Patient Stories for Infertility Care

IVF journey is a road to happiness for Ashley and her family

Ashley Nost, her husband, and their daughter, Indie
Ashley Nost, of Solon, Iowa, and her husband began their journey to become parents in January 2016. About a year and a half into their journey, Ashley decided she was done with the road they were on—one of seemingly endless tests, medications, and even surgery—and asked to be referred to our hospital.

Alyssa and Justin’s in vitro fertilization story

Ultrasound image surrounded by IVF syringes
Alyssa Boies and her husband reached out to the University of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care in December 2018 after almost two years of trying to conceive a baby—naturally and with medical intervention.

‘Grateful and blessed family’ credits IVF team

The Rich family
“From time to time, I hear a story of a couple who were able to have a baby because of the work of Dr. Van Voorhis,” says Elizabeth Rich. “Every time, it takes me back to our story and I feel so grateful.”

Craig’s journey to parenthood started at UI Health Care

Craig's desire was to become a parent. After talking to a few fertility clinics around Iowa, but he was ultimately referred to University of Iowa Health Care to work with their gestational carrier program.

From first IVF visit to baby in one year

Lindsey and Ben Ebert
“My husband and I experienced three miscarriages and multiple failed medicated cycles while trying to start a family. After more than five years with no success, we decided to change clinics. We chose University of Iowa Health Care’s Center for Advanced Reproductive Care, due to great recommendations.”

Infertility staff provided stability and celebrated successes

After nine years of marriage and attempted adoption, Martina and her husband were referred to University of Iowa Health Care for infertility treatments, where their wish for children was finally fulfilled.

‘Only chance to conceive’

We learned we were pregnant after just one round of IVF (we know we are lucky) and were expecting a baby in May of 2017. Once we were released from the infertility care team, we were told to find an obstetrician. We have a lot of options in the area, but I chose to continue my prenatal care at UI Health Care.

Tanya chose “only the best” when trying to conceive

Tanya Van Voorst cannot say enough amazing things about University of Iowa Health Care's IVF team.

'UI Health Care's IVF program helped me become a mom'

When infertility delayed Nicole McGlynn’s plans to start a family in 2009, she reached out to the experts with University of Iowa Health Care’s Center for Advanced Reproductive Care. The center’s in vitro fertilization (IVF) program—Iowa’s first such program, established in 1987—helped Nicole, of Kalona, Iowa, become the mom she had long wanted to be.

'Everyone was very accommodating, polite, and compassionate'

Crystal Ball was nervous about her scheduled procedure, but the surgical team with University of Iowa Health Care quickly put her mind at ease. “Everyone was very accommodating, polite, and compassionate. My nurse, Kathy, was great. Everybody was very professional, and my discharge nurse even wheeled me to my car,” said Crystal.

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