IVF was our answer.
Because I was trying to have kids early (age 21), my ObGyn doctor told me that, “fertility treatments would not be used for me until I was older.” Now, my husband and I have been trying to conceive for over 5 years. At age 25, the ObGyn finally decided to help me. My husband tested fine, so they put me on Clomid, which I did not seem to need, as my periods are regular. After 6 unsuccessful months of Clomid, they recommended and I followed with a laparoscopy, where the doctor found and “removed” endometriosis. A few months after surgery, I was put on Clomid for another 6 months.
Although it seems common that women start with Clomid, I would recommend that everyone get a semen analysis at a fertility laboratory before any treatment is started. I would not have spent so much time if I had known the quality of my husband’s semen. Not all semen analysis places are the same, like a hospital lab is not a fertility specialty lab.
After all this, I think the doctors were becoming as frustrated as I was and that’s when I was finally referred to New Leaders in Fertility and Endocrinology…yep, the name says it all “New LIFE”. They do not mess around. After one cycle of medicine and IUI, we went quickly to IVF. And, IVF was our answer. After a second embryo transfer, I was pregnant with a baby.
The Team at the Panama City, FL office is simply wonderful! They have worked with me every step of the way. It is comforting to be able to reach the Fertility Coordinator after hours, and when there were questions, I got responses even on the weekend. I would definitely recommend NewLIFE and particularly my great experience in the Panama City office! And New LIFE’s IVF prices are much better than anywhere else, as well, and we were lucky that our insurance covered most of my medication.
Wishing whoever reads this the same success and joy,
LM & WM