Navigation Links
Mother's Day Gives Woman Reason to Celebrate Life's Most Precious Gift
Date:4/23/2008

ATLANTA, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Mother's Day is traditionally filled with joy and honor for mothers everywhere. But for Yancey Pappas of Woodstock, Ga., the coming of Mother's Day was nearly not a cause for celebration.

Pappas was diagnosed at age 18 with a rare liver disease. After she and her husband tried unsuccessfully for three years to have a baby naturally, she went to a fertility clinic and underwent a barrage of tests, only to be declined help because of her liver issues.

Sadly, the couple gave up hope for one of life's most precious gifts, a baby boy or girl.

A year later, Pappas learned from her gynecologist that she had polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a problem affecting one in 10 women of childbearing age. PCOS affects the menstrual cycle, ability to have children, hormones, heart and blood vessels.

In researching PCOS, Pappas contacted Dr. Mark Perloe of Georgia Reproductive Specialists, a specialist in working with patients with PCOS. This prompted her to approach Dr. Perloe about her desire to become pregnant. He read and heard the comprehensive summary of Pappas's liver condition and her years of trying to get pregnant and decided to accept her as a patient.

"I'm a nurse so I told Dr. Perloe everything I knew and had learned from the team of doctors I had assembled about my liver problems, and he wasn't chicken," Pappas said.

She said she had spent the last couple of years living in a "protective bubble," convincing herself she'd never get pregnant to shield her from disappointment, yet she wanted to make one last attempt.

After completing testing and undergoing just one in vitro fertilization, she became pregnant. The years of trying, tests and emotional stress were over, and Pappas and her husband were given life's most precious gift, a daughter.

"Arie is fantastic," she said. "She is a real gift to my husband and me, and one that makes us reflect on the true meaning of Mother's Day."

About Georgia Reproductive Specialists

Atlanta-based Georgia Reproductive Specialists (GRS) applies medical science's most advanced fertility technologies to provide the highest standards of patient-centered, reproductive healthcare. The GRS staff focuses on providing individualized, innovative solutions for reproductive challenges and infertility, specializing in in vitro fertilization, intracytoplasmic sperm injection and other assisted reproductive technologies. For information, visit http://www.ivf.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Georgia Reproductive Specialists
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Warns of Codeine Risk for Some Nursing Mothers
2. Mothers Know Best: NFL Moms Team With Eddie George to Showcase a Better Way to a Healthier Lifestyle
3. Hip size of mothers linked to breast cancer in daughters
4. Overweight mothers run greater risk of having hyperactive children
5. HIV drug resistance risk in mothers reduced by combination of common drugs
6. Smoking and depression often co-occur in new mothers
7. Mothers stress may increase childrens asthma
8. Mothers and Youth Sports Nationwide Push for FabricAide in Response to MRSA Threat
9. Some cases of autism may be traced to the immune system of mothers during pregnancy
10. Youre Not Alone: How Mothers of Children Born with Rare Condition Comfort and Support Each Other on CarePages.com
11. Fetal Cells Detected in Mothers Blood Years After Donor Egg Pregnancies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader providing predictive analytics to ... technology combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers with ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Battle Creek, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... abuse, joined as sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table ... held in honor of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many ... been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only ... approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, ... Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and ... their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards took ... the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to receive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... LONDON , June 23, 2016 ... environments  Oticon , industry leaders in ... the launch of Oticon Opn ™, the world,s ... world of possibilities for IoT devices.      ... Opn, Oticon introduces a number of ,world firsts,: ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 The vast majority of dialysis patients ... Treatments are usually 3 times a week, with treatment ... travel time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This regimen ... for patients who are elderly and frail.  Many elderly ... rehabilitation centers for some duration of time. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016  Experian Health, the healthcare ... the patient payment and care experience, today ... products and services that will enhance the ... offerings. These award-winning solutions will enable healthcare ... compliant in an ever-changing environment and redefine ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: