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Our Twins Were 11 Year in the Making

Patient Q&A with Cailin

Why do you want to share your story? 

It took us 11+ years to have our twins. I want to give others hope. I want others to know that even though the journey is hard the outcome is beyond beautiful. 

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

This was my third clinic. I had researched a few clinics in the area and FCI seemed like the best fit. When we met with Dr. Ahmad, I knew it was the best place for us. She was the first doctor to ask us how many kids we wanted. I never even thought I would have a choice in the matter. Most other clinics make you feel like you are in a factory. Dr. Ahmad took the time to find out what we wanted. I felt more like a partner in my fertility treatment and not just a patient. 

What was the infertility diagnosis? 

PCOS and Male Factor 

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

Dr. Asima K. Ahmad 

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

She took the time to really get to know us. She didn’t hit us with a one size fits all treatment plan but worked to find a plan that was best for us. When our first cycle did not work, she looked at what didn’t work and adjusted it. 

What infertility treatment(s) did you undergo? 

We did two cycles of IVF. 

What helped you through treatment physically and/or emotionally? 

My family was very supportive. My dad and bonus mom were there for us every step of the way, but it is hard to relate when you haven’t struggled with infertility yourself. I found a really amazing support from a group called the Pineapple Squad. I met so many amazing women who understood my journey. I made so many friendships. I recently got together with a group of moms who were in the group. We were all a little choked up because we knew what each one of us had to go through 

Do you have any words of wisdom for others? 

Don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself. No one can fix a problem unless they know about it. 

Tell us about your little miracle! 

We have 8-month-old twin boys, Elliott and Jesse. They are beyond amazing. They are so sweet and silly and really made our lives full.