We are the Garcia family. My husband and I have been on this fertility journey for the past 10 years. In 2006 it took a few months to conceive our daughter but we never thought of anything more than our timing was always off. But 2010 we experienced our first loss and again in 2012 and then again in 2014. I sought out our first fertility doctor and realized we were entering a new world. She did bloodwork and an HSG. After reviewing both my tubes were open, she still concluded our best option was IVF due to our three losses. In 2015 we decided to move to Las Vegas and things came to a halt. I had zero fertility coverage and had to pay a high deductible just to get basic coverage for testing. My husband and I visited 3 fertility clinics, all of whom directed us to go straight to IVF, before finding Dr. Duke. It really was fate that brought me to her. I met someone for a brief moment who shared her story with me and gave me the information for Nevada Fertility Institute. Dr. Duke read my medical history and discussed our options. I had transitioned my insurance due to a position change at work and discovered diagnostics were covered as well as 6 IUI cycles. I asked Dr. Duke if we could go through diagnostics and she agreed. We had a laparoscopy and discovered one of my tubes was closed. Although this lowered our chances, she never pressured us in to IVF. After 2 failed IUI cycles my husband and I decided to take a break. I reflected on my age and the amount of time I wanted to continue trying. Here we are, 2020 in the middle of a pandemic, and my husband asked me to give it another shot. I called Dr. Duke and told her we were ready to keep going. My gut told me to check my tubes again and she agreed. The day we went in, we found out both tubes were open and we began our 3rd IUI cycle. Dr. Duke created a protocol that was unique to my medical history and now at 9 weeks pregnant, we are well on our way to welcoming our Rainbow baby. Thank you Dr. Duke for all you have done with us, and for us. I also want to thank our nurse Stormee for responding to all of my emails, calls, questions and concerns. We couldn’t have had a better doctor or a better nurse to support us through this cycle. Thank you Nevada Fertility Institute. – N.G.

November 16, 2020