Shady Grove Fertility Offers Infertility Community a Dose of Hope by Publishing 25 Patient Stories of Triumph eBook

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To commemorate 25 years and more than 40,000 babies born, Shady Grove Fertility has compiled an eBook of personal stories written by their patients to offer hope, raise belief, and remind people that there are now treatment options available to help nearly everyone conceive.

Former SGF patients of Jeffrey McKeeby, M.D.

The most difficult part of the IVF journey was the emotional uncertainty, but hearing other patients’ stories, I knew I wasn’t alone in my thoughts, feelings, uncertainties, and insecurities. I knew it would all turn out ok if I just kept believing.

Shady Grove Fertility, the largest fertility center in the nation—celebrating 25 years and more than 40,000 babies born—has published a unique eBook that offers an inside glimpse into the journeys of 25 couples on their road to becoming parents. “25 Patient Stories of Triumph” is a collection of personal stories written by Shady Grove Fertility patients that provide an honest and heartwarming look into the trials and triumphs patients face in their pursuit to building a family. Each story provides a different and revealing perspective and is meant to serve as a source of strength, hope, and inspiration to those still on the path to parenthood.

Many people come to Shady Grove Fertility looking for answers. “I wanted to know why I couldn’t get pregnant like everybody else,” says former patient, Jessica. After her first appointment with Jeffrey McKeeby, M.D., in SGF’s Annapolis, MD office, Jessica and Eugene knew they were in the right place with the right team to get the answers they’ve been searching for.

“The most difficult part of the IVF journey was the emotional uncertainty, but hearing other patients’ stories, I knew I wasn’t alone in my thoughts, feelings, uncertainties, and insecurities. I knew it would all turn out ok if I just kept believing,” says a former patient.

“At Shady Grove Fertility we recognize that caring for a patient’s emotional well-being is equally as important as treating their infertility. We understand that each couple’s experience and needs are different, which is why we integrate varied support resources into our fertility program,” adds Isaac E. Sasson, M.D., Ph.D., of SGF’s Chesterbrook, PA location.

“Each miscarriage was just heartbreaking. When you need someone to support you, talk to, lift you up when you felt low or someone to just listen, Shady Grove Fertility staff and support counselors were always there,” recalls another SGF patient.

When Shady Grove Fertility first opened its doors in 1991, one Shady Grove Fertility baby was born approximately every 20 days. Today, 10 Shady Grove Fertility babies are born each day, every day – more than any other fertility center in the nation. The launch of their 25th anniversary "Believe It’s Possible" campaign builds hope for the one in eight couples who are affected by infertility, and hopefully serves as a reminder that there are now treatments available to help almost everyone conceive.

These stories are the true meaning of "Believe It’s Possible.”

About Shady Grove Fertility
Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. 2016 commemorates 25 years of Shady Grove Fertility providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, and celebrates over 40,000 babies born—more than any other center in the nation. Today, 34 reproductive endocrinologists, supported by a highly specialized team of 600 urologists, Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and staff care for patients in 19 full-service offices and six satellite sites throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrinology fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships such as Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. More than 1,700 physicians refer their patients to Shady Grove Fertility each year. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.

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