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Fertility Patient Stories

BarbBarb

I had my tubes tied in 1997, but in 2005, my husband and I wanted to have a baby. My primary care doctor referred me to Dr. David Lee at OHSU.

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Expecting!Malka

Not knowing we were going to end up needing fertility treatment, I’m glad we made our home in Portland. OHSU is a great healthcare resource; the fertility clinic has helped us achieve our dream of becoming mothers.

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Jennnifer and FamilyJennifer

Our case was one of “unexplained secondary infertility.” Neither my nurse-midwife nor the fertility clinic could point to anything that we needed to improve. It would have been easier if there had been something to treat.

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Twins!Sue Ann

I could get pregnant but couldn't stay pregnant. I started to feel “broken” and “too old” to have a baby. I was devastated and mad. It was then that we were referred to OHSU for fertility help.

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New BabyKim

In the end, our daughter, Brigette Heather, was born full-term and in perfect health. Seven years after our first steps, I was finally a mom. And somehow, holding my baby in my arms, made it all ok. The heartache was worth it.

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Ali and her twinsAli

Everyone at OHSU was so warm and sensitive—and funny. They always tried to bring levity into the situation, because it wasn’t always easy.

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Additional fertility stories are coming soon. If you are an OHSU Fertility patient and would like to share your story, please let us know. We are honored to be a part of your journey.