Female and male infertility treatment at IHR has such a huge breakthrough, we give every family the greatest chance of success to achieve their dream of becoming parents.
Here is a sample of the infertility patient commentary we receive at the Institute for Human Reproduction. If you would like to send us a brief summary of your experience, please send us an e-mail. Include a photo, too, if you'd like!
Thrilled!! Dr Tur-Kaspa at IHR froze my eggs at age 40 (after other Doctors told me it was too late to freeze). They retrieved 8 eggs! 4 years later I was able to thaw the eggs and 6 lived, all 6 fertilized, 5 embryos lived until burst(ready to test phase) and after genetic testing I have TWO healthy embryos ready to transfer at age 45!! Dr. Tur-Kaspa told me all the risks and chances and I am extremely fortunate and happy to have this outcome!! :)
Fortunate to be working with IHR
This review is so long overdue. I cannot say enough good things about IHR, Dr. Cohen, and the entire team. I found Dr. Cohen through Google and Yelp, actually, after spending a year at another fertility clinic in Chicago (FCI - I think we've all been there at least once). I spent a year at FCI going through multiple useless rounds of Clomid, IUIs, etc. before moving into to IVF which failed after not producing enough eggs, which was met with a "well, this has happened before, so we'll just try again..." and no further explanation given. My protocol at FCI was never created for "me", but rather when a cycle would fail, they would just increase my meds, again, to the point where I was on the maximum of every drug possible. It was brutal, completely emotionally draining, and ultimately a terrible fit for any sort of quality of life. Infertility is a terribly emotional journal and roller coaster, and the only thing guaranteed in the process is the unpredictability, so I figured if I was going to go down the path of infertility, I may as well control the one thing I could as much as possible, and that was the office, doctor, and overall experience. Enter Dr. Cohen.
From my very first consultation, I had hope. He looked over all my records and basically told me nothing was wrong with me, despite having been told from multiple other doctors around the city (I consulted with several) that I had DOR (I'm 33), they really didn't know what was wrong, I should just go to donor eggs, etc. Immediately, my husband and I felt better. We moved forward with a protocol designed FOR ME and at our first egg retrieval produced more quality eggs than MULTIPLE cycles before. Dr. Tur-Kaspa actually performed my retrieval as Dr. Cohen had a religious holiday to attend and he was amazing and equally as comforting as well. The day of my transfer was nothing different. Hope and encouragement the entire time, with Dr. Cohen coming in to check on me multiple times before the transfer. My nurse, Melissa, was fabulous, actually giving me the DETAILS of my cycle every step of the way (instead of the infamous "come back in two days" calls with nothing more I was accustomed to at FCI), Marissa, the ultrasound tech, was wonderful, and Vicki at the front desk was also great and so pleasant. Dr. Cohen was made to do his job. He actually gets excited by it and everyone around him can feel his positive energy. My husband and I are still convinced he's equal parts RE and therapist, and I strongly believe there is no better RE in the city. Dr. Cohen actually cares. I can promise you - the MAJORITY of clinics do not care. They are trying to achieve numbers and statistics and throwing the kitchen sink at everyone is bound to work some of the time, so that's their M.O. Not at IHR. Everything is personalized and works. My husband and I know we are far more fortunate than so many people struggling with infertility, and we are extremely blessed and grateful to say that we are currently 27 weeks pregnant with twin girls. Grateful thanks to Dr. Cohen and the team at IHR.
Thank you, Dr. Tur-Kaspa, for your skilled work and the wonderful outcome I had at IHR! Despite my initial prognosis, I ultimately had a very successful IVF cycle at IHR and am now pregnant!!!! I must also acknowledge the work of Dr. Cohen whom coordinated a successful retrieval as well as the embryologists and staff at IHR for their professionalism and care. I am absolutely thrilled and so very blessed and to God I give the glory! I thank God that I was referred to an office and doctor that was able to help make my dream come true!
