Lucky, Blessed, Full of Joy

“Lucky, blessed, full of joy,” this is how Sarah Yandle describes her life now that she is a mother to 9 month old Wesley. Getting to this point, however was not easy. Yandle and her husband Jeff tried to start a family for several years with no luck and then turned to The Fertility Center of Charleston. She explains, “You feel like ‘Why me?’, but Dr. Stephanie Singleton reminded us of the reasons we could not conceive and remained positive throughout the whole process.”

For the Yandles, the process included an egg donor. Although they were prepared for it to be daunting, it was much easier than the couple expected. Yandle explains, “Once you realize that this is your path to parenthood, it is very simple. You realize what is important to you as far as genetics and history. It is a quick and easy process.” Dr. Singleton explains, “The use of cryopreserved donor oocytes gives women with diminishing ovarian reserve exceptional chances to achieve a healthy pregnancy and a successful live birth.”

After coming to TFCOC, the Yandles became pregnant with Wesley the first try, which came as a surprise to both of them. Jeff Yandle explains, “We had been trying for a couple of years. We were used to not being pregnant and we could not believe it happened the first time.” They both have words of advice for others that are struggling to start a family. Sarah explains, “There is a lot of fear and unknown, but Dr. Singleton makes it easy to discuss.” Jeff adds, “Don’t wait. It is worth the fight. Definitely worth the fight.”

With locations in Mt. Pleasant & Savannah, The Fertility Center of Charleston, Dr. Stephanie Singleton and her staff compassionately guide each patient to parenthood using the latest advanced reproductive technologies including IVF. To learn more about the egg donor process,