Learning God’s Hard Life Lessons

Infertility is so hard to bear. Yet, seen through the eyes of faith, it can become redemptive. Jacob & Beth say the lessons they learned through infertility and the premature births of their twins prepared them to deal with other, longer-term trials in life. Through it all, they’ve come to trust God more and learned to serve others well. Be inspired by their journey in this episode of Southeastern Fertility’s “Hope, Faith, & Infertility” podcast. Some helpful time stamps are below:

1:00 Running into PCOS, infertility

2:15 Finding fertility answers with Dr. Keenan at Southeastern Fertility

5:25 How the premature births of Jacob & Beth’s twins tested their faith

11:40 How Jacob & Beth’s infertility struggle helped prepare them to deal with Jacob’s chronic pain, and how all of it has drawn them closer to God

14:35 How God uses perseverance and hard things to mold and shape us; how to deal with hard realities that don’t make sense to us

17:30 How struggles have made Jacob & Beth better listeners & encouragers who can help others

20:00 The life perspective Jacob & Beth are trying to pass along to their kids

21:40 God’s faithfulness isn’t contingent on whether He answers our prayers the way we want

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To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

When Is It Time To Move On?

When is it time to move on?

That’s always a hard question, but especially when you’ve been going through a particular course of fertility treatment without the hoped-for results.

In the video below, Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum are helping you think this topic through.

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

Putting Our Fertility Journey in God’s Hands

Alyssa and Jonathan’s infertility journey was far from easy. Yet it ultimately grew their faith and reaffirmed they could entrust themselves to God’s loving care.

In this episode of our podcast “Hope, Faith & Infertility” below, learn how an IUI led them to the gift of their second son Waylon, finally giving big brother Jimmy a sibling.

Alyssa felt so good about her experience with Southeastern Fertility, she even ended up joining the team!

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To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

Better Than Winning It All With The Vols

When Andre and Jessica got married, they were blending two families. Next came the faith-testing challenge of trying to have a child together. In this episode of our Hope, Faith & Infertility podcast below, learn about their journey and how Southeastern Fertility was privileged to come alongside them. This couple has enjoyed great success in business and athletics -Andre was actually a member of the legendary 1998 Tennessee Volunteers national championship football team!- but they say welcoming Tyson to their family tops it all.


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To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

The Fight of His Life, While Awaiting New Life

Bryce received a devastating diagnosis as his wife Genevieve carried their Southeastern Fertility twins. Let their story of courage, faith and prayer work its way into your soul during this episode of our Hope, Faith & Infertility podcast.

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To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

I Feared Multiples Deeply. Then Came the Triplets.

Erin used to dream she had triplets and woke up considering those dreams to be nightmares. She didn’t think there was any way she could parent so many kids at once. It took actually having triplets for her to realize she was wrong. In this episode of our Hope, Faith & Infertility podcast below, Erin -now a mother of four- unpacks her journey with host Mark Mellinger. Find out how she and her husband navigated infertility, the vital role her faith played, and even get some helpful tips on resources for moms raising multiples.

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To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

Where The Embryos Are

Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum, as you’ll see in the video below, are cozying up next to the fire to talk about why people from all over the country (and even some foreign countries!) are willing to come all the way to Knoxville to build their families.

It boils down to this: When it comes to embryo adoption, thanks to our exclusive partnership with the National Embryo Donation Center, we have an incomparable number of embryos onsite right here in our lab. And almost all are remaining from successful IVF! In a nutshell, this is where the embryos are!

But there are other reasons people from hundreds or thousands of miles away turn to Southeastern Fertility. Some may want lower-cost IVF without all the usual fertility medications, in which case we offer affordable alternatives like Natural Cycle IVF and Mini-Stim IVF.

Others trust Dr. Jeffrey Keenan for tubal reversal surgery, knowing he is among the most respected reproductive surgeons in the nation.

Still others may just be seeking advice on battling infertility from a listening ear, in which case Dr. Gordon offers free 15-minute telemedicine consultations. To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

We Didn’t Go All The Way To IVF

Jennifer and Matt had their first child very easily, then encountered the heartache of secondary infertility. They wondered if the dream of growing their family would ever become reality. In this episode of our Hope, Faith & Infertility podcast (video version below), Jennifer explains how that dream came to life. It’s an encouraging journey that didn’t require them to go all the way to IVF.

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To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

The Times They Are A-Changin’

The tour of our ever-changing center continues as we dive head on into an expansion to serve you better, plus an idea from Dr. Gordon if you’re doing a Christmas gift exchange! Check out the video below!

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

Experience Matters!

Experience matters! Especially when addressing infertility. Take it from Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon (between him and Dr. Keenan, they’ve piled up close to 60 years of experience!) and longtime phlebotomist Sherry Schoolfield in the video below.

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.