A pregnant IVF patient enthusiastically awaiting the birth of her miracle baby
The day before thanksgiving I was lying in bed and my phone rang around 7pm, I looked at the caller-Id it was an unknown number. Usually I do not answer numbers that are not in my phone book. But on this particular day I answered. I heard a deep voice with an accent said hello can I speak to ... and I responded. Then he said you won the lottery for the free IVF. At that moment I was speechless, shock and angry because I thought someone was playing a prank on me and what a Devastating act knowing that I have fertility struggles. I replied vaguely because I was still in disbelief, "I never won anything are you for real" once the conversation was over. I even called back the number on private, but no one answered. I couldn't wait to call back on Monday since it was a holiday and a lot of things was racing through my mind, I couldn't even sleep. Finally Monday came and I spoke to Vickie ... She was so wonderful she explained everything to me and she confirmed yes I did win. That's when I called my husband screaming "we won, we are going to make a baby." I am beyond grateful, just when I was ready to give up, I received a call from Dr. Tur-Kaspa. He's a blessing on this earth ... I believe everything happens for a reason. Thank you, I'm touched beyond words. Let's make a healthy baby.
The 2017 Free IVF winners
My story is like that of so many other couples. We tried for so many years to have a child but it wouldn't happen. I had all the testing done and felt like I was getting older by the minute. I was out of hope and, it seemed, out of time as I was approaching what I thought was the detrimental fertility age of 40.
After doing some research I felt that IVF was our only hope left. There were so many fertility clinics to choose from in our state (WI) and surrounding our state. My husband and I decided to go to a popular well-known facility in Illinois. We invested a lot of time and money into the clinic we chose and I quickly felt like one of many in the "cattle call" of infertility treatments. The doctor that we met with seemed nice, but I soon felt I was lost in the sea of other desperate IVF clients.
After one failed IUI we decided to move on to IVF. I thought about going to a different clinic, but I figured that they would all be the same. I somehow came across an IVF contest at a place called IHR ( Institute For Human Reproduction) and entered it. I quickly dismissed the contest because I couldn't believe anyone would actually give a free IVF away. I also looked into adoption and/or IVF overseas and mistakenly (out of desperation and hope) gave out my cell number and email address. I soon began receiving several calls from places trying to solicit our business. A few of them were obviously scam artists. When I received the call from Dr. Tur-Kuspa stating we are the winners of the 2013 IVF, I actually hung up on him and thought it was a cruel joke. My husband read all the great reviews about him before we made the trip to Chicago, but we were still in disbelief.
After meeting with Dr. Tur-Kuspa we had a great confidence in his ability, and right from the beginning we became aware of his great knowledge and experience. I appreciated Dr. Tur-Kuspa’s honesty and that he didn't mislead me with false hope. The supporting and compassionate staff helped relieve the stress and anxiety that IVF brings! I really appreciated that they always explained to me what they were doing and I never felt rushed. It may sound simple, but it helped me tremendously.
Today my husband and I are proud parents of two twin boys. My prayers have been answered and I am so thankful to Dr. Tur-Kuspa and IHR making my dream of having a family come true! I believe everything happens for reason. There was a reason I could not conceive on my own, there is a reason I won an IVF and there is a reason why you're reading this testimonial.
The 2014 Free IVF winners
My wife and I were the winners of the FREE 2013 IVF cycle that was given away by Dr. Tur Kaspa and IHR. The day before Thanksgiving, around 7 pm, my wife received a call stating that she was the winner of a free IVF. I was immediately skeptical, not believing that anyone would give away such an expensive procedure for free. I believed that there had to be a catch, or worse, a scam. I spent the next hour googling Dr. Tur-Kaspa and IHR. I was extremely impressed by everything that I read about him and the papers that he had published.
