How long was your infertility journey? How many cycles did you undergo?
We underwent 3 IUI's and 3 cycles of IVF. We had success on the third cycle of IVF.
Share your inspiring success story!
Like many other couples, we felt that when we were ready to start our family, it would just happen.
We never anticipated the stress and heartache that would plague us as we tried to become parents. After trying on our own for about a year without success, we sought the help of Dr. Brian Berger.
He was recommended to us through several other couples and friends. He and his staff always treated us with kindness and professionalism. We went through a total of six cycles--three IUI's and three cycles of IVF.
We were beginning to get extremely discouraged, but each time, Dr. Berger would tweak our protocol and keep doing everything possible for us to have a successful outcome.
On our third cycle of IVF, we were lucky enough to discover we were having twins!! On November 27, 2011, our boys, Jack and Liam were born and we were overjoyed to become their parents!!
And then, just before Jack and Liam turned one, we were thrilled to discover that I was pregnant naturally - with twin GIRLS!!! On June 5, 2013, we were blessed with two more beautiful babies - Lillian and Mallory!
Though the journey was difficult at times, it was worth every minute and we are so grateful for our beautiful family!
Did anyone/anything else help you through your infertility journey?
Everyone at Boston IVF was all so incredibly kind and helpful. They were all very sensitive to the fact that the struggles with infertility can be very stressful and painful.
They made a difficult process easier.
What were some highs or lows of your treatment(s)? What is unique/different about your story?
What's most unique about our story is that we ended up having a set of twins naturally after our IVF twins! It was absolutely amazing!
What advice do you have for other struggling with infertility?
My advice would be to not get ahead of yourself during the process. It is so easy to get so caught up in it and get yourself so worked up about hearing the words, "You're pregnant."
Sometimes it takes several cycles before you have success. By the last cycle, I sort of treated the procedures and appointments like a part-time job and tried to take the pressure off of myself.
When I allowed myself to relax a bit and take the process one step and one day at a time, that is when we had success!
Tell us about your experience with boston ivf
All I can say is that everyone who treated us was wonderful and I continue to recommend Boston IVF to anyone struggling to start a family.
The physicans at Boston IVF are affiliated with The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard University's School of Medicine.