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I went to JCRM due to a recurrent pregnancy loss, all in the first trimester. A few of my co-workers who also had fertility issues were referring me to Dr. Fox & Dr. Lipari way back then. And I truly regret that it took me five pregnancy losses and a misdiagnosis from another fertility doctor before I decided to come to their office. I met Dr. Lipari and he diagnosed me instantly with Endometriosis due to the symptoms I had described to him when I was a teenager. He ordered some tests and found that I also had low progesterone and polyps in my uterus which, he said, were causing my miscarriages. Dr. Lipari performed a surgery to remove the polyps off of my uterus in Sept of last year. Two months after, I got pregnant again, only this one was going to stick throughout the entire pregnancy. Nine months later, I have a beautiful healthy baby boy in my arms! Had I known better, I would’ve came in earlier and saved myself from all the pain of those losses, and the time and money wasted trying to find some answers from other doctors.  Ancelle J.

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Just wanted to share with you that Avery Elizabeth arrived this past Friday March 6th. 7lbs 11oz of beautiful baby. Thank you again for being so wonderful during my cycles. I will bring her by the next time I am in Jacksonville so you can meet her.
-Brittney
I would like to say thank you for your whole medical team . Thanks to you all a 4 months after I started working (I quit my treatment at the same time due to a crazy work schedule) my husband and I were able to get pregnant naturally. With out your determination to get me in the right track I wouldn’t be where I am today . My whole family would like to thank you. I am due in October!11182242_989648821046541_8797954873677131699_n


 

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Continued Miracles!

This is our little Sarah Grace. Born 1/13/12. We are now 5 months pregnant with our second child. Miracles do happen! Never give up!

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Reassuring and kind

 
 

I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Fox and his staff! I originally had an appointment with another reproductive specialist in the area, but I felt the wait time to get an appointment was too long. Then a friend suggested I call Dr. Fox. His office was able to see me within a week, and on a Saturday! Dr. Fox was able to find out why I kept miscarrying when two other doctors could not! We were successful in becoming pregnant and going to his office for weekly ultrasounds was very reassuring everything was going well! His staff was always kind and did not mind answering my questions. Dr. Fox’s associates, Dr. Lipari and Dr. Sarah were just as kind as Dr. Fox. I was sad to have to leave the office after my first trimester! I will always be thankful for the way JCRM helped my husband and I!!Tami


Dreams  
Dear Drs Fox and Lipari,I am writing you this letter as my 3 week old, Hannah, sleeps in my arms after her midnight feeding. Her breathing is deep and peaceful, and I find myself wondering of what she is dreaming as I rock her into a deep sleep. While I will never know what her dreams are made of during her first weeks of life, I can tell you that this moment, as I sit holding our most precious daughter and steal kisses of her sweet cheeks, is what my husband and I have dreamed of for many years. It is a dream we weren’t sure would ever come true, due to my struggles with infertility. But by the grace of God and the assistance of Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine, my husband and I have been blessed with the most beautiful and perfect bundle of joy 9 months after after an ICSI procedure preformed in your office.James and I have been married for 8 years together for 10. From the moment we got engaged, we dreamed of how our love and family would grow with children. We knew we needed to wait until we were both finished with grad school before trying to get pregnant, but that didn’t stop us from having lengthy conversations about what to name our children, or what sports teams my husband would coach for our sons and our daughters.After graduation, we planned to start trying to get pregnant. But my career took off in an unexpected direction, and we decided that I should “climb the corporate ladder” for a few years before having children. Little did we know that we would have such difficulty with conception. By the time we came to JCRM in 2011, we had tried unsuccessfully to conceive naturally, as well as with the assistance of oral fertility medications. As I’m sure is the case with many patients who come through your doors, we were worried and uncertain whether there was any hope that we could ever have a child of our own.Our experience at JCRM was exceptional. Everyone was compassionate and sensitive to the roller coaster of emotions that go along with the fertility treatment process. And you worked your magic to determine just the right combination of medications to orchestrate the perfect conditions for me to get pregnant. On October 3rd, we had a Day 5 transfer that changed our lives forever. 9 months later, we welcomed little Hannah into the world, though we had already welcomed her into our hearts months before.“Thank you” seems like a completely insufficient thing to say for all you have done for our family, but I would like to offer up our gratitude none the less. Thank you, Dr. Fox and Dr. Lipari, for giving my husband and I the ability to give our daughter her first bath, to stay up with her at night when she has a tummy ache; to say her bedtime prayers before she goes to sleep in her first big girl bed, to pack her lunch for her first day of school, and to watch her walk across the stage at her high school graduation. Thank you for giving us the most precious gift we will ever receive.With Deepest Gratitude,
Andraea

