For four years, Carrie and Steve tried to conceive both naturally and with Clomid. Realizing they needed a fertility specialist, they followed a friend’s advice and decided to work with HRC and Dr. Jane Frederick.
Though previous infertility testing for both Carrie and Steve had come back normal, Dr. Frederick decided to take a second look. She discovered that Steve’s male infertility diagnosis was the problem.
“Dr. Frederick suggested both IUI and IVF, but said that IVF was probably the only way to get pregnant based on the issues we had to overcome,” explained Carrie.
The couple decided to do IVF. Carrie’s harvested eggs resulted in seven embryos, six of which were viable for transfer. They did a fresh embryo transfer with their first cycle, but did not become pregnant.
Six months later, with four embryos left, the couple did a second round of IVF with two of the frozen embryos. Carrie became pregnant on Easter weekend and the couple now has an 18-month-old daughter Kenzie born right before Christmas last year.
But Carrie and Steve wanted more children, so they decided to do a third round of IVF.
“We didn’t look at the calendar, but it just so happened that I was on bed rest after the last transfer and it was again over Easter weekend–and we became pregnant,” she said.
The couple is now 16 weeks pregnant again with their second little girl, and her due date is two days after Kenzie’s birthday.
“With Dr. Frederick’s help, we never lost hope,” said Carrie.