The thing that made our situation so interesting is that my wife and I had already done an IUI cycle at another clinic in the Chicago area and were set to begin an IVF cycle the next month with that same clinic. My wife was nearing 40 years old, so time was of the essence for us. My wife and I were going to cash in our retirement accounts in the hope of having a child. Our insurance did not cover ANYTHING for infertility, so everything was an out-of-pocket expense. Our experience at the other clinic left much to be desired. I honestly felt it was an insurance mill, having people come in for whatever the insurance company would cover. After our unsuccessful IUI, we were told not to worry, we could do another IUI cycle shortly and just remember to bring our insurance co-pay with. This is AFTER we had told them that we could only barely afford 1 IVF cycle, let alone the medications. Looking back, I am sorry that we let that clinic talk us into trying the IUI first (at considerable expense).
Fast forward to the phone call of a free IVF. We met shortly thereafter with Dr. Tur-Kaspa and he reviewed our medical records and patiently listened to all of our questions and concerns. I was immediately put at ease by his style and reassurances that he would get us pregnant. Dr. Tur Kaspa and the staff were great at every step of the way. Dr. Tur-Kaspa was confident that he would be able to produce and retrieve eggs and that he could be aggressive with the medications. We were able to implant 2 embryos, but unfortunately the IVF cycle was ultimately unsuccessful. Dr. Tur Kaspa and his staff were remarkably compassionate about our situation. After some time to reflect on everything that had happened, we were extremely pleased with the services and effort that Dr. Tur-Kaspa provided , and decided that we would cash in our retirement money to try one last time.
We met again with Dr. Tur-Kaspa to discuss how our second NF cycle would go. Everything went like clockwork again. I should also note that Dr. Tur-Kaspa had his staff work explain to us discount programs that were available from the pharmacy where the medications were ordered from. The second time, at day 5, we were able to transfer 2 embryos and still had 4 embryos left to be frozen. My wife became pregnant with TWINS!
We are now the proud parents of 2 beautiful boys. We have been saving our money, and we just made another appointment to see Dr. Tur-Kaspa and discuss the frozen embryos transfer and protocol. We could possibly attempt to do the transfer in our home state, but with our precious 4 frozen embryos, I can think of no other doctor than Dr. Tur-Kaspa performing the procedure.
I can't speak highly enough about Dr. Tur-Kaspa and IHR. There was a night and day difference between our experience with Dr. Tur-Kaspa and the other clinic. Dr. Tur-Kaspa (or staff) was always available to answer questions or concerns, and I never felt that we were just someone who was there only to pay his salary. The highest compliment I can give Dr. Tur-Kaspa is that I tell everyone I know about him, IHR and the great work they do there. Ifyou are looking at IVF for the first time, orjust want a second opinion, go talk to Dr. Tur-Kaspa. You will be very glad you did.
Mike and Jennifer, the 2013 free IVF cycle winners.
I was first contacted by Dr Tur-Kaspa on thanksgiving Eve. To me I felt it was a big joke. I seriously did not believe him when he told me I was the winner of the 2012 IVF lottery. I called my hubby, who was on his way to work, and he too felt it was not real. On our first meeting with Dr Tur-Kaspa, it was tears all through because am yet to believe if its real or a dream. This where his words (Let's get you pregnant). I have been trying for 6 years and not successful, been to different hospitals with nothing to show for it. But thanks to Dr Tur-Kaspa, who has made my dream come through, I am proud to say am finally PREGNANT. (Tears of joy) Thank you Dr Tur-Kaspa and the IHR family, I would not have done this without your encouragement and help. Thank You!!!
The 2012 Free IVF winners, Anthonia & Godfrey
Thank you very much for all the help you've provided us during the course of our treatment. It's not an easy journey but each one of you truly made a difference. and helped us along each step of the way. Thank you for answering all of our questions with patience and kindness. It is our hope that you can continue to help couples achieve their dreams.
Wishing you all the best! Sincerely, N & Y
We were delighted to win the free 2011 IVF competition at the Institute for Human Reproduction (IHR). It was disbelief at first; we thought this was too good to be true. We couldn’t believe how lucky we were!