Random Message on From Facebook  
 I received this message on Facebook:Hi, Dr. Fox,I just saw that you are on Facebook and I wanted to drop you a quick line about my unexpectedly great experience with lower carbohydrate diets and fertility.I am 38 years old, long term type 2 diabetic, along with all the accompanying expectations (obesity, hypertension, cholesterol, etc., not to mention very bad genetic lottery in regard to all of that.)I decided maybe two years ago that I was going to pull it together, get my health in order, get off as many medications as possible, and have a baby. I began a low carbohydrate diet, eventually naturally migrating to grain-free, high(er) fat, whole foods based out of habit and what made sense. I got off the evilest of the drugs, beat my blood sugar into submission, and then asked my regular doctor and my gynecologist for “permission” to get pregnant, and was given the go-ahead. My OBGYN told me to try for six months and then she’d “give me some help.” I told my long-term boyfriend one night last October, “Come over. This is it.” That was our first “real” attempt. And it took. And I’m expecting our daughter mid-July. I have kept control of my metabolic issues, I have had no preeclampsia, I have been given no restrictions on movement or activity, and I’m still an obese 38 year old diabetic. Please don’t ever stop counseling couples about what can really work, especially when so many people feel such great frustration and depression. I know that fertility isn’t all about diet, but when so many people are brainwashed into thinking they’ve been eating healthfully and it turns out they’ve been doing exactly the opposite of what could help, it’s amazing that you are fighting this fight.

Best,

G. G.


Willing and available  
The staff and doctors at JCRM were very friendly and willing to answer every and all questions we had. The office was willing to accomodate our requests for appointment times convenient to our schedules. The nurses were always available to answer questions in between appointments.KH

Supportive  
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to Dr. Lipari, Dr. Fox and all of the wonderful staff at JCRM. Everyone was so supportive of me during this journey despite the many ups and downs. While there were times I thought about giving up, the encouragement and positive attitude you and your colleagues displayed helped me keep going and now we have a beautiful baby girl. I couldn’t be more impressed with the care that I received at JCRM and have recommended your team very highly to some of my friends that are facing similar challenges.Thank you again for all that you and your team did for my family. Take care!

Marilyn

On the right path  
Our experience here with the caring staff has been very great. We were going through IVF for the first time, coming in not knowing anything was very difficult but the doctors and staff answered all my questions and gave all the material I would need to make this experience nothing but memorable. The doctors got me on the right path nutritionally, physically and emotionally. They are the best I could ever ask for and if I could do it all again I would not change a thing!– CS

Supportive and encouraging  
We had a very positive experience! All the staff was very supportive and encouraging during our long journey to becoming parents. We would recommend them to anyone dealing with fertility issues.-Kimberly

“Awesomeness”  
My husband and I have been married for 9 years and without children after many years of unsuccessful attempts on our own. Our decision to choose JCRM with Dr. Christopher Lipari was the decision we ever made. Dr. Lipari is compassionate, understanding and very optimistic with his patients. After multiple disappointments over the last year and a half, Dr. Lipari remained very optimistic when I was ready to give up myself. After a very successful first-time IVF cycle, I am now pregnant with twins and could not express the gratitude I feel for Dr. Lipari and his staff along with the help of Dr. Fox. The staff has been wonderful as well and I can not wait to return in the Summer of 2012 to show off the product of Dr. Fox and Dr. Lipari’s “awesomeness.”Thank you,Rebecca Chiaverini

