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A Great Support System Goes a Long Way

Patient Q&A with Danielle

Why do you want to share your story? 

To help others experience the gift of parenthood and to let people know there is help out there to grow their family. 

What led you to Fertility Centers of Illinois and why did you trust us? 

After 3 years of trying, I quit a job I loved for one that was closer to where I lived. In my exit interview, my boss shared her story and success with FCI. Dr. Rodgers presented us with a plan on day 1 and it was just so calming and reassuring. 

What was the infertility diagnosis? 

Low sperm count 

Which Fertility Centers of Illinois physician(s) treated you? 

Dr. Allison K. Rodgers 

How would you describe your experience with your physician(s)? 

Positive and respectful. Dr. Rodgers showed a lot of empathy but was also very honest about our success and what it would take to be successful. 

What infertility treatment(s) did you undergo? 

IUI and IVF, my husband took Clomid.

What helped you through treatment physically and/or emotionally? 

The support of the FCI staff and the support of my co-workers (I ended up going back to the job I loved!).

Do you have any words of wisdom for others? 

Tell your loved ones how you feel. Ask for their support. Do not shut people out. This can be a very lonely journey. Seek out a community to help support you (and/or your partner). 

Tell us about your little miracle! 

MAK is 22 months old! He's a perfect blue-eyed, blonde-haired boy. He's extremely funny and has given me the most joy I've ever experienced.