Everyone we spoke to—including the person who set up the initial consultation, the IHR staff, and Dr. Tur-Kaspa was very professional, helpful, and genuinely nice. However, it was the initial consultation with Dr. Tur-Kaspa that really set this facility apart from others. We have undergone treatment at two other well known facilities in the Chicago-land area. Here, Dr. Tur-Kaspa never made us feel rushed, encouraged us to ask any and all questions, treated us as individuals, and made us feel totally at ease. He reviewed our medical history in great detail, presented all the options with pros and cons, and gave suggestions for what he felt would be the best course for us. As an example of how thoughtful IHR is toward their patients, rather than having us come back another day, Dr. Tur-Kaspa performed one of the recommended diagnostic procedures there that day and he came out to the waiting room afterward and personally told my husband the result while I was resting. The care, attention, and respect we received so far has been exceptional.
Thank you! The 2011 Free IVF Winners - Stephanie and Joe
It's impossible to articulate how amazing and professional Dr. Tur Kaspa is. After three years of many failed attempts, with another very reputable Endocrinologist, I started to lose all hope of becoming a parent. As a last attempt to achieve my dream of becoming a mother, I sought out Dr. Tur Kaspa. Immediately, I knew something about this doctor was vastly different. He was meticulous in his approach and attention to detail from start to finish. He explained each step of the process with complete honesty. He educated me along the way. Mostly, he was confident in his ability to help me realize my dream of becoming a parent. Dr. Tur Kaspa was right along side me the entire way, returning every phone call, following up with concerns and educating me on each decision I was to make. He is above and beyond as a professional, but more importantly, a person. Dr. Tur Kaspa achieved success on his very first attempt, with my case!!! My previous Endocrinologist had wasted three years of my time, emotion and finances. My ONLY regret, through out this process, is not seeking out Dr. Tur Kaspa first!! He is a miracle worker and by far the very best at what he does. As far as I am concerned, there are no other doctors out there that can even compare. This account is completely true, and I am more than willing to talk personally with anyone who would like further guidance or information.
Thankful parents in Texas
We have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr Tur Kaspa and his team. We experienced infertility due to a severe case of PCOS. We had unsuccessfully tried IVF at another fertility clinic. When we met Dr Tur Kaspa, he reviewed my files and listened to our story; and then assured us he would get me pregnant. And so he did! We had a beautiful, healthy son from a frozen embryo transfer. Our child is now almost 4 years old, and we are expecting a second one thanks to another frozen cycle. Dr Tur Kaspa’s skill set and experience is unique; and his friendly, professional team takes individual patient care very seriously.
Thank you!!! Grateful parents in Chicago
Thank you so much for all you do...creating miracles! We could not be happier!
Thank You!! Andrea, Mike and Jacob. Clearwater, Florida.
Thank you and your wonderful staff for all your love and support. Thank you for not giving up on me. You are providing exceptional service.
Thank You!! Boris and Ava. Los Angeles, California.
We had over one year of standard infertility treatment at another center without success. After working with IHR, we had our first son, Keith!!
Thank You, John and Marge. Chicago, Illinois.
My wife and I want to thank you so much!!!! On the first of this month we had our second beautiful baby girl. Three years ago, you helped pinpoint for us the male issue! Thank you all again. Finally a happy family of four, Michael and Barbara, Chicago, Illinois.
We thank you deeply and humbly for helping us achieve our goal of parenthood. Brian is the joy of our life. We thank God we entered IHR's door and began working with the IHR staff. Peter, Ellen, and Brian. Chicago, Illinois.
We wanted to send you a note to share our joyful news - Kate was born on the 14th weighing 8lbs., 7oz. and measuring 20.5"! She is a beautiful, healthy baby and everyone here is doing great! We would not have our precious baby with us today if it was not for you - thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!! We will be seeing you again in 2 years for a repeat performance! Sincerely, the Proud Parents of Kate. Dallas, Texas.