Long journey  
I had a long journey to motherhood. Though they were not all successes, the end result was worth the journey. The staff at JCRM cried, laughed, and screamed for joy with me. They are both caring and professional. Dr. Fox is an exceptional physician. You’re never made to feel like there is no hope.Thank you staff at JCRM!MK

Caring Staff  
Dear Caring Staff of JCRM,After our many years of trying to have a baby, I swore I would send pictures of my baby if we were ever blessed with one of our own. I always loved the baby picture boards at your office and sincerely hoped my baby would one day be on that board. My husband and I won the IVF cycle you all raffled off in May 2010. Thanks to your practice, we got pregnant, and our baby girl was born on Thursday, September 29 @ 3:55am. She was 7lbs, 14oz and 19 3/4″ long.We cannot thank you enough for all you did for us and for helping to fulfill our dream of having a child.Sincerely,Heather & Jason

Great experience  
I had a great experience here at JCRM. We came and did everything that was supposed to be done. On the first try we were successful! I want to thank everyone, especially Dr. Michael Fox and Nurse Practitioner Angela Stalvey, for a job well done!Thanks, Sheronda Rogers

TLC at JCRM  
I believe the care and time the staff at JCRM gave me made me able to carry a healthy pregnancy. After three miscarriages, it is hard to believe one would “take”. I give full credit to the TLC I received here at JCRM for this very positive outcome!CC

Dignity and Respect  
 The experience at JCRM was exceptional. The staff and physicians treated my husband and I very well. We personally had Dr. Lipari who was extremely knowledgable and helped us to achieve the results we were looking for. I would highly recommend this facility for any woman experiencing fertility issues. They treat patients with the upmost dignity and respect.CP  

Life Journey  
I am so thankful my OB/GYN referred me to Dr. Lipari and his team. I have never been to a specialist before, let alone a fertility specialist and I have to be honest and say I was not looking forward to the experience. Now I can just as honestly say that I am so thankful that Dr. Lipari and his staff became a part of my life. Everybody in the office is friendly and helpful, I never dreaded “going to the Dr’s office”. All of my questions were always answered patiently and respectfully. I was a patient for 2½ years and during that time I had multiple procedures, tests, etc. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple areas of the practice and without exception I always felt that they were just as vested in my success as I was and I always felt like a priority while I was in their office. When you find yourself on this life journey there is nothing more reassuring than to feel you are a part of an experienced team with a common goal. I will always be thankful that I found my way to this team of professionals who held me when I needed to cry and made me laugh when I needed it most. In 5 weeks I will meet my little girl because of this awesome group of men and women, and all of them will always have a special place in my heart.DB

Compassionate care  
I am writing to say how pleased I am with the services from Dr. Lipari and the wonderful staff at JCRM! I have been successful at achieving a pregnancy and am excited to let you know we are having twins – a boy and a girl! I have recommended JCRM to a lot of people who are going through fertility issues. I am very satisfied with the treatment I got from the staff, doctors and everyone! I was treated like a human and not a dollar sign! I am truly grateful for JCRM and the warm, caring and friendly atmosphere your office has! You guys went through the ups and downs with me and showed genuine concern! As soon as the twins are born I will be sending pictures of them to you so you can add them to your wall of babies! I thank God for helping me find your office and for you guys being so compassionate about the services you provide! Thank you again!– Erika

Thank you for our baby!  
 Thank you so much for our baby!  I was very broken when I came to you.  Learning about Insulin Resistance healed my body and finally having a successful pregnancy healed my spirit.  Your staff is wonderful and they always made me feel like an individual and not just a number.  Thanks again, Elizabeth  

Omar and Andrew Our Miracle Babies  
 My name is Brenda Hernandez, I have always had trouble with my cycles since I was 20 yrs old.  In 2006 I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, ITP (immunothrombocytopenia) and well we just thought it was these two issues that was keeping us from conceiving until the southside team discovered I had PCOS.  Dr. Lipari and his team, were very positive about still being able to conceive and of course had no doubt in their minds about it.  I really admired that about the team.

