The founder’s error in administering an IVF med caused a miscarriage.
When Sean and I decided it was time to start our family, we faced an unfortunate situation that impacts 1 in 8 American families: We had infertility. In our case, we were told we could not have a baby without the assistance of IVF. The process was overwhelming, and we were uneducated about the necessary meds and the effect they would have on my body.
A couple of weeks after starting our first IVF round, I miraculously and quite unexpectedly became pregnant naturally. Unfortunately, I miscarried that baby. Our reproductive endocrinologist later confirmed that my miscarriage was likely due a mistake Sean and I made in administering a certain IVF med.
Our story has a happy ending, though. We welcomed two bouncing babies in April 2019 thanks to the incredible medical advancement that is IVF. Nonetheless, our miscarriage could have easily been a tragedy that defined our lives. From this experience, I became passionate about ensuring that a safer, healthier, better educated relationship exists between fertility patients and the meds they must take to have babies.
The Pain Point is the Disconnect.
Information on fertility meds is inaccessible to patients, leading to anxiety & poor drug safety.
of cycles fail based on med errors.
of cycles must be supplemented with additional meds because of med errors made earlier in the cycle.
of nurses’ time is spent on paperwork and fielding non-urgent calls & emails.