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Restored Hope: Renee Krier's Story

Renee and her son

Early in life, Renee Krier was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a condition in which there are many small cysts in the ovaries and can affect a woman's ability to get pregnant.


When Renee and her husband decided to start a family, her obstetrician in Oconomowoc recommended a visit to an infertility specialist.


She was referred to the UW Health's reproductive endocrinology and infertility clinic, Generations Fertility Care.


Since starting her care at UW, Renee has nothing but good things to say about the team at UW.


"The whole department was phenomenal, from the receptionist to the nurses to the doctors," said Renee.


After a few months at UW, Dr. Sana Salih and Dr. Dan Lebovic recommended she try in vitro fertilization.


Renee was able to get pregnant through IVF with a single embryo transfer. They implanted the embryo in mid March and in early April she learned that she was pregnant and due in December.


On December 1, 2009, Renee and her husband welcomed their baby boy, Owen.


"Even though our insurance has changed, we will be coming back to UW for future attempts at getting pregnant. The entire staff was great!" states Renee.