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Fourth Round of IUI = Beautiful Baby Girl

It was a rollercoaster ride, but Carrie can finally call herself a mother.

After trying to conceive for 18 months, Carrie and her husband consulted a local fertility doctor who conducted preliminary testing and made treatment recommendations. Not long after, Carried and her husband moved to California after a job promotion.

Carrie learned about Dr. Jeffrey Nelson, who was highly recommended, and immediately made an appointment so the couple could move forward with treatment.

Things moved quickly after that. "Dr. Nelson accepted all the paperwork and test results from our first doctor, which saved us a lot of time and money," says Carrie. "Unlike our doctor in Chicago, he thought Clomid was unnecessary because I had no problem ovulating and we started treatment right away."

Within a month, they started the first of four IUI cycles. Luckily, they got pregnant with their baby girl on the final round before they would have moved into IVF.

"You are definitely up and down emotionally," recalls Carrie. "You start your cycle with hope, but loseit when you receive a negative pregnancy test. Dr. Nelson and the HRC nurses were wonderfully supportive and answered all my questoins. I always felt like I was in good hands."

Now the happy mother of a baby girl, Carrie has this advice: find a team of professionals like Dr. Nelson and his staff.

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