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------------------Received October 2014 from
Dear Dr. Bush - Words could
never express our gratitude to you and your team for your commitment to getting
us pregnant. Like probably all of your patients, you are well aware that our
journey has bee one filled with a lot of pain, frustration, loss, and at times
just wanting to give up. You helped us to see that the road for us wasn’t over,
and that we had another chance to have something we wanted so badly. Our
previous doctor pretty much gave up on us with no suggestions for alternatives.
You know we would get pregnant and it was just a matter of helping to guide us
down our path. Thank you for your confidence when ours was lacking and your
positive attitude when ours was teetering on hopelessness. We wanted you to know
how important our visits were with you after each of our stim cycles. We felt so
lost and you always brought us back and grounded us. We know that we have a long
road ahead of us, but the fact is you got us somewhere we thought we would never
be. We are over the moon with happiness!
I have to also tell you, your clinical staff is amazing. Everyone was a part of
our journey. Erika and Derica really helped to support us through the decisions
that we had to make and the challenges we were faced with. They were always
available to speak with directly and always 100% invested in our success. I have
to also say without Marie, you would have never gotten any blood from me. She
has been one of the only ones who can get blood without turning me into a pin
Again, our appreciation goes beyond words, but wanted to let you know what an
amazing impact you have had on our future.
------------------Received June 2014 from
We just wanted to say thanks
again to you and Dr. Bush, and the rest of the staff at Conceptions for sticking
with us through all the ups and downs of this journey over the past few years,
and helping us welcome our daughter to the world. This certainly would not have
been possible without your help. We feel blessed to have this opportunity, and
will be forever in gratitude for the gift you have given us
------------------Received October 2014 from
Hi Sarah - First of all I want
to thank you!! You are always so great at getting me what I need and answering
all of my questions! I really appreciate all the work that you do! The care I
have received at Conceptions has been excellent! Every person I meet at
Conceptions is friendly, knowledgeable and willing to help.
Please also send my Thanks to Dr Bush. Meeting with him a few weeks ago really
helped my husband and I feel good about next steps! We appreciate the time he
spent with us in answering all of our questions and explaining things.
My husband and I just think he is the best! We always feel good about things
after we meet with him. His attitude and sense of humor are comforting and
refreshing. He gives us hope that we will be parents one day :)
Throughout this entire process, he is the first physician that has taken the
time to thoroughly review our records, answer our specific questions, and offer
a customized approach to treatment. We really appreciate this and it's one of
the many reasons we chose Conceptions.
Dr Bush is truly a pioneer in this field and it is fascinating to learn about
the work he does and his excellent stats. It is obvious that he is passionate
about his work and wants to help his patients achieve the best possible
We have been very happy with the care we have received at Conceptions!
------------------Received February 2014 from
Tanya, gave me your email because I was inquiring who I give feedback to on our
experience there. While every single person has been friendly and nice, there
are a handful of people that made this difficult journey easy/fun/enjoyable! I
just wanted them to be recognized, not only by me, but by their managers,
doctors, and peers.
I've been working with your clinic for two years and have done multiple IUI's
and IVF cycles. During that time, I've really become close with Marie
(phlebotomist) and always look forward to seeing her on blood work days. She is
fast, efficient, and pain-free! haha
I also really enjoyed seeing Tammie for my ultrasounds! I loved learning about
her son's athletics, and again, always got an extra big smile on my face when
she called me back.
Claudia, RN, is/was truly a gift to me during my IVF cycle. I had a different
nurse on my first cycle whom I also loved, but she moved to a different job. So
I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant having a different nurse for my second
cycle. Thankfully, she was also amazing, knowledgeable, personable - I really
felt like she was on our team and rooting for our success! Again, someone who I
became close to and feel that I can call her a friend.
I recently made it to the FET cycle and got to meet Tanya and Alejandra. I
haven't met Tanya face to face, but she has been very knowledgeable and friendly
on all of our phone calls, and they are both EXCELLENT at returning emails and
phone calls promptly!! They are also very gracious to entertain some of my
"silly" questions :)
Again, all in all, I'm filled with gratitude for finding your clinic and
everyone in it! Please give these people an extra pat on the back, but know that
every single person in that building deserves recognition and thanks!!
I have been
recommending Dr. Riggs since I met him in May. In the scary world of
infertility, he seems to ease the stresses of trying to conceive to with his
knowledge, caring attitude, warm smile and proper treatment plans. His nurse,
Michelle, has been our rock through our IVF cycle and has gone above and beyond
to make sure everything was flawless. The girls in the office are so sweet and
caring and understand your needs while going through during a tough time. These
people have torched our lives forever and our family will always be grateful to
Dr. Riggs and his staff.
------------------Received December 2013----------------------
for all the well wishes! We are thrilled to be expecting a boy in July! We
already know the sex from genetic testing we did on our embryos back in March
after our egg retrieval. We truly are thankful for modern technology and Dr.
Swanson and his team at Conceptions.
Thank you Dr. Bush and the team at Conceptions for helping us achieve our dreams
of having a baby.
Dealing with infertility isn’t easy nor is
finding the right doctor. I truly believe that God brought us to Dr. Bush
during our long journey. The excitement, compassion, and confidence that
he portrayed each time we met helped our optimism throughout the process.
I first learned I would have a hard time having a baby when I was 21. At
the time I was trying to be an ovum donor for a woman with ovarian cancer.
After my third attempt, my cycle was canceled and I was told I could no longer
be a donor. They didn’t tell me much at that time other then my hormones
weren’t responding well to the medications. They highly suggested that if
I ever wanted to have children, I should do so now or freeze my eggs.
Being single, a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, and living 2,000 miles from
home, I had no desire to bring a child into the world under my current
My husband and I were married when I was 29.
We lived in Tampa, FL at the time and found a great infertility clinic near us.
With an AMH of 0.4, FHS of 17, and a follicle count of 6 it was determined that
I had a “low ovarian reserve”. At the time I was a new RN at the
Tampa VA Hospital and it wasn’t a good outlook. The doctor gave us our
options; injections with artificial insemination (IUI), IVF, and to be ready for
the possibility of needing an ovum donor. We opted for the least expensive
way first. After two failed attempts with the injections and IUI we
quickly found that IVF was off the table for us. A second opinion also
provided the same suggestion of an ovum donor. Since we had already
made the decision to move out of Florida, so we decided to take a break.
Six months later we found ourselves settling into our new home in Highlands
Ranch, CO. I was ecstatic to find a highly regarded endocrinologist, at
CCRM, just down the road from us and it only took three days to get into to see
him. My enthusiasm quickly deflated not because he too “highly suggested” to use
an ovum donor, but at the end of our meeting he also suggested for us to try
Clomid with IUI. I was very angry. Here he didn’t want to try IVF
with me but wanted me to waste more money on costly IUI cycles with less
inferior drugs than what I had already tried.
After a few months of
tossing around ideas and researching the possibility of regular adoption, ovum
donor, or embryo adoption we decided on the latter. One of the doctors I
work with told me about Dr. Bush and Conceptions and his experience with him.
He warned me, “Don’t let him convince you to place three embryos in you, because
you will get triplets!”
I really didn’t want to meet with yet another
Endocrinologist. I didn’t want to hear how I wouldn’t be able to have my own
child, but I wouldn’t return to the other clinic. When we met with Dr.
