We started trying to conceive in February of 2011, but by June of 2012 it was clear this was not going to be an easy process for us. We first went to another group of fertility specialists and underwent 3 unsuccessful rounds of IUI. After the last unsuccessful attempt, we were told we should move on to theIVF process. That was a tough pill to swallow, and we decided to take a break from the world of infertility for the holidays. As a woman, struggling with infertility is devastating. At times I felt like I was being punished, or like I wasn’t even a woman because I couldn’t do what God designed women to do… Bear a child. I felt guilty that I could not give my husband a baby and was very tearful and depressed about our situation.
After our holiday “break” we decided to move forward with IVF in January of 2013. This time we decided to go with Dr. Brown on the recommendation of my OB and other friends. We met with Dr. Brown for the first time in January, 2 days before my 35th birthday. We were very anxious, but he was so kind and personable, and he spent a lot of time speaking with us and addressing our concerns as well as reviewing all our previous tests. That first day he said “You WILL get pregnant”. Just those simple words were what I needed to hear to get me through the process. Those were the words I had been longing to hear for so long. We scheduled our IVF cycle that next week. By March 1st, we finally heard the words we had waited two years to hear…. “You’re pregnant!!!”
I had my first ultrasound at 7 weeks, and we saw the two most beautiful gestational sacs with heart beats! Both of our embryos implanted and we were pregnant with TWINS! After our very first IVF cycle! Words could not express the joy that filled and continues to fill our hearts since then.
On September 29, 2013 we were blessed with the birth of our daughter, Alessia Ann, and our son, Nicholas Jr.! They arrived 5 weeks early, but after a couple weeks in the NICU they are now home with us and are perfect in every way… Our hearts are so full of love for our beautiful babies, a love like no other. Our family is complete and we cannot thank Dr. Brown enough for his kind words, encouragement and expertise. I would highly recommend Dr. Brown (and have to 2 friends who both conceived on their first round of IVF too!). God bless you Dr. Brown!!!
– Jenny and Nick Z.