Lindsey and Ryan


We are #1in6.⁠

We struggled for 3 years to get pregnant with our first. Had all the tests and other than a mild case of endometriosis, unexplained infertility. After one Clomid/ IUI cycle we got pregnant with our son, Noah. He's now 5. ⁠

After he turned one we started back on the trying as we were still young (late 20's). After 8 months or so we opted to head back up to the fertility clinic to start some intervention. After 6 failed IUI's we started IVF (almost 2 full years of treatments). We did one retrieval and we had 12 embryos to freeze. We followed the retrieval a month later with a reopen (frozen) transfer and we got pregnant with our daughter, Cody. She is now almost 2. ⁠

IVF is one of the hardest things to go through because you do it alone. With your spouse. And you struggle alone. At first, I felt ashamed we needed help but that definitely changed once we got pregnant. It didn't matter how just that we were. I'm so grateful to the staff at Olive and KRFC (@kelownaregionalfertility) for helping us.⁠

Get our beautiful family. We love all of you and we love science! ❤⁠

  • Lindsey and Ryan Stark⁠

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