Bush he looked over my records and listened to us tell him how we were ready to
use an ovum donor or possibly adapt an embryo. He asked a simply
uestion; “why not have your own baby with both of your DNA’s.” I was
shocked. I didn’t know what to say or how to respond, I thought he was
trying to take my money. All the other doctors shied away from talking
about using my eggs and changed the subject to using a donor. But the more
he talked, the more he had my husband convinced it was possible. It wasn’t
as easy for me to accept this option since I knew my numbers; I knew what the
other doctors had said; and I knew the statistics of success with my condition
so why would he want to try IVF with me. Then Dr. Bush showed me why the
others may not want to try IVF with me. Every attempt at IVF is recorded
along with every failure which adds to a clinic’s success rate which is very
public. I could see that Dr. Bush was truly confident that we would be
successful with IVF using my own eggs. And I could see Dr. Bush wasn’t as
concerned about the numbers game as other endocrinologists and to his credit was
the reason we got this chance.
I can’t say I was as confident as
Dr. Bush or my husband during the entire process. I was excited for the
possibility to try but overwhelmed with anxiety of failing. My
acupuncturist, Heidi Alexander, helped to ease the anxiety. Every day I
was in disbelief, I started my cycle with 7 follicles and by the end of the
first week I was down to 5. At retrieval, 4 follicles were removed which
resulted in 2 embryos. On day 3, we were down to 1 embryo and on day 5 we
had a BBC embryo that had already started to defragment. Dr. Bush might
have been hesitant to make the transfer, he did not show it to us, and he
decided to transfer her. In 10 day's we found out we were pregnant!
Here I was after all this time and at the age of 33. The pregnancy went
well but both my husband and I were cautious all throughout knowing that
miscarriages happen as we’ve had close friends deal with this recently. On
the day after Thanksgiving of 2013 we were blessed with a beautiful baby girl,
Paisley. It wasn’t until she was about three days old that I allowed
myself to realize she was real and truly ours.
As I write this
it’s nearing her first birthday. She is so perfect in every way. We
can’t imagine life without her now. She is our miracle that we are so
unworthy of being given. No one is, but that’s what grace is.
now feel optimistic to use our friends at Conceptions and Dr. Bush for IVF
again, to try for a sibling for Paisley. We think she’d really like a
friend to grow up with.
------------------Received August 2013 from S &
Dear Conceptions - How can we possible thank you for helping us bring our son
into the world? Our son was born on July 10th 2013 and has already brought
us more joy than we could have ever imagined!
The staff at Conceptions were so wonderful to both of us during the year we
sought treatment. In particular, all of the receptionists and nurses at
the Lafayette clinic, made me feel very well cared for. Dr. Bush was
always available to provide advice and encouragement in a professional way that
gave us hope for each next step of treatment. One of my OB nurses also had
IVF from Dr. Bush and we spent a few minutes discussing what an excellent doctor
he was for both of us.
Given how poor my egg quality was at the retrieval, my husband and I are still
in awe that the medical team was able to get one good embryo that is now are
amazing 5-week old son. I have already recommended you to others I know
who are struggling with infertility.
We absolutely love every minute of parenthood and cannot thank you enough for
making this possible for us. We hope to try for a sibling for our son in a
year or two and we will definitely come back to Conceptions if we need help.
------------------Received March 2013 from A &
Dr. Swanson - Today we have officially hit the 16-week mark!
I fully recognize that we are not “out of the woods”, however; there is some
comfort in knowing that we have made it this far.
As we completed our 1st trimester appointment with our OB, to quote her remarks,
“Everything looks really good and I really see this as a run-of-the-mill
pregnancy.” This was music to our
It is hard to believe that our journey with Conceptions has come to an end for
the time being. My husband reminds
me that we still have four more blastocysts and if left to him, we will not be
leaving any behind! It would be
wonderful to have the opportunity to work with you and your staff again in the
I must share with you Dr. Swanson, how impressed we have been with the care that
you and your team delivers. I have
been on the receiving end of medicine for over 13 years; I have also been on the
delivery side of medicine for over 15 years.
In all my years of experience, I have never observed care delivered in a more
efficient or productive manner.
Everything is run with such attention and preciseness, without losing the
humanity of your work. It is very
evident that the program has been fine-tuned and your medical expertise shines.
I have to especially recognize your Donor Egg Team: Claudia, Erika, Ginger and
Michelle. These ladies truly made
our experience a very positive one.
The first meeting with Claudia was admittedly a little overwhelming.
However, I quickly learned that we would not be walking the journey alone.
Every question, thought or concern was well received and addressed in a timely
manner. They provided support for
us with just the right amount of compassion and understanding.
Claudia and Erika spelled everything out for us and redelivered the necessary
information each step of the way.
Although not initially convinced that we could successfully complete the
program, as it did seem intimidating, your expert team made it easy for us.
The days and weeks passed and before we knew it, Erika was emailing me to tell
us that we had “graduated.” I met
this news with both excitement and sadness.
After developing relationships with all of you and having a comfort in knowing
that you were there for us, it was a little difficult to let go of that.
In addition to the Donor Team, we would like to recognize the care we received
from Glenn Proctor and the embryology team on the day of our transfer.
We went in the morning expecting it to be similar to that of the mock transfer.
However, they all made the experience very special and personal for us.
The image of the two blastocysts we chose, is appropriately placed as the first
photo in our baby album.
I also cannot end this letter without giving appropriate recognition to Marie W.
in phlebotomy. Marie is an angel.
Week after week, and sometimes more frequently, she greeted me with every blood
draw. She made those times not only
tolerable, but truly a pleasure.
Dr. Swanson, you have built a remarkable team.
And of course, we fully appreciate that a good team requires an exceptional
leader. We respect you greatly and
applaud you for the great work. We
extend our deepest gratitude to you for opening our eyes to the possibility of
bringing a lifelong dream to fruition through donor egg IVF.
Lastly we share, with great excitement, that we have learned…we are having a
February 2013 from N & R----------------------
Dr. Bush - It is difficult to express in writing the
gratitude we feel for all you did to help us become parents
(well soon-to-be parents). I have had many doctors before you
dismiss what I had to say or surmise my situation without truly
investigating the problem. When we had our first consultation
with you we knew you were listening. We knew you would
investigate and find out what was causing our infertility. Your
confidence made us confident again which we hadn’t felt for a
while. You gave us a game plan, a time line and a goal. It all
worked out to the exact time you said it would. It was
fantastic. We had so much hope during the process because of
you. We are so happy already and we haven’t even met baby
Johnson yet. Thank you for taking every angle to ensure we
would successfully become pregnant, including my polypectomy.
Today I am 22 weeks pregnant and everything is going great so
far. We are thrilled to become parents soon.
As for your nursing staff they were all fantastic to
work with. Everyone made us feel welcome. The ultrasound
technician was always prompt and knowledgeable. The front desk
staff was always friendly. Even the billing department was top
notch. Conceptions is a fantastic practice. We have already
recommended it to friends and family seeking fertility
Thank you for promising us that you could help and
really following through.
------------------Received February 2013
I just want to say
that Dr. Swanson is such a wonderful doctor and patient
advocate! He really made me feel better, than there is life and
hopefully babies after cancer! I highly recommend him and this
office. The nurses and staff are also phenomenal!