 My husband and I are so very overwhelmed with joy to have not one but two beautiful healthy boys.  We didn’t plan on having more than one baby at a time, our goal was to have one healthy baby but we were blessed with two angels.  Omar and Andrew our miracle babies, we are so thankful to have had healthy twin boys!!!  Dr. Lipari and his team are the best, without them to assist us with my infertility we wouldn’t have had my boys.  Thanks again for all your help…love you southside team lol 😉

Mr. & Mrs Robert & Brenda Hernandez

p.s im also sending you photos of the boys..omar has  a lot of hair and Andrew has shorter hair, these were taken in july, 8 months of age.


Dr Fox Saved My Life  
 My story begins like many, I assume. I have been overweight my entire life; I never ate large quantities of food, just the wrong kinds of food. I also had irregular periods ever since my menstrual cycle began and was diagnosed as having polycystic ovarian syndrome but was never offered any treatment options other than birth control pills. My journey with Dr Fox began when my husband and I tried, unsuccessfully, to have our second child. Even though I worked in the medical field, my knowledge of my illness was minimal and I know  the OBGYN treating me also did not fully understand the magnitude of PCOS and never offered me a referral to a specialist. My sister works at Memorial and knew Gary Gregory; she gave me his phone number and, after a call to him, I made my first appointment with Dr. Fox almost 10 years ago now.I weighed around 225 pounds at that time and was on three different blood pressure medications, had swelling in my legs, little energy and NO self esteem. One of the things I remembered most about my initial visit to Dr Fox was his compassion. He took time to talk to me in detail and at length about Polycystic  Ovarian Syndrome and insulin resistance. I had always felt being overweight was my fault, but he made me understand that while PCOS is something I cannot control, I could control what it was doing to my body. It has not been an easy road, there were days when I fell off the wagon and eat things I shouldn’t, but even then, get back on track the next day. I remember Dr Fox telling me at one visit, if you are going to eat a slice of cake, you may as well eat the entire thing because your insulin levels will be raised no matter how much you eat. But then he said it is OK to have a slice of cake on your birthday or even every once in a while but then get right back on track. That made me feel good, I knew I was not going to be perfect but at least I didn’t need to feel like a failure when I ate something I shouldn’t have.Dr Fox literally saved my life. I have lost almost 90 pounds and have maintained my weight for the last two years. I’m not at the end of the road yet, but I am getting there. People still cannot believe that I have not had weight loss surgery. I cannot tell you how many people I have given the PCOD diet recommendation sheets to, and I have referred two people to Dr Fox who also have PCOS, one of which is a success story. Dr Fox and his team have been wonderful through it all; Susan makes me feel like a million bucks every time I am there, talk about a self-esteem booster! Thank you Dr Fox and your staff for giving me my life back. I have more energy than I have ever had, but most of all, I like myself again!Cassie Bernard

