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Family Moves Past Tragedy With First-Time IVF Success at CFI

On February 12th, 2015, Amber and Justin Gordon welcomed the latest addition to their family, a daughter named Vylet. The beautiful baby girl joined the couple’s son Bryson 10, daughter Lexie 9 and son Clayton 5. The family was now complete, and they settled into a normal life with their new baby girl.

Then, the unimaginable happened just 6 weeks later when baby Vylet died without warning as a result of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants 1 month to 1-year-old, and claims the lives of about 2,500 babies each year in the United States. Despite years of diligent research, the cause of SIDS remains elusive.

“It goes without saying, we were devastated,” shared Amber Gordon. “It came out of nowhere and was totally unexpected.”

To complicate matters, when Vylet was born, Amber and her husband decided this would be their last child. She underwent a Tubal Ligation to prevent any further pregnancies.

“We grieved our little angel Vylet, the loss of my childbearing possibilities, and simply did not know what to do,” she said” We wanted to have another child, but had no idea what the right path was for us.”

Her doctor suggested IVF as a possible solution for their next pregnancy. Their first thoughts were concerns about the risky chance for success and the high cost of the procedure. After some investigating, the Gordons found out about Carolinas Fertility Institute and Dr. Tamer Yalcinkaya, a practice that has been very successful due to a combination of professional talent and the latest technology.

“I’d found that the national average rate for success was about 40%, and CFI and Dr. Y were at over 80%,” notes Amber. “We figured we had one shot at this, so the high rates made our decision easy!”

The Gordons found CFI to be a great fit with friendly doctors and superior service. They were carefully led through the entire process and were kept informed each step of the way. The staff at CFI also kept in close contact with the Gordons during their fertility journey.

“We had a great relationship with the entire staff, and the Chief Embryologist, Dr. Halicigil, was helpful, comforting, and took time to guide us to the best decision for our success.”

They were thrilled when they became pregnant after their very first IVF cycle. The Gordon’s healthy baby twins, Jasper and Lylah, were born March 4th, 2016.

“We are just so grateful for CFI and our baby boy and girl,” said Amber. “We moved from this terrible situation with the passing of our daughter to quickly having our family complete. It’s been an incredible blessing and we know our little Angel Vylet is watching over us.”

Gordon Twins

Jasper and Lylah Gordon at 3 weeks old.

About Carolinas Fertility Institute

Carolinas Fertility Institute is a practice with offices in Winston Salem and Greensboro that specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of infertility.

CFI has been delighting patients with high success rates and attentive service since their opening in March 2015. The practice specializes in highly-personalized treatment and IVF procedures which often result with first-cycle pregnancies. The practice has a new office scheduled to open in Charlotte this summer.

The practice accepts most insurance plans and offers a range of options for self-pay patients, including IVF, Donor egg IVF and Fertility Preservation. Patients interested in obtaining additional information about Carolinas Fertility Institute and our services may call 336 448 9100 or visit us at www.CarolinasFertilityInstitute.com.