------------------Received February 2013 from
One year ago today we
were sitting in Dr. Bush's office doing our initial consult, cut
to a year later I'm sitting here able to feel my baby girl kick
and turn inside of me :) The entire team at Conceptions are
truly amazing! I hope the day is just a little bit brighter for
everyone, because I know mine is. February 27th will always be a
day that holds a special place in my heart, because it's the day
that I was given hope when I was told there was none so many
------------------Received November 2012----------------------
After struggling with infertility for what seemed like
an eternity, Dr. Swanson was able to diagnose the issue, and now
we are expecting twin girls in a few weeks! IVF is a difficult
procedure, emotionally and physically, but Dr. Swanson and his
team helped simplify everything step-by-step, and made me very
comfortable. I truly believe we were meant to start our family
this way, and I'm grateful to Dr. Swanson for helping us
conceive our two little miracles! I highly recommend Conceptions
and Dr. Swanson for anyone that is struggling with infertility -
they brought me hope followed by my dream-come-true!
------------------Received October 2012 from Alyson and
Dr. Swanson and Conceptions staff, I wanted to Thank
You for helping Josh and I with our tough situation. Through
Fertile Hope we were able to find Dr. Swanson and from there you
all made it happen with a very short time frame. After learning
I had cancer at 27 years old, one of my major concerns was
fertility and how cancer treatments would affect it. Having
only one month to complete all the fertility treatments, your
team treated us as your #1 priority. The results didn't look
promising, but Dr. Swanson persisted, and in the end we were
given a miracle of an embryo. As I went forward with cancer
treatments, I felt I had done all that I could (with your help)
to protect my fertility.
I completed 6 weeks of radiation and am now back at
home in Colorado where I continue to take Chemo. I am doing
quite well and have stayed strong throughout this process.
Doctors say I am handling treatment better than most patients
and I am so thankful! I look forward to the day when I have
been cleared of all cancer and am able to come back to
Conceptions for the implantation!
Dr. Swanson, thank you for your generosity and
perseverance. The kindness of you and your team was amazing.
It means the world to me to have the support I did during such a
hard time in my life!
Thank you all for giving us hope!
------------------Received July 2012----------------------
Dr. Mark Bush was the 1st fertility doctor out of three
that went the extra mile to convince me that I could have my own
child. After trying injections and IUIs over 2 years, my
current fertility doctor was stirring me towards using a donor
eggs. I have a low ovarian reserve and wasn’t responding well
to injectable medication. Fortunately we moved from Florida
to Colorado I met with a few more fertility doctors all thought
a donor egg would be by best option until I met with Dr. Bush.
He was confident that I could have my own child. At 33 years
old and only one try with IVF cycle I am now 23 weeks pregnant
with our daughter. With his knowledge and IFV team we only had
one embryo that wasn’t very strong but his plan worked!
------------------Received July 2012 From
Jaxon was born yesterday, 7/30/12 at 5.30pm. 6 pounds
13.5, 21 inches long. He is so adorable! I was 10 days overdue
so they broke my water at 1pm yesterday, contractions, then 3
pushes & he's out! It was all so worth it. All those trips to
Denver. Thank you & please thank the master in charge, Dr. Bush.
Give him a hug from me. He made it possible.
------------------Received May 2012 From
Dear Conceptions, Your newsletter reminds me that I owe
you a debt of gratitude for granting me my beautiful little
family. This month marks a year since my firstborn came into
this world (May 2011), all thanks to Dr. Swanson and the great
team of nurses and specialists.
My husband and I sought your help in July last year after years of
unsuccessful attempts to have a baby "on our own." By September
we underwent our first IUI at Conceptions, and much to our wild
excitement and disbelief, we got pregnant on that very first
try. Your team took great care of me for the first 12 weeks of
my pregnancy until I made the transition over to my regular
OBGYN, and exactly on schedule - 1 day before her estimated due
date - Juliana Mavis joined the world. She was a healthy 6 lbs,
6 oz, and 20 inches, and we could not have been happier. Today,
as we approach her 1st birthday on May 30th, that happiness has
grown and grown, as our little girl is everything we had hoped
for - happy, healthy and ours! See her picture enclosed as the
beautiful "result" of the great work that you do!
Thank you for your expertise, your precision, talent and guidance.
Conceptions gave us, a childless couple, the chance to have the
family we had always wanted, and we are celebrating that this
month. We will be back again when we are ready for our second
------------------Received March 2012 From
Dear Dr. Swanson, We wanted to send a note to let you
know how much we appreciate all you've done to make possible our
dream of having a child. Your knowledge impressed us from the
start, but your compassion and heartfelt concern touched us
We also appreciate the extent that you, Joni Vick
and your staff helped us find our special donor and went the
extra mile to ensure a good match.
Enough can't be said about the encouragement we
received from you, when our hope was running thin. We will be
forever thankful for working with you!
It is true that many physicians have the
"know-how", but it is the sensitivity & compassions we received
from you, that made all the technical aspects melt away and the
reality of creating a family something we could feel in our
Thank you and best wishes for continued success and
beautiful rewards for all that you do.
P.S. We are 20 weeks pregnant, feeling good, expecting
a little boy!
------------------Received March 2012 From
Dear Dr. Bush and
Conceptions Staff, Trying to convey the emotions that are within
our hearts in almost impossible to do. We sit here trying to
put our gratitude into words and nothing comes to mind, while at
that same time we are overwhelmed with joyful emotions. Being
able to wake up every day to our son, Jeremiah, the fruit of our
prayers is sometimes unconceivable. We know that he would be
here in this time in our lives, but wondered how it would come
to fruition. We also knew that our case was considered a bit of
a challenge, however, we were up for it and so were you! You
and your office staff displayed the highest level of
professionalism/knowledge and responsiveness, while at the same
time you provided personalized care to both me and my husband
through this entire process. You and your staff (especially
Claudia) were and are more that just the health care
professionals that helped us expand our family, you all went
above and beyond to walk out this process with us. The genuine
care and concern displayed for us through this process could not
have been more appreciated. If there are words to describe how
grateful we are, I hope they are found within this letter. Our
heats are overwhelmed with joy because of your willingness to
help; we are so blessed to have had you all as a part of this
journey in our lives.
Thank you all for
helping to give us our miracle.
P.S. We'll see you
again next year!
-------------Received February 2012 From P&B (AKA- very excited
parents to be)-----------------
Dear Conceptions team, We appreciate your quick
response to our many questions this past year. Due to the
success of your talented team at Conceptions and a lot of help
from God, I am now 12 weeks pregnant! We are so excited to be
going into our 2nd trimester of pregnancy.
When we first started at Conceptions back in March
of 2011, we were not sure that we could ever have a baby of our
own, but you made it happen...and on the first try too! We are
A special thanks to Claudia and Kim, and the other
IVF nurses who made the whole process a personable experience
for us. We really appreciate you and all of your hard work.
------------------Received February 2012----------------------
Dr. Bush and the
entire staff at Conceptions, Thank you so much for all you did
to help bring us these sweet little boys (Bradley and Kyle) !
We will be forever grateful for having you in our lives and a
part of our journey!
