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.

Will Eating Pineapples & Fries Help Your Embryo Implant?

Could eating pineapple really help your embryo implant? What about wolfing down some french fries from Mickey D’s? We’re looking into those fertility-related superstitions (and many more) in the brief video below. Here are some helpful time stamps:

1:50 Can going to the bathroom after a transfer make you lose the embryo? What about getting into a car wreck?

2:20 Can taking a home pregnancy test before you get a blood test lead to a negative pregnancy attempt?

4:30 Can eating pineapple help your embryo implant?

5:45 Does eating McDonald’s french fries help promote successful embryo implantation?

7:10 Is loading up with water going to help lead to a successful transfer? What about acupuncture?

8:05 Should you have intercourse the night before a transfer?

8:35 Is it okay to shower after an embryo transfer?

9:15 Can you get on a plane after an embryo transfer?

9:35 Will eating and drinking exclusively warm food and beverages affect your embryo transfer?

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.

Checking Out The New Digs

We’re in the process of remodeling to serve you better!

In the video below, Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum are taking you on a tour of what’s completed so far.

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.

We Love Seeing Our Patients!

We love seeing our patients and their babies! So much so that it actually contributed to our missing the weekly social media video post last week.

Not too fear- Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum are back in the video below, talking about drop-in visits!

Plus, Dr. G remembers his late father on his 99th birthday.

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.

Here We Grow Again!

We’re expanding in 2022! Here’s a sneak peek of our new space in the video below. Plus, can you spot the photoshopped team members on our Christmas card? (Spoiler alert: Stop here if you want to try to figure it out on your own. The answers are… Dr. Gordon and Dr. Keenan!)

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 Alphabet Soup of Male Infertility

Do terms like PESA and TESA mean anything to you? Perhaps not. But if you’re experiencing male infertility, they could be vital for you to know. They could even be the key to seeing long-held dreams of parenthood become reality. Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum explain these sperm retrieval methods 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.

Why We Got Into Patient Care

In the video below, find out why our dynamic front office duo of Taylor Taylor & Kristy Jones chose the careers they did, and why they work so well together to serve you!

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.

A Flexible Approach

There are times in life when we all fail to plan adequately, and it leaves us in a bind. That can certainly happen when battling infertility. Fortunately, Southeastern Fertility offers a flexible approach in some key areas that gives you options going forward, which means you’ll hopefully avoid getting caught in a jam. Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum explain, with an illustration from Dr. G’s real life shaggy dog story, 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.