Category Archives: Baby of the Month

  1. June Baby of the Month: Meet Scarlett

    In 2007 my husband Justin and I we found out we were pregnant and on December 6, 2007 we welcomed our son, Ryder Clifton Gaskins. When Ryder was 4 we discussed adding another little one to our family.  We didn’t worry at first when I wasn’t getting pregnant because we were so busy with three active boys, two of which came from my husband’s previous marriage. We then started to worry a bit more on why I wasn’t conceiving as I had done so easily before.

    I saw an amazing OB/GYN in Jacksonville who ran tests, one of which was to see if my fallopian tubes were open for the eggs to travel through.  He discovered that in all the trauma having my son my cervix had closed.  He did a procedure to re-open my cervix and we then proceeded with Clomid and 2 rounds of IUI.  Nothing was working to our dismay. So he referred us to Dr. Brown. From the get go, Dr. Brown was positive and incredibly optimistic about us getting pregnant.

    So much so that when he inserted the first embryo on our scheduled day he said “That’s it, congratulations, you’re pregnant!” And WE WERE!!!  It was so amazing.  The boys were so excited and we set out on the first part of the first trimester of pregnancy.

    On January 27th we went in for an appointment with our OB.  They found no heartbeat.  They did an ultrasound and found that we had lost the baby.  We were absolutely devastated.  Over the next month we took the time for my body to recover.  We discovered that the baby was in fact a boy and we named him Hayer Davis Gaskins. His name is from all three of the boy’s names H (Hunter) ay (Payton) er (Ryder).

    We contacted Dr. Brown’s office the following month and they said we could do another round of IVF.  With more weight on our shoulders, and more concerns than ever, we began the journey once more.  And once again we were met with amazing optimism, positivity and this time hugs and reassurance that we will have our little one soon.

    On January 26, 2018, almost one year later to the day of losing our son, we welcomed our little GIRL and rainbow baby Scarlett Rayne Gaskins.  A beautiful, healthy baby girl!!  She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long.  She is the happiest baby.  She loves all her big brothers and of course Mommy and Daddy are her world.  She’s already mastered how to get any of us to do exactly what she wants and we all do it with a giggle and say, “That’s our Scarlett, the Queen!”

    When we look at her we are reminded of the incredible journey we had to go through to get her here.  Dr. Brown gave us our little angel, our little rainbow baby, our little girl and the most precious little miracle ever.  God bless you all that work for this amazing office and God bless you Dr. Brown for everything you’ve done to give us our sweet Scarlett!

    Stacie Gaskins

     

  2. May Baby of the Month: Meet Ciela

    My husband and I were married in November 2015 and immediately started trying to conceive. Having been diagnosed with PCOS and being over the age of 35, my OBGYN said we should only try unassisted for about 6 months before seeking other options. After the first 6 months we wanted to try Clomid before anything else and once again, we found ourselves disappointed month after month. With 40 fast approaching we decided to look into finding a reproductive endocrinologist and after lots of research and a glowing recommendation from my OBGYN we decided it was time to begin our journey with Brown Fertility. 

      We went through all the testing and were completely shocked when our results came back and I was diagnosed with diminishing ovarian reserve.  Dr. Brown was very caring, compassionate and even more so, very honest with us. He let us know that he was willing to help us with IVF if that is what we wanted, however, he did not believe that it would be successful and mentioned donor eggs as an option in which we were not open to due to our beliefs. This was all such devastating news, however, God had already shown and prepared us for our path even before our results came back. We had learned about donor embryos (“snowflake babies”by a family member and had already started to do the research before going into the office to get our results.  We also had researched adoption and fostering.  We decided to ask Dr. Brown if there was anything he knew about it and if he could refer us to someone who could assist us moving forward towards donor embryos. To our surprise he let us know they had donors right there waiting and everything could be handled by Brown Fertility. We knew in that moment we were right where we were supposed to be and felt a sense of hope that we thought we lost along what had been so far a very difficult path.  

     We immediately began looking at profiles and getting everything set up for the next cycle. A few weeks before our transfer we were contacted about a profile that we should take a look at and sure enough we felt drawn to these little embryos!! On September 21, 2017 God, Dr. Brown, the staff at Brown Fertility, and this selfless donor family helped make our dreams come true. 

      Our beautiful miracle Ciela Grace was born absolutely perfect on June 8, 2018 and has brought so much joy into our lives as well as all of those she meets. We are so very blessed and forever grateful. Thank you Dr. Brown and all of those at Brown Fertility who helped us along our journey.   

    The Burkett Family 

  3. April Baby of the Month: Meet Reid

    Our two year old, Reid, is truly our baby blessing! After four long years of infertility we were not sure what the future held for us in terms of having a child. When our doctor referred us to Brown Fertility Clinic we were anxious, scared and afraid of what we may be told. After meeting with Dr. Brown and his staff, we knew that we had found someone who was capable of helping us have our son.

    Although multiple attempts of artificial insemination failed, we did not give up. Our next step was IVF. We were blessed with Brown Fertility and the IVF process was seamless. We were truly amazed and could not believe it when they told us that IVF worked and we were going to be parents.

    Reid is full of energy and everyone who knows him, loves him. He is a church baby, an animal lover, and loves to be outdoors.

    Thank you, Dr. Brown and Brown Fertility for helping us have our baby boy, Reid.

    Dustin and Danyel Rucker

     

     

     

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