Reporting Stephanie Stahl
By Stephanie Stahl
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Millions of couples struggle with infertility. Not being able to have a baby can be devastating. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on a new kind of fertility service.
Navigating infertility treatments can be a difficult, confusing and lonely process. For one woman, her journey to have children turned into a mission to help others.
“It’s love, it’s fun. Basically they are miracles,” said Liz Platt, who struggled for years to have her twins. Eight rounds of in vitro fertilization, nothing was working. She saw eight different doctors, and the more she was told to keep along the same path. The harder it became.
“Procedure after procedure after biopsy, you really, you’re a different person,” said Liz.
“Ya know, I didn’t know if we would ever get through it, and the prospect of going through all that and not ending up with a child was just absolutely daunting,” said Michael Platt, Liz’s husband.
A surrogate was finally their solution.
But she felt all alone no matter how many doctors they saw, they were navigating alone.
“It would have been wonderful to have somebody there to guide us, as the intended parents through the process,” said Liz. That’s what she is doing now, guiding others through the journey she once went through. She says her company, called Baby Steps Fertility, saves couples time and money.
“Unbelievable. I have three babies on the way, and it’s just an astounding thing,” said Liz.
Liz says her fees depend on what couples are looking for. A consultation is 300 dollars. Fertility treatments usually costs thousands of dollars.
Baby Steps Fertility – http://babystepsfertility.com/