After 4 years of struggling with infertility and going through a painful ectopic pregnancy, my husband and I decided to start researching IVF and IVF clinics. We had visited a larger fertility clinic that is well-known in Charlotte and we were unhappily treated like just another number or dollar sign. 

We spoke to some friends who had successfully gotten pregnant with Carolinas Fertility Institute and decided to give them a shot. They weren’t in their permanent location yet so we saw Dr. Y at a temporary office in Charlotte. Walking out after an hour-plus long appointment, we knew we were in the right place. Everything was explained carefully and we were given the doctors and nurses cell phone numbers. When we had to call them on a Saturday night, they answered! 

Dr. Mesen who runs the Charlotte location is also amazing! The nurse Maureen is awesome as well and we were always greeted with Kelly’s smiling, friendly face whenever we walked into the office. 

We dealt with the Winston-Salem office twice for the retrieval and transfer and fell in love with everyone there as well. Our first round of IVF was successful, we ended up with 10 total embryos and I am currently pregnant with twins!! I never thought I would say that IVF was an overall easy process but that’s what it was. I cried when we graduated from CFI and know that I’ll never encounter doctors and staff as amazing as they are. 

So to anyone who needs a little help getting pregnant look no further, CFI is the answer. To everyone at CFI, Matt and I extend our unending thanks for changing our lives and giving us the opportunity to be a mom and a dad.

Lauren and Matt Helms
Charlotte, NC