Ep. 3 of 4: Love & Hope: An IVF Documentary
Original Air Date Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Piper and Mo have been there before.
After more than eight years of disappointment and frustration from failed fertility treatments elsewhere, the couple put their faith in Mark P. Trolice, M.D., director of Fertility CARE: the IVF Center, and his dedicated staff.
This time around everything seemed to be going smoothly: Piper’s bloodwork was good, her hormones were right where they needed to be, and her eggs and Mohamed’s sperm had created embryos, which were now ready to be placed into Piper’s uterus. The couple was cautiously optimistic.
And then – a setback. Once implanted into the uterus, the embryo didn’t fuse properly with the lining of the uterus, and failed to grow.
Dr. Trolice, however, was not throwing in the towel just yet.
In part 3 of this series, Mo and Piper persist on their IVF journey, and despite grave disappointment, place even more faith in the knowledge and expertise of Dr. Trolice and his team. The couple provides an eye witness look into their lives, as they hold onto the hope of conception, all the while grappling with the possibility that it may never happen.
For Piper and Mo, their bond with Dr. Trolice is like a lifeboat in a stormy sea:
“I have so much confidence in Dr. Trolice,” Mo says. “I feel like he’s more than a doctor to me, I feel like he’s a very good friend.”
In this episode we cover:
- Challenges and hurdles that couples face during the IVF process and what can be done to overcome them
- Dr. Trolice’s detailed description, explanation and analysis of the two-step IVF process, and how it might help young couples reach the goal of pregnancy
- What first brought Mo and Piper together as a couple, and what is sustaining and strengthening the bond between them
- Live footage as Piper prepares for her egg removal surgery