Breathe In Ep. #36 – Cystic Fibrosis and IVF

Doug Simmons, 33 with cystic fibrosis, joins the podcast to talk about the IVF process. Since 98% of men with cystic fibrosis are infertile, CF men need to go through IVF to father children. Doug takes us through the entire process, from his wife Whitney’s genetic testing, sperm aspiration, to egg retrieval and embryo transfers. Doug notes that while there is limited information available about the IVF process, he learned a lot from other patients and through his own research. Finally he does say that it the IVF process is both costly and stressful, as he and his wife continue to hope for a healthy pregnancy.

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