Generations: Patient Stories
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Every day, people turn to the experts at Generations Fertility Care in Madison, Wisconsin, for help overcoming a fertility issue. We are inspired by our patients and thank those who have decided to share their experiences here so others will know what to expect.
Through their eyes, you will see Generations has a compassionate team that is among the most successful in the country. Our priority is helping families achieve safe, healthy pregnancies. We listen first and then work with our patients to establish a plan that meets their needs.
If you're ready to begin exploring your options, simply call the clinic to schedule a consultation or complete our online form. Our patients are at the center of everything we do and we look forward to working with you to achieve your fertility goals.
Tia and Kevin's Journey
Tia and Kevin had been trying to conceive for a few years. Their hometown obstetrician suggested they see one of the specialists at Generations Fertility Care, an hour drive from where they live. There, they were tested and treated as a couple and were overjoyed when their first IUI was a success.
They care about you as a person
|We went through this as a couple|
|Someone has to be the one in 10||Price-wise, they explained what to expect|
|Our hometown providers
were part of the team, too
|The long journey was so worth it|
Rebecca researched a few fertility care clinics, but something just felt right when she walked in the door at Generations. The staff really listened and explained third party reproduction clearly. She felt well-prepared for her journey, which eventually led to IVF.
|Choosing a fertility clinic||My doctor really listened to me|
|It's an emotional roller-coaster||Life has changed in the best possible way|
The Daiker Family's Journey
My husband and I were married October 16, 2010. We weren't taking steps to prevent pregnancy but we weren't actively trying, either. We started actively trying about a year after we got married.
I never had regular menstrual cycles so it was difficult to track anything to know when to try. Around a year of trying I went to my general practitioner for guidance. She worked with me for about eight months. She tried different medication regimens but nothing worked. She recommended that I see an OB/GYN.
I made my appointment. I went in and he ran a lot of bloodwork. He asked for my husband to give a semen sample, too. I met with him again to go over the results. All of my bloodwork was normal. My husband's was not. He referred us to Dr. Williams at Generations. I was a little nervous how this whole process would work out for us because we live two hours from the clinic. Dr. Williams ordered tests, put him on medication, and suggested either surgery or to begin the IVF process. We were planning to do both.
After meeting with Dr. Lebovic it was discussed that if my husband had the surgery, we would need to wait at least a year before starting the IVF process and that there was a chance the surgery would make his already low numbers go even lower. We backed out of the surgery and decided to move forward with the IVF with ICSI process.
I had to go through some testing first and I was put on medication to make my thyroid levels come down. This process took several months. Before we knew it we were two and one-half years into trying for a baby. Finally, after many months of trying to get my TSH levels low enough, we were ready to begin the medications for IVF.
On February 1, 2014 we started our shots. We made four trips to Generations for ultrasounds. We completed our egg retrieval on February 2, 25, 2014. Dr. Broadwell was able to retrieve 11 eggs. Out of the 11, eight fertilized. On March 2, 2014 (my dad's birthday), we traveled to Generations for our embryo transfer. My parents were able to come along with us to join in the special day. Dr. Broadwell told us that we had one very healthy-looking 3AB embryo and a 3BB embryo. We decided to transfer one embryo (the 3AB one) and freeze the other for a second try if we need it. There were six others that were left in the incubator that weren't even to the level where they could be frozen by the time of our transfer. They said that they would watch them and if any were able to, they would freeze them today.
I got a phone call the next day saying that they were able to freeze four embryos total. We were pretty excited. On March 11, 2014, I traveled by myself to Generations for my blood pregnancy test. I knew that day that I wasn't pregnant. There was no way that it worked on the first try. Laura, the IVF coordinator, called to tell me that, in fact, I was pregnant!
I was so excited that I could hardly wait to tell my husband and family. March 13 was my second blood test and it still showed I was pregnant. On April 1, my husband and I traveled back to Generations to see our little "peanut" for the first time on ultrasound. Our beautiful and healthy baby girl, Ellie Mae, was born on October 28, 2014 at Monroe Clinic Hospital.
My husband and I are now discussing when we will go back to meet with Dr. Broadwell about trying for baby number two! I thank God everyday that he led us to Generations. They have a wonderful staff and I am so happy to tell anyone that will listen about our care and the process. I am proud to say that Ellie is our miracle baby granted to us by God but given to us by Generations Clinic. I didn't know that I could love someone as much as I do Ellie.
The Nickele Family's Journey
Sally and her husband started coming to Generations Fertility Care a couple of years ago to begin their family. Since starting their journey, they now have three children, Harrison and twins Scarlet and Henry. Watch Sally discuss their experience at Generations.