Dallas Infertility Center Celebrates First IVF Babies

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DALLAS, Texas - Oct. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine(SM) in Dallas (SIRM(TM)-Dallas) celebrated a milestone earlier this month as the first babies conceived through In Vitro Fertilization in its office were born. On October 2rd, Dallas residents Ellen and Barry Ford welcomed Jake and Emma - twins conceived with the help of Dr. Walid Saleh at SIRM-Dallas.

Send2Press photowireThe Fords were part of the first group of patients to undergo IVF at SIRM-Dallas. After struggling for several years to conceive and going through a variety of treatments with other physicians, they met Dr. Saleh at an infertility and adoption conference in Houston. The Fords learned that SIRM-Dallas was opening its office at Medical City Hospital the following month and scheduled a consultation with Dr. Saleh in Dallas, where they made the decision to undergo IVF.

*(Photo Caption: Newborn twins, Jake and Emma.)

"These babies are a dream come true for us and the answer to our prayers," said Ellen Ford. "Dr. Saleh and all of his staff treated us so well throughout the entire process. They even kept in touch throughout my pregnancy. They feel like family to me."

Dr. Saleh, Medical Director of SIRM-Dallas, is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with a reputation for genuine warmth and caring. "I'm thrilled for the Fords," he said. "They really deserved this, considering the length of time they've been trying to start a family. I'm grateful to have played a small part in this happy ending."

About SIRM

SIRM-Dallas is part of the Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine family, one of the nation's largest networks of infertility practices. SIRM was founded by Dr. Geoffrey Sher, a pioneer in the field of reproductive medicine and founder of the nation's first private IVF clinic. SIRM now has 10 full time offices across the country that share the same medical protocols and philosophy of compassionate, personalized infertility care.

SIRM physicians have been influential in the development of numerous breakthroughs in the field of reproductive care over the past 23 years. SIRM offices are located in Dallas, New York City, New Jersey, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Central Illinois and Sacramento.

Further information about the Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine can be found on the SIRM website at

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