Everyone’s Journey is Unique  
If you saw me today you would see me with my 6 month old twins Ethan and Ella. If you were anything like I was you would not give much thought about what it might have taken me to get here. You instead smile with internal pain and think “when or will I ever know what that feels like?” However, if you happen to stop me you would find that it took one miscarriage and two full term pregnancy to get here. My son was born May 1, 2006. I never thought I would have to say hello and good bye to him all in the same week. My husband and I both carry a rare metabolic acidosis disorder, this is recessive trait. That means that we have a 75% chance of having a healthy baby. We were told that we had a higher chance of winning the lottery after my son passed away than this happening again. My husband and I tried again as soon as we were able and I miscarried. Then with another okay by our doctor we started trying again. My daughter was born October 20, 2007. We had her in our room for hours before we got the news she was not going to be with us for much longer. I can honestly say that everyone on that floor heard me cry. I never knew such pain existed. How could this happen again…I was in complete shock. I could not believe I was going to hold my second baby in my arms as she went to heaven to be with her big brother. Jace Michael LawrenceTaylor Marie LawrenceI was left feeling hopeless and I could not imagine my life without children. The thought of never being called “Mommy,” was inconceivable. I was determined to keep trying until I no longer financial, emotional and physically could. It was not long after that I made our first appointment to see a fertility specialist. After talking with some of the other patients at several of our doctor’s appointments it was then that I realized that I was not in this alone. It was as if I had stepped into a whole new dimension that I did not even know existed. Everyone’s journey was unique and extraordinarily different but each couple had the same desire to start a family. Even though I had gone through so much, I could not help to feel so blessed and I truly did. I did not have a problem getting pregnant and I got to experience what it felt like to carry a baby in my belly and hold one in my arms. Jace and Taylor had taught me more In there brief life than most do there in there long and full life. Jace and Taylor gave me strength as well as all the unfortunate stories I heard from other couples. I realized that I should be thankful because things could always be worse. 
After several test by our geneticist and the fertility specialist we decided to do IUI, thinking that I would get pregnant right away. Five IUI’s later my husband and I decided to change doctors. We realized that with the higher percentages of what In vitro fertilization would give us; this is what we needed to do. We knew before making that big of a financial decision we wanted to make sure we did it with the fertility office that was best for us. I felt like we were gambling, we were hoping it would work in the first try because financially it was all we could do at that time. I did everything the doctors recommended from my diet, yoga and acupuncture. My experience with In vitro was wonderful. With an incredible fertility group by my side I stayed positive and focused by truly believing it was going to work.Thirty-four weeks after my first In vitro fertilization I gave birth to Ethan and Ella on October 4, 2009. My husband and I feel truly blessed.Ella Marie Lawrence Ethan Michael LawrenceIn Loving memory of Jace Michael Lawrence and Taylor Marie Lawrence, thank you for being apart of making me the person and “mommy” I am today.

Super Nice Staff  
We met 7 years ago in the laundry room at our apartment complex and married a year later. It became a dream of ours to have a baby but we eventually gave up and put the dream in a drawer where it stayed for a long time. We decided to find a doctor who could help us and went to see a fertility doctor. This doctor was not the one for us as we never felt comfortable with him so we decided to put away the dream once more. After meeting Dr. Fox’s babysitter, we realized that God had a plan for us and we decided to try one more time.From the first time we came to JCRM, we found a warm attitude and good people there. The staff made us feel so comfortable and we knew that they wanted to help us fulfill our dream of having a baby and were not just about the money. We knew we had a better chance of having our dream come true because of the warm way we felt in the office. The way JCRM treats patients makes them believe and trust that they can become pregnant. Thank you for everything you have done to help our dream come true. We are so excited to meet our little girl who is due in late August.

Now We Are 4  
 Thanks to the wonderful staff at JCRM

Thank You Dr Fox  
I would like to thank Dr. Fox.When I saw him in November of 2007, about infertility I weighed close to 220 pounds, although my highest weight had been 235 pounds. I had metabolic syndrome, and PCOS. Dr. Fox told me bluntly that he could help me have a baby, but I would not live to see it graduate from high school. I have severe refractory Crohn’s disease, and am already very aware of my mortality. What he said was harsh, and as I left your practice, I called my husband in tears telling him what Dr. Fox said. Shortly thereafter, I enrolled in a clinical trial (then another) for Crohn’s disease, and I have not seen Dr. Fox again, because clinical research subjects are not allowed to be pregnant. So, what he doesn’t know, is while I didn’t want to hear what he said, it inspired me to mend my lifestyle. I now only eat whole food, and lost a little over 100 pounds from the 235. I have kept off the weight for over a year. Other doctors have told me in more gentle ways to lose weight and take better care of myself, but I don’t know that I would have responded to anything other than Dr. Fox’s blunt communication. I am now beginning my second trimester and even with Crohn’s my baby looks perfect so far. I don’t think that would have been possible without Dr. Fox inspiring me to do the tough work to become as healthy as possible, and I am very grateful.Thank you again, DB

Great Experience at JCRM  
We have nothing but the best things to say about our care and experience at the Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine. Everyone that helped us to conceive Joshua, Emma and Benjamin went above and beyond to make sure that we were comfortable and secure in our choices every step of the way. The staff was friendly and supportive and we were treated like family instead of just another number. We would HIGHLY recommend the Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine!Adam and Kate Feldman
Joshua, Emma and Benjamin Feldman born October 2004

