Meredith and Cindy Palomo believe their fertility team's kindness, support and dedication to excellence helped bring their daughter, Naomi, into the world.
The couple worked with fertility specialist Courtney Marsh, MD, MPH, and The University of Kansas Health System's advanced reproductive medicine team. She and other nationally recognized physicians Kristin Holoch, MD, and Michael Lydic, MD, offer the Kansas City region's most comprehensive infertility services.
"Dr. Marsh talked through our medical history, and really cared about our comfort and needs throughout the whole process," Meredith says. "We wanted to conceive in the most natural way possible, and Dr. Marsh created our treatment plan with that in mind."
Dr. Marsh talked through our medical history and really cared about our comfort and needs throughout the whole process. – Meredith Palomo
Tweaking treatment options
Meredith and Cindy chose artificial insemination as their treatment option and selected a sperm donor. But when they didn’t get pregnant after 2 attempts, they consulted again with Dr. Marsh. They agreed that adjusting the treatment strategy to be more scheduled with ovulation would help them get pregnant sooner.
Meredith says, "We did a lot of research before talking with Dr. Marsh. There's just so much information out there. Our advice to other couples would be to have an idea of what you're comfortable with, and be patient.
"I'm a pretty patient person, but patience comes a little less naturally for my wife,” Meredith jokes.