------------------Received January 2012----------------------
I have taken my sweet
time writing this report. Truthfully, I've been disappointed so
many times, I wanted to be sure I had a healthy baby before I
commented on anything at all. My son just turned one and I can
tell you motherhood is every bit as wonderful and exhausting as
you've been led to believe. Unlike other mothers, though, when
I get woken up in the middle of the night by my baby's cry, I am
grateful that I get to have a baby's cry! I wish that for you,
no matter which route you take!
Let me tell you about
my two failed attempts. I ALMOST went with Conceptions & Dr.
Bush in 2006 but chose another fertility clinic in town at the
last minute because they are supposedly ranked #1. Big
mistake. I won't bore you with all the gory details, let me
give you the highlights: I am super healthy, especially on the
reproductive side. I can assure you of this because I went
through countless tests, pokes and prods! Thus, this clinic
assured me that once they got a hold of my husband's sperm, the
rest would be easy peasy. Nevertheless, they strongly suggested
we implant two embryos and after much soul searching of whether
we were really prepared for twins, we agreed. I must add that I
barely ever saw my supposed doctor - I got a different doctor
every time I went in for one of these tests, so I was
disappointed but not shocked when on the day of implantation my
doctor was nowhere to be seen. Some other guy breezed in - I
don't even know his name because I met him while flat on my back
and under the influence of valium and god-knows-whatever other
drugs they'd given me - and informed us that since I was so
healthy he would only put one embryo back in. As you can
imagine, my husband and I had many questions. We were uncertain
with this direction, we'd given much thought to the pros and
cons of putting in two. My health was not newly discovered!
The mystery doctor impatiently told us to get on with the
decision because he had other couples who were waiting for him.
Under this uncertainty and duress, we agreed to go with the
'expert's decision'. 14 weeks later, I was informed that my
baby's heart had stopped beating because she had trisomy 18.
This was 2 weeks after we'd told . . .well everyone. . .about
On the post mortem,
this clinic informed me that they had a genetic test that could
have screened for Downs, Trisomy 18 and a number of other
genetic ailments. When I asked why we didn't do this test on my
embryos before, I was informed that since it was an expensive
test (what's $2,500 compared to the rest of the bill??) and I
was relatively young (33) they didn't think it was worth
mentioning. I ask you, wouldn't you have wanted to be GIVEN the
choice?? I did. Nevertheless, I had some 10 frozen embryos
left with them and so I went for a second round with this
clinic. This time they did the genetic test and a full 50% of
those embryos were not genetically sound. . . which makes me
wonder TO THIS DAY why they didn't give me this option the first
time around. By the way, I have since found that 50% is a
relatively good result, which kind of makes sense since we're
putting a sperm and egg together that under normal circumstances
might never have created an embryo to start with. They put in
the two healthiest embryos (NOW they put in two!) and. .
.neither took. Answer as to why this second round of
disappointment? I quote: "I don't know" (he said this with
nonchalance and a shrug). I need to add that the second time
around I was handed over to another doctor who made such an
impact on me that I don't even remember his name. I continued
to be shuffled from person to person and - you guessed it - on
implantation day - I was once again faced with people I'd never
seen before in my life.
I quit trying for a
year after that. I thought I'd quit forever but I was fortunate
to have met Dr. Bush before all this debacle (again I kick
myself that I didn't go with him in the first place instead of
being swayed by that stupid #1 rating, which I've learned is
just a numbers game rather than a meaningful rank anyway).
Anyway, in that first meeting, after hearing my story he told me
"we'll get you a baby" with such compassion and feeling that I
burst into tears. That compassion of his is what made me try
one last and final time - this time with the RIGHT doctor.
The proof is in my
one year old boy napping by my side right now! My experience
with Dr. Bush and his team could not have been any more opposite
or any better. I made friends with several of the folks on his
staff and every one of them took the time to treat me like a
human being - somehow they've figured out how to be gentle with
folks like us without making us feel broken. Dr. Bush was the
ONLY doctor I ever saw. He did all the necessary examinations
himself. The genetic test was done and on implantation day, I
had heard that Dr. Bush wouldn't be available because of some
other commitments but I was prepared because I'd been well
trained by that other clinic. Imagine my delighted surprise
when, who should be walking into the prep room dressed in scrubs
but DR BUSH!? I exclaimed that I thought he couldn't be here
and he said - and again I quote - "I wouldn't miss this for the
world". He implanted two embryos - just as we'd agreed - and
reassured me that the implantation was as good as he could have
hoped. He patted me reassuringly on the shoulder, accepted my
hug and when I was ready, went to see his next patient. It is
my understanding that all three couples he saw that day
conceived! I don't know what became of the others, but I can
tell you my story has a happy end. My baby boy was born 42
weeks later and was as big as you'd expect a 2 week overdue baby
to be! :) He is a smiley, happy guy and it is a rare week - or
sometimes day - that I don't think with gratitude on the gift
that Dr. Bush and his staff gave to me. The same gift I hope he
can give to you.
I want Dr. Bush to
understand that - from personal experience – that other clinic
doesn't hold a candle to him or Conceptions. Conceptions has
better results (I have talked to other patients who have failed
with the other clinic but were successful with Dr. Bush), they
have better technology, their team is nicer and more
knowledgeable and Dr. Bush's bedside manner is top notch. I
felt like my big brother was looking out for me throughout the
whole experience. He and his staff took all the time I needed
to explain the process and I NEVER felt like they had anything
but time and patience for me. I felt like they were all my
family rooting for me, doing their best to help me.
If you're reading this, you're on a tough journey and I wish you
success. I highly recommend you pick Dr. Bush and his team to
help you, you won't be sorry and if they can do anything about
it (and they CAN), you too will be sitting up in the middle of
the night nursing, rocking and generally feeling grateful!
------------------Received December 2011 From
fortunate to have found my way to Conceptions and Dr. Swanson.
We came to Conceptions after the heartache of of several
miscarriages and a referral from my OB. I wasn't quite sure
what to expect with my initial appointment. We met with Dr.
Swanson who made us feel comfortable. I new right away I was in
the right place and in a caring and supportive environment.
After a month of testing I was called back into his office. Dr.
Swanson was very thorough in explaining the results of the
testing and mapping out my future protocol. Along the way we
were informed and learned we were not alone in the challenges we
faced. We decided to try IVF with my own eggs. Unfortunately,
the IVF did not work due to the quality of my eggs. Dr. Swanson
had me into his office immediately to go over the results and
present our options and next steps moving forward. It's amazing
how someone can give you so much hope even after such a loss.
Dr. Swanson has a special ability to treat you like family and I
know he really cares! I came out of his appointments with a
really good understanding of my diagnosis and the process I
would be undertaking. After much discussion and guidance from
Dr. Swanson we decided to go with an egg donor. Happily we are
at Conceptions has been so supportive. My husband and I are so
thankful to Dr. Swanson and his fantastic team for giving us
hope and making a dream come true.
My husband and I were referred to Conceptions by my OB/GYN for
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) after trying to conceive for
over 3 years without any success. We were approaching our
“mid-thirties” and truly wanted a family. We met with Dr.
Swanson, who immediately made us feel comfortable and hopeful.
