When two become Mom and Dad – meet the Dickersons
The decision to start a family is a thrilling milestone for a couple. It means changing the structure of your life, shifting the dynamic of your personal relationship as partners, and jumping into the life-altering process of watching a baby enter the world and experience everything for the very first time.
Kristin Dickerson and her husband were married in 2008, and by 2009 they were ready to become parents.
“We started just casually trying,” Kristen says. “I figured it could take some time.”
When a couple decides they are ready to have a baby, discovering that it might be a challenge can be frustrating and even heartbreaking.
Reaching out for help is the first step toward IVF success
After trying for a full year with no success, the couple decided to seek out a fertility specialist. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine recommends getting help after 12 months of trying to get pregnant, or after six months for women over 35. When they found out everything was fine on her end, it was then time to explore what was going on with her husband. Half of all cases have male causes contributing to infertility.
After struggling to get pregnant on their own for almost two years, they had a consultation in March of 2011 at our Nashville IVF center. The couple decided to undergo IVF treatment, and the results were a happy surprise.
“By August we were pregnant!” Kristen says. “It was twins!”
Sadly, the couple lost one of the babies at 7 weeks. But on April 1, 2012, they welcomed a perfect baby boy to the world.
The Dickersons decided to try for another baby in March of 2014. They had two embryos transferred with even better success.
“Soon after, we were pregnant again,” Dickerson says. “Twins! This time both looked perfect, and on October 29, 2014, we had two baby boys at 35 weeks. They were 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and 5 pounds, 11 ounces.”
A grateful family
“We are so thankful for the kind people at NFC, and so blessed with the option of IVF,” Kristen explained. “The staff and doctors made a hard process a smooth one.”
Having trouble with natural conception can be discouraging, but fortunately there are safe and promising ways to significantly increase the chance for pregnancy and IVF success. The specialists at our Nashville IVF center are here to help you start a family by providing a professional and comforting experience. Contact us today.