‘Only chance to conceive’

“After trying to become pregnant, my husband and I were referred to UI Health Care. I was hesitant at first as I was not keen on medical and pharmaceutical intervention to become pregnant. After meeting with Bradley Van Voorhis, MD, and many others from the infertility care team, we decided to move forward–realizing this may be our only chance to conceive.”

“There are many appointments and meetings associated with the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) process. At times, the process can be stressful, tiring, and emotionally draining. The infertility care team made sure our experience was the very best it could be. Although we sometimes dreaded attending three appointments in one week, we always walked away feeling positive and encouraged.”

“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. Kelly Ward, MD, came highly recommended by friends and neighbors... luckily she had an opening and I was able to see her for nearly every appointment throughout my pregnancy. She even made it for my delivery. I felt so relieved when I saw her walk through the door! I ended up having two amazing obstetricians, a great resident, and the some of the best labor and delivery nurses with me throughout my labor and delivery–I couldn't have done it without them.”

“When we started the IVF process I was nervous, and the nerves didn't end once we knew we were expecting. I cannot say enough about how fabulous and reassuring our care team was from beginning to end.”

Kelly Henrich, patient
University of Iowa Health Care

Hometown
North Liberty, Iowa