I first came to PSF in the summer of 2020 for my Parryscope in Madison, looking to do IUIs with donor sperm as a single mom by choice through the not-yet-open Shreveport office. I ended up with 3 failed IUIs and decided to take the leap to do IVF in summer of 2021. I had my retrieval on Halloween, followed by a failed fresh transfer later that week, and had only one frozen embryo to transfer. 

We transferred that in January and despite my fears, here we are approaching 10 weeks pregnant. Being single, I had incredible support from my group of friends, but the entire process was still overwhelming at times, with a lot of ups and downs, and so many uncertainties (in part thanks to Dr. Google). This was compounded, at least initially, by being based in Shreveport, waiting for the office to officially open and not routinely engaging with Dr. Parry directly.

While I was nervous about this at first, I was blown away by the care and candor demonstrated by not only Dr. Parry, but (as I call them) The Sarahs in particular. 

Never in my life have I experienced or even heard of care like they provided. I looked forward to every visit, knowing that there could be bad news around the corner but that, through it all, I would be supported and given the most thorough information and the best care. 

The accessibility and kindness of this team are beyond anything I ever could’ve imagined, and there is no doubt in my mind that Positive Steps Fertility cares as much about the success of their patients as they would for their own family members or even themselves. 

While the choice to become a single mom had not always been part of my plan, I have absolutely no regrets about my decision to move forward and can confidently say this is 100% due to my decision to manage my care and treatment with the folks at  Positive Steps Fertility. 

Start to finish, this has been an amazing experience and I knew that, no matter the outcome, this team would ensure the best possible care every step of the way. I know this view is echoed by other existing Positive Steps patients, as well as those I have referred. There is no one else I would entrust with such an important journey and milestones. The only downside is that I can’t keep them for my OBGYN and pediatric care moving forward.