He was encouraging and worked with us to stay motivated and
informed. He gave us current statistics and outlined all of our
options. Although the success rate for IVF is much higher than
IUI, we decided to proceed with IUIs. Dr. Swanson continued to
encourage and support us. It’s nice to have a doctor who is
invested in his patients, and we could see that he shared in our
disappointment after each failed IUI. We finally conceived after
14 months consisting of 5 IUIs and what I like to call
intermittent “emotional breaks”. The staff at Conceptions was so
nice and everyone congratulated us after our first ultrasound.
I was actually a little sad that I wouldn’t be seeing them
anymore when they told me I had “graduated” back to my own
OB/GYN at our 9 week appointment!
My husband and I have a beautiful baby boy now and are so
grateful to Dr. Swanson and his staff for all of their amazing
insight and support. They are truly remarkable and we owe them a
huge thank you; so thank you, Dr. Swanson and the Conceptions
Staff. You are exceptional and we will always speak highly of
you. You really do make dreams come true!
------------------Received September 2011----------------------
Thinking back, on my first encounter with Dr. Bush, after numerous trials of
clomid cycles, artificial insemination, numerous ultrasounds, and numerous
conversations about how everything looked very “normal” and to just “keep
trying” and numerous sleepless nights wondering, “Why can’t I just get pregnant
like a normal person?” I was 33 years old at that time, and my husband and
I had spent most of our lives building careers, saving money, and making sure we
were emotionally and financially prepared to start a family. When we
officially tried to conceive the first month and nothing happened, I was
devastated. Looking back at my path, I had a lot of devastating moments of
complete despair, wondering if I would ever get to be a mother, something I had
hoped and planned for my whole life, and truly felt that if I did not get to be
a mother, my life would not be complete.
My husband and I sat behind Dr. Bush and his big desk, and I will never forget
his magic words, “Let’s get you pregnant!” We began the process of IVF
with feelings of excitement, hope, and feeling nervous that. I am a Family
Nurse Practitioner, and build my practice around family centered care, and
treating each of my patients with respect and 110% as if they were my own family
member or someone. I can truly say that every encounter I had at
Conceptions, with every staff member, receptionist, lab technician, nurse,
ultrasound technician, and embryologist was positive. I felt that everyone
cared about my situation, and everyone was hoping that our IVF experience would
work, and I was always treated like a family member.
The process was without a glitch! The expertise, of Dr. Bush and his staff
was simply smooth and perfect. I never felt lost, I knew exactly what was
happening at every given moment, and if I had a question, I had a kind, caring
nurse on the phone who didn’t hang up until I said that all of my questions were
answered. I will never forget the phone call that I got from the nurse to
say, “It worked, congratulations, you are pregnant!!!!!!!!!!” I
immediately began to cry and called my husband (he thought it didn’t work
because I was crying so hard, and there had been so many (monthly) tearful
conversations up to this date, but this one was much different). All of the
time, struggle, pain, heartache, worries, tears, fear, (you name it!) was
lifted. I had come to the moment that I could say, “I’m pregnant!”
Our dream had come true. Our dream HAD come true!
Our beautiful daughter was born at 39 weeks via C section, as she was breech,
and when you came as far as we had, there was no question that C section was the
only option to get her to our arms. She was and still is perfect.
She is now 2.5 years old, and we are fortunate that we did have 2 AA+
blastocysts at the end of our cycle. One is our daughter, and we will soon
find out if the other one was meant to be our other child/ her sibling. We
plan do a frozen embryo transfer in a few months. It is very comforting to
know that I will have a pleasant experience with Conceptions for this frozen
embryo transfer. I know that I can plan on a friendly, supportive, caring,
team, and the expertise of Dr. Bush to do everything possible to make a dream of
a second child come true.
I will say to the moms who have walked the path of infertility, I wouldn’t wish
it on my worst enemy. Words can not describe the pain we go through.
But you should know that the knowledge of Dr. Bush, and the excellent program
and care you will receive at Conceptions is top notch, likely the best medical
care you will ever receive, and will hopefully put a baby into your arms as it
did for myself and my husband. I will also say that my struggle with
infertility has made me a stronger, better person, I am a mother who truly
cherishes every moment, and am thankful everyday for what I have, as well as the
path that took me here. I really believe, everything happens for a reason,
and when I look into my daughters eyes every day, I know that I was meant to
cross paths with Dr. Bush so he and his staff could make my dream come true!
------------------Received September 2011 From Kelli & Rayan----------------------
To the exceptional staff at Conceptions - I just wanted to take a moment to
thank you all so very much for your excellent care. My husband & I
struggled with infertility and were in a very hopeless situation. I had
poor egg health and advanced maternal age (37), and he had less than 4%
morphology. After 2 miscarriages and 4 unsuccessful IUIs, our hopes to
conceive our own child seemed out of reach.
We came to your clinic and went through an IVF cycle which unfortunately was
unsuccessful (ended in early miscarriage; which for us was miscarriage #2 in our
3 year infertility struggle). Then 8 months later I came to you
complaining of pain in my lower right ovary area. Dr. Bush performed a
laparoscopy procedure on me and discovered I had endometriosis. He removed
it all and I began to feel much better. He then put me on DHEA for 4
months, which nearly tripled my resting follicle count.
In spite of the progress with DHEA, we weren’t sure we wanted to put ourselves
through any more disappointment and heartache. We decided not to go
forward and just accept our fate.
I then got a call from one of your nurses, Tania Sarver. She convinced me
that we had come so far and our chances of success were greater now than they
had ever been. She literally pulled us from the brink and we decided to
move forward with a 2nd IVF.
Dr. Swanson performed the extraction, and retrieved 13 eggs (with our first IVF
we only retrieved 3). Of those 13 eggs, only 5 were mature enough to
fertilize, and of those 5, only 2 made it to day 3, and then only 1 made it to
day 5. Dr. Swanson transferred the embryo, and after the 2nd blood draw we
learned we were pregnant! We are now the proud parents of a beautiful
We just can’t thank you enough for making our dreams come true. For anyone
experiencing the pain of infertility, I want them to know that in your care,
even against all odds, there is hope. Dr. Swanson and Dr. Bush are
exceptional doctors, Tania & Melanie (nurses), Sandy (in the lab), the front
office staff, and every person there treated us with such compassion and
kindness. Your reputation as one of the best infertility clinics in the
nation is well deserved…..thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
------------------Received May 2011----------------------
Dear Dr. Swanson - I wanted to tell you how thankful I am for helping me get
pregnant. We couldn't have done it without you and your staff.
Everyone in your office is professional. Words will never express how
grateful we are. Thank you again! We are truly blessed to have these
two girls in our lives. They wouldn't be here without you.
------------------Received April 2011 From AF &
Dr. Bush, Thank you for helping us have the family we always wanted. Allie
& Maddie were born at 36 weeks. My pregnancy was a bit complicated but Dr.
Moeller and Dr. Porreco helped us get through the 2 moths of bedrest that
proceeded their birth.
The girls are doing very well & are now over
10lbs. More importantly, both girls are sleeping 7-8 hours each night.