I read and compared many centers over the internet and every person who had been successful went to RGI-IHR. That’s why we chose your facility. It was a great and I continue to refer people to you in support groups of people who are in the same situation as we are. Thank you!!! We will continue to refer you to others. London, United Kingdom.
Outstanding experience. The nursing and physician staff were outstanding. Highly recommend. They are one stop shopping from the IVF to the post pregnacy genetic testing to outstanding genetic consulting. Everything is offered in one location. Their experience and knowledge is vast. They made my experience as an busy surgeon great. I was also out of state and they worked with me in all aspects of my schedule and travel. They were very easy to contact via phone during and after business hours. Their caring additude and wealth of knowledge was great. They were the third program I had used and we were successful in producing a baby boy. They offered the state of the art technology which resulted in our success. Their amount of volume and experience was so valuable. They are one of the US/world leading centers in PGD which is what initially attracted me to their center. Each step of the way was just as good has their world wide PGD reputation: from my telephone interview with Dr. Tur Kaspa to my daily telephone dealings with his outstanding nursing/MD staff to the painless egg retrieval/transfer and the final CVS. Thank you!!! Mom of a healthy baby boy. Seoul, South Korea.
Thank you very much for your professional and first class care. Love,the Proud Parents of a healthy baby. Mexico City, Mexico.
Our little boy has finally arrived. We are very proud, happy and sleep deprived, We can't thank all of you enough. Sincerely, IVF parents. Jasper, Indiana.
Thank you for helping us realize our dream. Parents of a healthy baby girl, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Thank you all for everything you have done for us. You have given us two perfectly healthy baby boys. Words can't express our thanks. New parents of twin boys. Davenport, Iowa.
You have been so kind, so professional, so wonderful that words could never explain my gratitude. I appreciate all your calls and answering my questions, etc. Thank you so very much. Sincerely, a patient, Cairo, Egypt.
My wife Yoko and I want to thank you for a successful IVF cycle. My wife choose your center because of its reputation from a friend in the United States. With much gratitude for our son, new happy, parents. Toyko, Japan.
I always hoped that one day we could have a son. Thank you, thank you. Aaina. Mumba, India.
We almost gave up. Thank you for helping us find a perfect egg donor match. We are parents of a healthy baby girl. Tatyana. Moscow, Russia.
We want to thank you for all you did for us. Your support and encouragement helped us through this trying time in our life. With your help we were able to give birth to two healthy little boys! We hope to one day be able to say thank you in person. With much gratitude, IVF patient, New York, New York.
We are overjoyed with our miracle baby - born healthy with the help of PGD and IVF. She is just perfect and we couldn't be happier! Wishing you all the best and lots of thanks, IVF patients, Chicago, Illinois.
Thank you again for all your help. Your clinic has truly been a miracle for us! Parents of a healthy baby born from PGD, Wichita, Kansas.
We want to thank you so much for all your help and support while we were in Chicago. You really helped us a lot and we appreciate it so much. We are doing fine and will let you know when the good news arrives!! Stay well and all the best! Thank you again! A Pregnant patient. Sao Paulo, Brazil.
We wanted you to know how much we appreciated everything you did for us through the entire IVF process. With your help, we now have a beautiful son. He is such a blessing and a gift to our family. Thank you for being such a professional and for being such a wonderful genetic counselor. Parents of a healthy baby born, Indianapolis, Indiana.
I just wanted to write you and thank you for all of your help during our IVF cycle. It was successful and I became pregnant with twins and had two beautiful baby girls! They are both healthy and we couldn't be happier. You were so very helpful in our meeting with you and on the phone numerous times. You always took the time to answer my questions and you always seemed very happy to help. You honestly made one of the most stressful experiences of my life a lot easier to get through. I thank you so much for your help. You have honestly helped make our dream come true! Thank you A former aneuploidy patient and proud mother of twin girls, Chicago, Illinois.