Mary and James had been trying to conceive for eight years before being referred by their OBGYN to Dr. Bradford Kolb. The couple had seen other infertility specialists, including a clinic abroad, and had undergone unsuccessful IUI and IVF cycles–plus a heartbreaking ectopic pregnancy.
By the time they saw Dr. Kolb in fall 2015, the couple was considering surrogacy. “We thought our age was a factor, “recalled 42-year-old Mary. “But Dr. Kolb reviewed our records and ran some tests. He convinced us that everything looked good and was confident we could get pregnant via IVF.”
The couple really liked how Dr. Kolb took the time to listen and was hands on, which was a pleasant departure from their previous physicians. One would only see them a few minutes before handing them off to the staff. They also liked that Dr. Kolb was receptive to Chinese acupuncture, which made them feel less stressful and more relaxed.
At HRC Fertility, Mary and James underwent two cycles of IVF and had their embryos genetically tested. The remaining viable one became their son who was born last June. Every day since, they thank their lucky stars for this gift.
Mary advises other couples to do their homework to see if prospective clinics are a good fit for their needs and personalities. They also encourage others to have a game plan, as they did.
She explained, “We felt stressed during our previous IVF cycles. During our last one at HRC, we felt comforted knowing that we had a backup plan if it didn’t work. That really helped to reduce our stress levels.”
Even though they weathered much disappointment with other fertility clinics, Mary and James are grateful for having found Dr. Kolb–knowing he was the difference in helping them create their family.