Aspire Baby of The Month: March 2018

March 2018

His parent’s story:

My husband and I tried for over a year to get pregnant. After trying several fertility treatment avenues with all failed attempts, we decided to take our chances with IVF and Aspire Fertility. From our very first consultation, I knew this was the place for us.

Sure enough, after our first attempt at IVF we found out we were expecting! We could not have been more overcome with joy and excitement. But within the first 5 days of finding out our exciting news, things took a turn for the worse. My hormone levels were not at the level they were supposed to be and with that, we found out we would most likely lose the baby. Dr. Elkins wanted to watch me very closely, so for 4 days straight I would come to the clinic for both the baby and I to be monitored. Those 4 days were the hardest days of my life and emotionally exhausting, but I never once felt alone or unsupported by the Aspire staff. They went above and beyond to make sure I was comforted and completely taken care of. On the one week mark of us finding out I was pregnant, a miracle happened and my levels completely spiked! We were cautiously optimistic that this baby would make it. On October 24, 2017 we welcomed Asher Joe into the world and our lives were completely changed for the better! We have so much gratitude for Dr. Elkins, our nurse-Kim, and the entire Aspire staff! They were all true blessings to us and did everything they could to help us conceive and have the joy of a first child.

Our entire experience was wonderful and we are thrilled to have Aspire alongside us in growing our family even more!

Meet baby Asher:

Aspire Baby of The Month: March 2018

Aspire Baby of The Month: February 2018

February 2018

Her parent’s story:

Having married in our early 30s, we had always imagined that having a family would be immediate, easy, and natural…. It was, simply put, not that immediate and definitely not an easy path. Our journey spans over 10 years, dozens of IUIs, tracking cycles, acupuncture, Clomid cycles, attempted adoption, and more….and finally, a decade later and at 41 (mother) and 43 (father) we found ourselves at a crossroads.

We knew that IVF was our “final” option, but the fear of the unknown was overwhelming. Would we spend all of our savings on the IVF process only to end up with nothing? Would Mom’s body be able to handle the stress of IVF? Would our marriage thrive under the pressure of the stress of this last option? As a last resort, we sat in our OB’s office pouring out our hearts, discussing our fears, and praying for answers. In late fall 2016, our OB decided that she would help us out. She took a tour of the newly established Aspire Fertility clinic, and, having a working knowledge of many clinics in the DFW area, came back to us with raving reviews and our answer.

“You should go all in. Try this. Step out in faith,” she said.

After meeting with Dr. Linda Elkins and Kimberlee, we knew that IVF was going to be a path that we would pursue. In December 2016, we harvested Mom’s eggs, and in February we did a frozen embryo transfer. All throughout the process, Aspire kept in touch with us, letting us know the results of our egg harvesting (we had over 20 to start, and after the five day wait period ended up with 9). At the time of the biopsy, we discovered only two of the embryos were considered “normal”. Our hopes dipped again, but Kimberlee and Dr. Elkins continued to reassure us that though there were no promises, “it only takes one”.

On the day of the transfer, Dad was allowed to sit with Mom – comforting and encouraging as the transfer occurred. (Aspire even sent us home with a lovely lavender-themed gift basket to help us relax!) Though the waiting period was challenging between the transfer and the blood tests, finally, we heard (at the end of February) that we were pregnant! Our precious daughter was born in October 2017, perfectly healthy. We wrapped her in her cozy, soft Aspire blanket for her homecoming and have thanked God every day since for our miracle. We cannot thank our Aspire family enough for their knowledge, attentive care, successful procedure, and ultimately for giving us the most precious gift of the life of our little girl. We are consistently recommending the Aspire clinic to our friends, employees, and family who are struggling with fertility.

There IS hope, and Aspire will help you every step of the way.

Meet baby Katherine:

Aspire Baby Of the Month: January 2018

January 2018

Her parent’s story:

My husband and I sought fertility treatment after trying for over a year unsuccessfully. We had not one but two issues against us, PCOS and male infertility. After a referral from my OBGYN, Aspire welcomed us and made us feel comfortable from our very first consult. Dr. Elkins is so knowledgeable, confident and compassionate about what she does and that shines through in her work. She and her staff were always willing to take our call or answer our email with any questions or concerns along the way. We successfully transferred one perfect little embryo on December 13, 2016, and our beautiful girl, Claire, was born on August 31, 2017. We can’t thank Dr. Elkins, Stephanie and the entire Aspire staff enough for their support and encouragement throughout the process. We look forward to working with them again to expand our family in the future!

Meet baby Claire: