Our hearts melt when our patients text us: “We did it! I can’t believe it.” We want to share a story of one of our patients who underwent IVF and other procedures and lost her hope. However this story does have a happy end.
“Alice tried everything and her hope was lost…”
By Dr. Gary Levy
(Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist, Chief Medical Officer of Fertility Cloud)
I would like to introduce to you the story of Alice (name changed for the purposes of this blog post).
Alice is a patient that came to us with the diagnosis of unexplained (undiagnosed) infertility. Alice had an evaluation that demonstrated normal ovarian reserve, her AMH was 3.58 ng/mL (the lab norm is from 1 to 7.6 ng/mL), her fallopian tubes were open as documented by a hysterosalpingogram test and her spouse’s sperm evaluation was completely normal. In addition, her male partner had two prior children from a previous relationship. Alice had been trying to conceive for over fourteen months prior to seeking care with us. She underwent a few cycles of letrozole and then underwent IVF and did not get pregnant with a frozen embryo transfer.
After seeing her through our, always accessible, telehealth platform, we realized that Alice likely suffers from LPD. We discussed additional testing for PDG monitoring and confirmed our suspicions.
We discussed her treatment options, and she underwent ovarian stimulation and progesterone support and got pregnant on her second treatment cycle. She was ecstatic, as her experience at FC allowed her to be successful and receive an answer to the question that has been unanswered for a long time providing much needed closure in a much more affordable manner.”