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Finding the Right Team Made All the Difference

Patient Q&A with Arielle

Why do you want to share your story?
FCI truly changed my life

What led you to Fertility Centers of Illinois and why did you trust us?
We were dissatisfied with a previous experience with assisted fertility and sought out FCI after a recommendation from a friend.

What was the infertility diagnosis?
PCOS

Which Fertility Centers of Illinois physician(s) treated you?
Dr. Christopher S. Sipe

How would you describe your experience with your physician(s)?
He was light, hopeful, and informative. We knew it was a match when we arrived for our first appointment and saw his decorative mug that read “Dr. Sipe at your Cervix”

What infertility treatment(s) did you undergo?
Several rounds of IUI and an attempted round of IVF that ended with a successful IUI.

What helped you through treatment physically and/or emotionally?
My team kept me well-informed every step of the way which helped us stay grounded in reality about our treatment.

Do you have any words of wisdom for others?
Because we had other experiences before FCI, we knew what we DIDN’T want in our treatment team. Finding a good fit is a really important part of this journey because you rely on them to be connected to your life in a very intimate way during a very vulnerable time.

Tell us about your little miracle!
Asha is almost 1. Of course my fertility journey resulted in a “pandemic baby” (it just makes sense) but she’s the best human we know. She was born with tons of hair and kept all of it, and it was her whole personality for the first 6 months!