Big brother Sebastian is do well also. He is very helpful and protective,
at least until de decides it is his turn for attention.
truly blessed to have these 3 wonderful children in our lives. They
wouldn't be here without you and your staff. Thank you again for
------------------Received April 2011 From J&J----------------------
Dear Dr. Swanson, As you can see, thanks to you and your staff, we had a very
successful IVF. Our twins, Kate and Will, were born at 33w 4d and are
doing amazing! At 7 weeks, Kate weighed 7lb 3oz and Will weighed 9lb 1
We really appreciate everything you did to make our dreams of becoming parents a
reality. What you did for us was truly a miracle. Thanks again for
------------------Received April 2011 From KY----------------------
Dear Dr. Bush, We wouldn't have her if it wasn't for your help. You
are just amazing, and we are forever grateful! I will never forget all
that you have done for us with our kids.
With all our love and
------------------Received April 2011 From T&T----------------------
Dear Dr. Bush & Staff, We want to thank you for your help in bringing happiness
and enjoyment to our life. Our baby girl "Allison" is so adorable and
healthy. We feel so lucky and enjoy her everyday!
Thank you all so
much for your expertise, time, and generous gift. We'll never forget your
------------------Received February 2011 From Ambyr----------------------
Dr. Swanson, I wanted to tell you how thankful I am for helping me get pregnant.
We welcomed a son, Evan Timothy and a daughter, Britain Mae, on 12.29 at 4:50
a.m. They were 7 weeks early, but are doing amazing. We could not
have done it without you and your staff. Everyone in your office is so
caring and professional. Works will never express how grateful we
are. Thank you again. God bless.
------------------Received December 2010----------------------
Hello Dr. Swanson…I saw you approximately a year ago when I was diagnosed with
diminished ovarian reserve at the age of 40. After a round of diagnostic
testing, the likelihood of me getting pregnant with my own egg went from dismal
to more dismal (less that 1% chance on my own or with IUI and less than 5% with
IVF). After contemplating whether or not it made sense to even proceed
with an IUI, we decided to give it a shot…honestly, mostly because there was one
egg on the ultrasound… it released post ovulation…and this all happened to
coincide with the weekend, which would make scheduling easier from a work
standpoint (I kid you not). The procedure took place on 12/29/09.
On 12/31/09, my husband and I took off for South America (a delayed honeymoon).
We landed in Buenos Aires on 1/1/10 and in my suitcase I had packed tampons,
fertility sticks and a pregnancy test. I figured I would need one of them!
Since it was New Years day…we were in Buenos Aires…on our honeymoon…and knowing
a glass of Malbec would go perfect with my lunch, I thought I better take a
pregnancy test just in case. Low and behold it was positive. The IUI
was a success! That one egg post five days of clomid and an IUI brought me
beautiful little Cooper! We were pretty darn surprised given our dismal
odds (including an FSH as high as 30). Once we returned to the U.S., I had
my blood test and ultimately a viability ultrasound with Conceptions. I
saw you after the ultrasound and in between non-stop grins; I think you said
“unbelievable” ten times!
The pregnancy was a breeze. I actually really enjoyed it! Of course
we were cautiously optimistic the first half and once we passed the genetic
testing and anatomic ultrasound with flying colors, we sat back and enjoyed it.
I have been meaning to send you a note throughout the entire pregnancy and just
didn’t get around to it. So here it is now with a very proud announcement
for our beautiful baby Cooper! We love him so much and can’t imagine like
without him. Thank you for your assistance in bringing him into this
world! We would love to give him a little brother or sister at some point
in the near future. With that, you will certainly have you work cut out
Enjoy your holiday season and we look forward to visiting you again in the New
------------------Received December 2010 From Deborah----------------------
"When I left your office after you recommended donor egg, I envisioned actually
beginning my family. We are so glad we did single embryo transfer."
----Deborah (December 2010)
------------------Received December 2010 From JTS----------------------
"With myself approaching 40 and my husband 38, we sought out Dr. Bush to get his
help with genetic testing. My husband and I had three sons (naturally) and
yearned very much for a daughter. I had spent time secretly researching gender
selection long before I even approached my husband about it. I felt
selfish, and shameful. I would get on the internet when they were in
school so I wouldn’t feel I was neglecting them. In the end, there isn’t
anything selfish or shameful about a true desire for a child of one gender if
you have three of the other. I wanted to be sure I had “something” before
my husband had a chance to be skeptical. On the internet, I came across
Dr. Bush and Conceptions, and after researching a bit I decided I did have
“something”, and confronted my husband about IVF for gender selection.
With Dr. Bush’s expertise, resources, and skills, our sons got a healthy and
happy baby sister before Mommy’s baby-clock ran out of time!
Dr. Bush helped us conceive our daughter by utilizing IVF plus genetic
screening. He found, out of the many eggs my ovaries (and science)
produced, "THE #1, A+, SUPERSTAR FEMALE" of the bunch. And she stuck!
She is beautiful and healthy. It's risky, it's scary, and you must
persevere, but with Dr. Bush and his staff, it was easy to be diligent.
They answered all of our questions, and Dr. Bush assured us that if we did our
best with his prescriptions, injections, and timeline they would do their best.
In hindsight, and our daughter is now three months old, I do not remember having
skepticism. But when Dr. Bush met my daughter after her birth, he told me
I had asked him, “Are you sure this is going to work?”
It just goes to show you I don’t remember NOT having confidence in him and his
staff. In the end, the confidence of Dr. Bush is what pulled us
through...by giving us confidence. I was confident in the self-injections,
which is where it all starts. That's where you have to start being
confident or everything else is sketchy. After injections and medicine
came the egg retrieval. The days leading to that day were scary, but,
again, Conceptions and the staff were so very confident and reassuring that you
feel everything is going to work out for the best. Everything went
smoothly on retrieval day. Then the waiting period was next, when our eggs
were tested and Dr. Bush sent some of the eggs'
DNA for genetic testing. This is when your eggs are out
of your body and completely being taken care of by someone else and science, and
you have to have confidence in Conceptions and their resources, knowledge, and
skill. I was fortunate to meet the staff who took care of my eggs between
the exact moment of retrieval and the exact moment of my daughter’s
implantation. You may be as fortunate, too.
Confidence in the implantation is your last step. So much leads up to that
one moment and you WILL get an ultrasound photo of it, as we did, to capture
that exact splendid moment in time. Thank you, Dr. Bush. We are grateful
you are so well-connected in the industry. We are grateful you chose this
profession. THANK YOU for being so headstrong, as it rubbed off on us so
we could persevere! Our daughter IS, indeed, "The #1, A+, Superstar Female" in
our home, loved well by her three brothers, and practically perfect. I am
39 now, and our daughter is 3 months old and smiling. A few days ago, I
held her close in the EXACT place in my home where I had grit my teeth through
the many reproductive self-injections Dr. Bush so carefully and exactly
prescribed to me. I gave her the biggest hug. She smiled directly at
me, eyes twinkling, as if to say, “See? It didn’t really hurt, Mommy.”
------------------Received November 2010 From Dana S.----------------------
Our journey to start a family began over 5 years ago in
After some time of trying, we became concerned and proceeded to do the necessary
tests with my OBGYN. After findings from a series of blood tests showed nothing
wrong, we just kept moving forward with our efforts until one day we finally
became pregnant. This joy sadly turned to sorrow as we miscarried soon after. My
OBGYN then referred us to a local fertility specialist, where we were put
through more extensive testing. The news that we received devasted us...tubal
blockage with no options to correct it and that IVF was our only option.
