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Families celebrate their 'miracles' after undergoing fertility issues

Posted at 9:58 PM, Oct 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-20 22:58:27-04

LAFAYETTE — With one in eight couples struggling to get pregnant, modern medicine is being developed to help fertility. A clinic in Lafayette has been helping families grow for more than a decade.

On Sunday, more than 100 families came together in celebration of their little miracles.

Alisha Goodwin and her husband welcomed their little girl into the world 16 months ago. Nyla is a miracle she thought she wouldn't have.

"Oh my god I have a kid, I still can't believe to this day, I have a baby," Goodwin said recalling her daughters birth.

Like many women, Goodwin suffers from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Susan Conway with Fertility Answers says women with PCOS usually experience significant ovulation problems, meaning there is an increased difficulty in achieving pregnancy.

"Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is an ovulation disorder that is extremely common, about a third of our patients experience some degree of that," Dr. Conway said.

Due to modern medicine, women like Goodwin can overcome infertility issues.

"It's fascinating because the technology is constantly improving. We're constantly finding things to correct, and that makes the success rate of In Vitro Fertilization better and better," Dr. Conway explained.

Goodwin and her husband tried for their baby for 8 years. After six years of undergoing treatments and many negative pregnancy tests, they finally saw a yes.

"My husband comes running and says it's a positive. Then the nurses called and said it's a yes, just tears, it was overwhelming," Goodwin recalled.