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When Things Get Hard, That’s When Miracles Happen

Patient Q&A with Alison

Why do you want to share your story? 

To give others hope.

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

I was referred to FCI by my doctor and felt comfortable with Dr. Hirshfeld at our first meeting. 

What was the infertility diagnosis? 

PCOS and male factor (low sperm count) 

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

Dr. Jennifer E. Hirshfeld-Cytron 

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

Dr. Hirshfeld was straightforward but compassionate. She walked us through every test and procedure in a clear and concise manner. Every Doctor we had for retrievals/transfers was pleasant and professional. 

What infertility treatment(s) did you undergo? 

IVF with ICSI and assisted hatching. Four egg retrievals and five transfers total. 

What helped you through treatment physically and/or emotionally? 

My supportive husband who gave me every shot and acupuncture. 

Do you have any words of wisdom for others? 

Don't give up when it gets hard. Sometimes that is when the greatest miracles happen! Share what and when you want. You are not alone and this community is amazing! 

Tell us about your little miracle! 

We have two! Two beautiful, sweet boys: Rowan who is 3 and Wyatt who is 4 months! Rowan is a ball of energy that looks just like daddy and Wyatt is chill and looks just like mommy! Thank you for our family!