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Go in With a Positive Attitude, Have Faith, and Don't Give Up

Patient Q&A with Rachel

Why do you want to share your story? 

To give hope and to let people know not to give up. 

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

We experienced multiple miscarriages, the stillbirth of our first daughter, and then secondary infertility. We had several friends who went to FCI and had so many positive experiences. 

What was the infertility diagnosis? 

Recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, and unexplained infertility. 

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

Dr. Allison K. Rodgers 

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

Dr. Rodgers is amazing. She had so much positivity and trust that we would be successful. She made us feel confident she would help us have a child. 

What infertility treatment(s) did you undergo? 

HSG, Egg retrieval, ERA, Frozen Embryo Transfer 

What helped you through treatment physically and/or emotionally? 

The support of our friends and family. Trusting the process and never giving up even with setbacks. 

Do you have any words of wisdom for others? 

Go into this process with a positive attitude and don’t give up when things get tough. It is incredibly hard, but you have to have faith that your dreams will come true. Reach out to others who are going through the same thing whether that be in person, support groups, or even social media. 

Tell us about your little miracle! 

Our daughter turned 2 at the beginning of November. She is sassy, independent, hilarious, and the sweetest child. It’s like she knows how hard we tried for her. She is extra snuggly and loving. We are so thankful to FCI.