My husband received a job transfer about a year and a half later to
which brought us to seek out new hope. We found that hope when we found Dr. Bush
and the entire staff at Conceptions. Dr. Bush reviewed our records, repeated
some tests and set a positive plan of action which put IVF as our last step and
not our only option. The first step
was surgery to remove the damaged tube and endometriosis.
This procedure was a huge success! Three months following surgery, we found out
that we were pregnant naturally.
We owe a world of gratitude to Dr. Bush for our amazing little miracle. His
great care and compassion at a time when my husband and I
needed it the most will never be forgotten. Thank you Dr. Bush and thank you
Conceptions for making this journey in life that much more beautiful.
------------------Received November 2010 From Nikki & Rick----------------------
Dr. Bush –
It is difficult to
express in writing the gratitude we feel for all you did to help us become
parents (well soon-to-be parents). I have had many doctors before you dismiss
what I had to say or surmise my situation without truly investigating the
problem. When we had our first
consultation with you we knew you were listening. We knew you would investigate
and find out what was causing our infertility. Your confidence made us confident
again, which we hadn’t felt for a while. You gave us a game plan, a timeline and
a goal. It all worked out to the exact time you said it would. It was fantastic.
We had so much hope during the process because of you. We are so happy already,
and we haven’t even met Baby J. yet. Thank you for taking every angle to ensure
we would successfully become pregnant, including my polypectomy.
Today I am 22 weeks pregnant and everything is going great so far. We are
thrilled to become parents soon.
As for your nursing
staff – they were all fantastic to work with. Everyone made us fell welcome. The
ultrasound technician was always prompt and knowledgeable. The front desk staff
were always friendly, even the billing department was top notch. Conceptions is
a fantastic practice. We have already recommended it to friends and family
seeking fertility treatment.
Thank you for promising us that
you could help and really following through.
------------------Received November 2010 From Renee L.----------------------
My husband and I are both
goal-oriented people who agreed to establish our careers and finances before we
started a family. We always dreamed
of raising children but my diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) at
age 29 threatened to take our dream away from us.
My doctor at the time said PCOS
was “no big deal.” He placed me on a track of Metformin and Clomid telling me
I’d be pregnant in no time. But I was not pregnant after a long time and as a
result, I was heartbroken.
Desperate, we moved to another
doctor’s care, then another. All I wanted to run the same track that had already
tried and failed. All relegated IVF as a “last resort” because of it’s expense
Desperate, I turned to the
Internet, which only served to frighten me with misinformation. I was now 35 and
felt my chances were slipping away. However, a friend recommended Conceptions. I
felt like fate was finally on my side! My husband and I quickly contacted and
began treatment with Dr. Mark Bush at Conceptions.
At the outset, the idea of IVF
was scary considering the costs, the complicated protocols and daunting process.
But Dr. Bush and his staff quelled our fears and reassured us that this was
worth all of our time, energy and finances. Further, because they took the time
to explain every single step and provided us with daily monitoring and support,
the treatment process was seamless and in no time at all I was PREGNANT!!!
After 41 quick weeks, our perfect
baby girl was born January 13, 2009! This was made more special by the fact that
our baby was the first granddaughter and she was born on my father’s 70th
In recalling our journey it has
been difficult to remember the sadness and desperation we experienced since we
are now awash in the joy of our daughter and it’s hard to imagine life before
If we knew then what we know now,
we would have seen IVF for its effectiveness, not let others scare us about it s
reputation for invasiveness and expense. IVF was not something to be avoided –
it was where we should have been four doctors and six years sooner.
I’m not embarrassed that we used IVF, I’m proud!
In fact, I tell any of my friends
fertility issues (who are asking e for advice when they see pictures of our baby
------------------Received 2010 From J&T----------------------
"We are so grateful to have found Dr. Bush and Conceptions. At age 40, we
are finally holding our beautiful daughter (and suffering the late-night
feedings) just as we had always wanted. My husband and I underwent a
six-year long journey, involving multiple IVF cycles performed in two states, no
fewer than five doctors (by circumstances and not by choice) and a king’s ransom
worth of medical costs. We were exhausted and devastated after the last
failed cycle at another “well-known” clinic. Looking back on it, I am not
sure how we had the strength to pick up the phone and call Conceptions.
Then, immediately, the Conceptions nurse who answered the phone, Melanie, made
us glad we did. We later found not only Melanie, but practically everyone
at the Conceptions is truly wonderful -- throughout each step of the process.
Infertility is difficult enough. I strongly believe that having nurses and
other staff members who are not only knowledgeable and professional, but who
show genuine kindness and patience, contributed to the eventual success.
Of course, Dr. Bush’s medical skills and intuition, and his use of cutting-edge
technology were essential. Dr. Bush was thorough in his review of our
records, straight forward in sharing his thoughts and thoughtful in designing
the treatment protocol. He made us feel comfortable with proceeding one
more time in his good hands. Looking at our daughter’s beautiful eyes, we are
so grateful of the dream that the Conceptions team helped us realize."
------------------Received 2010 From Dana----------------------
"Dear Dr. Swanson and Conceptions Staff
- Thank you for your part in our care. Your compassion is evident in your
interactions. Your dedication enabled our dreams of a family and, for this, we
will always be grateful."
------------------Received 2010 From Rebecca----------------------
"Our little one is 1 year old now and
she is absolutely precious! Thank you for all your help!"
------------------Received 2010 From Kathy----------------------
"Dear Dr. Bush - This thank you is long overdue, but I have been thinking of you
and all that you've done for me. Thanks to you, I have one more baby on the way!
We found out we're having a girl, and we are so happy! You are such an amazing
Doctor who brings so much happiness to your patients. I can never truly thank
you enough! I wish you all the best, and you know you will always have my
------------------Received 2010 From Melinda----------------------
"My husband and I tried to conceive a
child for 10 years. We underwent eight years of infertility treatments at a near
by, very high profile facility. After three artificial inseminations and three
failed attempts at IVF and additional transfers of extra frozen embryos, we
decided we needed to make a change. Dr. Swanson had been recommended to us. He
was a breath of fresh air and Conceptions did not treat us in the “factory
assembly line” fashion of the other facility. We were told that our success rate
would only be 2%. I was 40 with unexplained infertility and many failed IVF
procedures. But, Dr. Swanson was game if we were. My husband and I met with Dr.
Swanson, Dr. Bush and the embryologist. On their very first try we found out we
were expecting! In fact, Conceptions did such a great job that 9 months after
the birth of our first son, we found out he would be getting a baby brother.
Today, we have two very health, very active boys. You are never too old!!!!
Conceptions treated us with dignity and respect. We were never shuffled through
like cattle or made to feel past our time. Conceptions was able to give us
something no other clinic could – two boys, complete exhaustion and little sleep
– we love it!"
------------------Received 2010 From Roxanna----------------------
"It all happened so fast I was
referred to Dr. Mark Bush by my OBGYN. She said I would need a
specialist to conceive. Dr. Bush explained everything so
clearly to me I really felt I was truly informed to make big
decisions. I was unable to have children because my uterus was
abnormal. I wouldn’t accept that and Dr. Bush gave me hope. He
knew it could be done when other’s would have told me to move on
with my life. Dr. Bush performed a outpatient surgeries. After
recovery we got pregnant naturally. My husband and I could not
be more grateful to Dr. Bush for his blessed skills. Thank you
Dr. Bush for our little miracle and by the way, we are 3 months
pregnant again. No problems."