Conduit to Successful Pregnancy  
We wanted to send a letter to thank you for being the conduit for our successful pregnancy in April of 2007. After three unsuccessful IUI’s and one unsuccessful IVF, we took a much needed break to give our bodies and minds a rest. All your work to determine the whys to our infertility, coupled with honestly paying attention to our individual needs, was what we needed to get to get the right circumstances in place and have a successful second IVF. Your polite yet informative “bedside manner” was very much appreciated during our journey as well.Our baby boy decided to enter the world at 5:13 am. He was cyanotic during the first hour of his life and had to be transported from Baptist South to the amazing NICU at Wolfson’s Childrens Hospital. Being born over three weeks early, he had a few issues transitioning from the womb to the real world. He was released after five days and our lives have not been the same since. We are overwhelmed with love and awe, as everyday with him is a precious gift that we never intend on taking for granted. We would like to return to your office sometime this year to discuss having a second child. Without your dedication to our desire to become parents, we wouldn’t have our baby in our lives right now and for that we are truly greatful.PS Although we aren’t foing to share his name, we chose it for the meaning “God is Gracious” as he is our little fift from heaven with a splash of science to assist.

A Poem For You  
I was on Glucaphage, Parladel, a hormone patch, too
there were shots to take, blood to give and ultrasounds to do.With a co-pay here and a co-pay there
my bank account had become quite bare.You said I was hyperstimulated, but not to worry,
unless my ovary ruptures, then go to the hospital in a hurry!I wondered what I did before this baby came to be,
then I remembered I spent most my time driving to university.And let me tell you what was really scary,
the day Matt had to go and see Gary.All of these things became very worthwhile
every time I look at my son’s face and see his sweet smile.Thanks for all you do, it’s a real labor of love,
you helped me get my son, a gift from heaven above.Now my family is complete with sweet baby Jack,
but I’m sure that one day I will be back.

Love, Jennilyn McMullin


Achieving Our Dream  
Dr. Fox and the entire staff of JCRM,“Thank you so much for helping our dream of having a child come true.  We truly believe that God used you to make it happen.  Everyone is so friendly and we appreciate everything you did.  We have already recommended you to several friends and family members who are also struggling to become pregnant.”  —Paul and Kristine Wolfe (not yet delivered)

Greetings From a Rainy Holland, Round Two  
Dolgelukkig en dankbaar geven wij kennis van de geborrte van onze DOCHTER: ANIQUE EVELINE, geboren op 29 Maart 2004“Of course we want to tell our success story to others”  — WW & PW

My Sincerest Thanks  

“An official announcement sent with my sincerest thanks.  You guys are wonderful and you really did make my life more fulfilling.  Forever grateful.”  —Diana and Douglas


We Are So Blessed  
“Thank you all for taking care of us and helping complete our family.  James (the oldest) says, “we have a lot of family.”  They are great babies.  We are so blessed.  Thank you again.”  —Bo and Deborah

God’s Gracious Gift  
“We named our baby girl, Mia Ohanna Hancock-Williams.  Ohanna means “God’s gracious gift.” and that’s exactly what she is to us!”  —Thomas Williams & Liberty Hancock

All God’s Grace in One Little Face  
“Can you believe this absolutely precious baby? She is truly our miracle baby! I just wanted you the doctors to know that everything turned out perfectly. My pregnancy was perfect – she turned out to be 9 pounds! we couldn’t believe we had such a big baby!Anyway, all my thanks for everything you all did to make this possible. She is such a treasure, such a gift, and we will cherish and love her forever. Maybe she’ll even get a sibling someday!:)God bless you all,”KJ

Greetings from Holland  
 

Beautiful Baby Girl  
“Approximately a year ago, I became your patient with infertility needs. This past October my husband and I were blessed with this beautiful baby girl. Working you and your staff was so appreciated as you seem to have a genuine concern for your patients. Thank you for your kindness, dedication and professionalism!” 

Thank You From The Bottom of Our Hearts  
“We are so thankful that we were able to have a precious daughter because of you and your wonderful staff. She will be turning one year old the day after Christmas. She is the light of our lives and the apple of our eyes.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”  —Tommy and Rhonda Norton