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One Married Dad Shares His Journey Through Infertility to Twins

Patient Q&A with Marc

Why do you want to share your story?
To 'normalize' the concept of needing 'help' and point out obstacles.

What led you to Fertility Centers of Illinois and why did you trust us?
[I was drawn to] Dr. Rapisarda because he was trained at Michael Reese (an OB-GYN center of excellence years ago). Also, the location and collaboration.

What was the infertility diagnosis?
Male factor infertility due to poor morphology and motility.

Which Fertility Centers of Illinois physician(s) treated you?
Dr. John J. Rapisarda

How would you describe your experience with your physician(s)?
Terrific from day one. We sat in his office and discussed the process (after an insurance review).

What infertility treatment(s) did you undergo?
IVF with IV hormone treatment beforehand (at home) to optimize the likelihood of the desired outcome.

What helped you through treatment physically and/or emotionally?
Fortunately, my group insurance covered IVF like any other healthcare treatment. [My] trust in the FCI team. A long-time friend had recently been successful at an FCI center.

Do you have any words of wisdom for others?
[Look at] the experience, compassion, and flexibility of your provider. Be realistic. We were fortunate to be successful in the first round. It doesn't always happen that way.

Tell us about your little miracle!
Our boy-girl twins are 11. They made us parents and we couldn't have done it without FCI!