------------------Received 2010 From Haley----------------------
"In my first appointment with
Dr. Bush he told my husband and I that Conceptions “is a place
of hope”. To be truthful, after 3 pregnancies that year, I was
skeptical at best and was reaching a point in my battle with
infertility where I started convincing myself that I was not
meant to be a mother even though it had always been my plan. It
was destructive thinking and one of the darkest times I have
Also in that first appointment
I found that for the first time, someone was really listening to
my story and talking it seriously. There was a through out plan
that was presented in addition to possible causes for what I had
experienced. None of my story was questioned as it had been
with my general OBGYN, and when Conceptions told me that they
would let me know exactly what I needed to do, they followed
through every time!
Fertility treatment is
something that many women fear, and that the financial
implications can be significant. I never felt pressured during
the process nor did I ever feel that a treatment was suggested
or done as a means for profit.
The collaboration of the
Conceptions team combined with the expert knowledge of the
physician were the only reason I was able to find one last
morsel of hope and continue towards my dream of having a
family. At the moment I decided to pull all of my faith into
their plan and follow the instructions they provided. They made
it as easy on me as it could possibly be.
After 3 months of following Dr.
Bush’s plan, we were ready to try conceiving again, and were
successful on our first attempt. We are now parents to a
beautiful little girl that brings us boundless joy on a daily
basis. I would recommend Conceptions to anyone trying to
------------------Received 2010 From Jackie----------------------
"When I was 19 I was warned by
an Endocrinologist that conceiving a child might be difficult
due to the fact that I had Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. CAH
is a very rare disease where the adrenal glands over produce
certain hormones leading to infertility. I worried that I might
not ever have a pregnancy but hoped in God for a miracle.
I got married at a pretty young
age in 2001. My husband and I were not ready to have children
as we were just getting settled in our careers and our new life
together. We did want children someday and just thought we
would try when we were ready.
We tried to conceive naturally
in 2007 under guidance of my OBGYN and my regular
Endocrinologist. When I went months without a positive
pregnancy test, I was encouraged by doctors to see Dr. Bush.
Dr. Bush impressed us right
from the start. He was a “go-getter”. On my consult visit he
did an ultrasound to rule out PCOS and wanted to do some other
tests. At first I resented all of the testing that Dr. Bush
insisted my husband and I do, but now I am so grateful. I have
heard horror stories of women being on clomid for a year only to
find out that their tubes were blocked. Dr. Bush found out
through his testing that I would be a good candidate for clomid,
but my husband also had a fertility issue with the morphology of
his sperm. Through a clomid challenge test Dr. Bush also
discovered that I have a progesterone deficiency at the end of
my cycle. The invaluable information that he gathered gave us
the ability to prevent a miscarriage in the future.
I am also thankful for Dr.
Bush’s dedication and good integrity. He would not do a clomid
cycle without monitoring me with ultrasounds. I have heard of
women who were on medications for months and would not have had
to go through that if they knew that they did not respond to the
meds. I have also heard of women who responded too well to
medicine only to get pregnant with a “litter” because there was
no monitoring. Ultrasound technology that Dr. Bush uses gives
so much information through out a cycle and increases the chance
for a pregnancy. So many doctors do not tap into this crucial
Dr. Bush told us with deep
conviction that he believed a medicated IUI cycle would be the
correct therapy for us.
Several months later we were
ready to pursue an IUI cycle. On the second IUI, I was
pregnant. It was a very snowy March morning that I got a
positive pregnancy test. Everything was closed in Denver that
morning except for Conceptions. They were there to administer
to me a progesterone shot and to verify the pregnancy. Four
weeks later we went in for an ultrasound and discovered we were
pregnant with twins! We were thrilled. I continued to come in
every Friday for progesterone shots and blood draws until we
arrived to the second trimester. Dr. Bush discharged me to the
perinatologiest for the management of my CAH and to an OBGYN. I
carried my twin boys until 38 weeks.
Every day I kiss my sweet
little boys. I know that God used Dr. Bush to deliver his sweet
miracles to us!
Thank you to Dr. Bush and the
Conceptions team for you diligent care of me during a very
difficult time in my life. My boys will be a constant reminder
to me of the care I received from you."
From Kathy Y.----------------------
"When I first came to
Conceptions for help in conceiving, I remember being immediately
at ease when I met with Dr. Bush. He made me feel like I was his
only patient and that he was going to make my worries go away.
And he did. He listened to me, talked with me honestly and made
a plan to help me. Dr. Bush is one of the kindest, most honest
and personable doctors I've ever worked with, and his positive
approach made me feel like anything was possible. Above all, I
wanted hope with my situation, and that is what he gave me.
Without his help and the support of his wonderful staff, I
wouldn't have my beautiful children. Dr. Bush was an absolute
pleasure to work with and he will always have my gratitude."
------------------Received 2009 From Shawn S.----------------------
"Dr. Bush -- We wanted to let you know how much we appreciate everything
you did for us. You made us feel as if we were your only patients; and you
made us feel so comfortable through all of the processes and procedures of
becoming pregnant. We are so glad to have connected with you; we knew we
were in good hands based on your credentials but also because you care about
what you do and it shows. Thank you for helping us bring our tiny miracle
into this world. We are so excited about the journey we are to embark
upon. You and your staff will always hold a special place in our hearts.
With sincere thanks and gratitude."
------------------Received 2009 From Samanda D.----------------------
“Dr. Swanson & the staff at Conceptions -- Thank you for all that you do for me
and every one else. I want to extend my gratitude before my test results;
so you are aware of your amazing qualities despite the outcome. Thank you
"Well today is the big day for us. We will be doing our transfer.
Before we determine the result of everyone's efforts I would like to take a
minute to compliment the physicians and staff of Conceptions on your excellent
service. When we came to see you, you laid out a course of action for us
to take, realizing time was limited since I was turning 38 and had a family
history of early menopause. We were encouraged to be comfortable with and
to really think through our decisions. We come to the IVF procedure
well-informed and confident we are making the best decision for us. Thanks
------------------Received 2009 From Mother of Maya----------------------
"My husband and I want to thank all of you for your excellent care and
unyielding compassion during our course of treatment at Conceptions. We
now have a beautiful baby girl to love."
------------------Received 2009 From Mother of Jake----------------------
"We found our care at Conceptions was individualized to our needs, wants
and desires. We all worked together as a team striving toward a
------------------Received 2009 From Mother of Michael----------------------
"Mike and I appreciate everything you did for us. Most of all, I wanted to
tell you how comfortable you made me feel through all the procedures and the
process of trying to become pregnant. If I had to do it all over again you
would be who I would choose."
------------------Received 2009 From Mother of Grace----------------------
"We cannot begin to thank you for helping us achieve our little miracle.
Even if things hadn't worked out the way they did, we still would want you to
know how much we appreciate how you run your practice. Infertility is a
most stressful and confusing issue. From the moment of our first
appointment with you, everyone in your office made things so much easier for us.
We can't really begin to thank you."
------------------Received 2009 From JTS----------------------
"To Everyone at Conceptions: We just wanted to say thank you for
everything! We have had a wonderful pregnancy that has gone better than
expected! Looks like we will be having the baby a little early but we're