SpringCreek is determined to share real fertility stories, like this one from Jon and Lindsay. The Millers were so excited to have a child. After three rounds of IUI, their dream finally came true when they became pregnant with their son, Lincoln. The Miller Family stopped by to share their fertility story with us, recounting their journey to encourage those who may be going through a similar family-building process.
Watch the Miller family’s full interview here:
Tell us your names, please.
Jon: I am Jon Miller
Lindsay: And I am Lindsay Miller. And this is Lincoln Miller.
How did you choose SpringCreek?
L: So, I would say we chose SpringCreek… well, first my OB recommended it. [SpringCreek] came highly recommended by my OB, but one of the main reasons was I work for JPMorgan Chase and they have amazing infertility benefits. They only partner with Centers of Excellence and SpringCreek is designated as a Center of Excellence and we were able to choose that facility. And then we got to talking with a lot of our neighbors who also had used and had a great experience at SpringCreek. I feel like our decision was further affirmed when we found out SpringCreek was a friend of Dayton Children’s because that’s where my husband works. So, it was kind of the perfect place for us.
What kind of treatment did you do?
J: We had IUI. [We] went through three trials before we had a successful pregnancy.
L: Yeah. We were getting ready to schedule our IVF consult and found out we were pregnant.
J: We were really happy. Really happy.
Tell us a little bit about your journey.
L: I think our journey started almost two years before we actually got to SpringCreek. We had been trying. We had had a loss and were referred to SpringCreek. We really loved it there. Everybody was really nice. We put together a plan kind of based on our ages, our health, and all the testing. We decided we were going to do three rounds of IUI to see if that would work, then we would move towards IVF. At the end of the day, we did not have anything that they could identify in terms of what was wrong and why we couldn’t get pregnant. [It was] really kind of undiagnosed, which is kind of what a lot of people go through. But at the end of the day, it was really great for us. We got Lincoln: our first child, who turns one next week.
What did you think of the SpringCreek staff and facilities?
J: I think our first impression was everybody was super professional. Everybody was incredibly nice. They were on point. They knew exactly what to do and how to do it. We just couldn’t have had a better experience from A to Z.
L: I would say that were some of the lucky people who had a very normal pregnancy once we were pregnant. When you’re at SpringCreek, you get to go every single week and get an update on the baby. And I think I was actually kind of sad when we graduated to go back to my original OB because I didn’t get to see everybody every week. I mean, it was a great thing, but we were sad to leave there.
Is there anything you wish you would’ve done differently?
L: I don’t know that we have any regrets. I think we felt really supported through the process. I think the only thing I would tell folks is to start the process early. Once we did go to SpringCreek, we still had to go through the testing and the consults and things like that. And it makes sense why we do that because they want to make sure that you have a successful pregnancy. But I didn’t know that we – or at least I – didn’t know it was going to take that long once we got there. And so, I think my advice to folks – if I ever talk to them about fertility – is to start the process early.
J: If you’re kind of on the fence about it, there’s really no shame in it. It’s a great place to be, and a great place to have people work for you and help you on your journey.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
L: I think the main reason we wanted to do [this interview] is that we’re just so thankful for SpringCreek. Oh, now I’m going to cry. And we’re looking for ways to give back to them, so we wanted to do this. And also, I think after we went through the process, we were shocked at how many people actually went through the process. It’s like this hidden, underground community that nobody knows about. And so, the more light we can shed on that, the better. And I think for us, specifically, we thought that fertility was IVF or nothing. There are just so many other options in between that I think it’s really great that we come here and talk about our story because ours isn’t really the one you see in the news. And I think it’s important for us to share our story.
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