Patient Stories for Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Compassion and individualized care led to Heidi's happy ending

    Heidi Cohen and her child
    Heidi Ridenour, of Davenport, Iowa, discusses her experience with reproductive endocrinology, working with Jessica Kresowik, MD, at the University of Iowa Health Care Women’s Health Clinic in Davenport.
  • Katy sought peace through IUI but found so much more

    Katy Miller family
    Katy Miller, of Milan, Illinois, discusses her experience with reproductive endocrinology, working with Jessica Kresowik, MD, at the University of Iowa Health Care Women’s Health Clinic in Davenport.
  • Elizabeth's journey to a healthy pregnancy and baby

    Elizabeth VanCamp holds her child
    Elizabeth VanCamp, of Davenport, Iowa, discusses her experience with reproductive endocrinology, working with Jessica Kresowik, MD, at the University of Iowa Health Care Women’s Health Clinic in Davenport.
  • 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.
  • Parent Blog: Stacey Regennitter

    Regennitter fraternal quadruplets, photo
    Noelle, Jakob, Jarred and Rebeckah were born at 30 weeks gestation and are now 14 years old.
  • Parent Blog: Megan Runde

    Libby Runde, photo
    "I was transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for preterm labor. Libby was delivered by emergency C-section at 26 weeks and had a blood transfusion on her first day of life." – Megan
  • ‘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.”
  • Honored to be a 2018 Fan of the Year winner

    Portrait of Traci McCausland
    During her treatment for breast cancer, Traci McCausland says: “Coach Fran and Margaret McCaffery were incredibly supportive of us. We were so grateful for the support from the entire Iowa Athletic Department and UI Center for Advancement.”
  • Amber grateful for 'incredible journeys' before and after motherhood

    Amber Bowers had two incredible pregnancy journeys thanks to care from Rachel Maassen, MD at University of Iowa Health Care.

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