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Patient with Polycystic Ovary Disease Has Twins Thanks to Fertility Treatment

ABC 2,  Sept 7, 2010

Starting a family is exciting. But it doesn't come easy for everyone.

This week, ABC2 will take a look at the challenges some couples face when trying to have children and the options that are out there for them.

We start this week's fertility series with the story of a local couple that went through immense heartache before welcoming their bundles of joy.

The sweet giggles, those crystal blue eyes, and pudgy little fingers. Life for Glenn and Joann Acton couldn't be better.

When twins Bryden and Zoey made their big debut 16 months ago, everything changed. Glenn says, "It's changed for the better. I have someone to play with now." Joann says, "It was a happy, happy happy, moment."

But reaching that moment was a long and hard journey. Joann had fertility issues and was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian disease, a condition that makes it difficult to get pregnant.

Dr. Eugene Katz with Shady Grove Fertility Center says, "If you don't ovulate, you don't pass an egg every month, there's nothing there for the sperm to fertilize."

After consulting with her doctor at Shady Grove Fertility, Joann went through in vitro fertilization. She says, “I got pregnant immediately with twin girls."

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