My husband and I are backed by nearly 20 years of friendship. We’ve loved each other since high school. So naturally when we fell in love, children were discussed. After marriage and establishing a well-known local business; we started trying for a family. But it wasn’t working. So, we temporarily gave up and continued fulfilling our lives in different ways. It wasn’t until 5 years later when I was 36 that I started to get a stirring from the inside that I could no longer ignore. I knew I had to make a decision, and so I picked up the phone and called Shady Grove Fertility.
It has taken me awhile to write this, because every time I think I have formulated the appropriate words, I get teary eyed and seemingly come up short. You see, there aren’t enough gracious words in our language to articulate how appreciative my husband and I are for Dr. Sasson and his team of exceptional nurses at the Chesterbrook office. Chris and I know that in comparison to many other couples, we are fortunate. But we all have specific journeys, and ours did not come without some unique hurdles.
The team at Shady Grove Fertility did an exceptional job of helping us navigate these hurdles, in order to make the best decisions specifically for us. Even when an issue arose that was completely unexpected, and very rare — Dr. Sasson (and Lisa!) advocated for us, remained fair and encouraged us to continue. Had we chosen not to listen to his sound advice, I would not be 26 weeks pregnant right now.
This process is not for the weak, and it certainly defines one’s future character, as you will be forever changed…but when looking back, I would absolutely do it all again. As it turns out; the appointments, the hormones, the blood work (shout out to Peggy!), the waiting… my gosh, the waiting… is ALL worth it; and now, it all seems like the tiniest blurb on a large-scale radar. Take it from this lifelong needle phobic — if I can do this, ANYONE can.
Gather all your strength, everyone in your tribe, and just put one foot in front of the other — make the call to Shady Grove Fertility. Because who wants 25 years to pass, and be left wondering “what if…” I surely didn’t, and I’m forever grateful that we took that shot.
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