Trying to find your fertility partner is an emotional journey from start to finish. Research and statistics sometimes feels impersonal and overwhelming for you and your partner.
By taking a moment to share the stories of our patients, in their own words, we hope to make your decision feel less daunting. You are not alone in your path to pregnancy and parenthood.
Ayesha and Damien
Ayesha and Damien first met when they were 19, and after grad school reconnected in Washington. When they got married, they knew they wanted to become parents. Their journey encompasses the ups and downs of many couples’ fertility journeys, and the sense of caring, honest partnership we hope to foster with our clients.
“We did a lot of research with all the clinics around the area… but we felt so much safer with Dominion. That we wouldn’t have that same journey that we’d had without the clinic. They were very comforting and reassuring that there could be a brighter future for us, and that’s what they delivered.”
After a successful fertility journey with Dominion, Ayesha and Damien now have a happy, healthy and thriving daughter. Hear their full story here.
Shella and Chris
Coworkers turned husband and wife, Shella and Chris struggled to conceive for four years before turning to Dominion. Their story demonstrates the value that earned mutual trust, skilled and kind staff, and PGS testing can bring in creating a positive outcome.
“There are ups and downs, even when you’re in the most capable hands. They just navigated every minute of this journey so gracefully. Before you know it you’re at the egg retrieval transfer, and then you’re getting the phone call that you’re pregnant.”
After a successful fertility treatment, their daughter Lucy was born Memorial Day, 2017. Hear Shella and Chris’ full story here.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. DiMattina, MD- Medical Director
Dr. Michael DiMattina founded Dominion Fertility in 1987 and serves as our Medical Director. Over the course of his career, he has been named best doctor by multiple magazines. He has been performing IVF since 1984 and has many firsts in the field of Reproductive medicine—including the first successful Natural Cycle IVF procedure in the Washington, D.C. area in 2007. He is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and subspecialty board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. DiMattina sees patients in the Arlington, Fair Oaks, Bethesda, and Washington D.C. offices.
Dr. Susan Sarajari, MD PHD- Reproductive Endocrinologist
Dr. Susan Sarajari joined Dominion Fertility in 2015 after having practiced for several years in California and Virginia. She was voted “Top Doctor” for infertility by Northern Virginia Magazine and “America’s Top Obstetricians & Gynecologists” by Consumers’ Research Council of America. Dr. Sarajari was also voted “Top Educator of the Month” by Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Inova Campus. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Sarajari is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Inova Campus as well as an Assistant Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia. She speaks German and medical Spanish. She currently sees patients in Arlington, Bethesda, Fairfax and Washington DC.
Dr. Kay Waud, MD PHD- Reproductive Endocrinologist
Dr. Kay Waud joined Dominion Fertility in July, 2016. During her residency, she was selected as an outstanding resident in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. She also received several awards, including the ACOG-Ferring Research Award on Menstrual Bleeding Disorders, the Alfred Z Abuhamad, M.D. Grant for Resident Research, the Endocrine Society Medical Student Achievement Award and the Virginia Hospital Center Golden Bear Award for outstanding teaching. She performs minimally invasive reproductive surgery and has surgical privileges in Inova Fair Oaks, Virginia Hospital Center Arlington and Sibley Hospital in Washington, DC. She currently sees patients in Arlington, Fair Oaks, Bethesda, and Washington D.C. offices.
We’re Here to Help
There is a tremendous amount that goes into the science and practice of fertility, and everyone’s journey is different. If you have more questions, schedule a consultation or for more information about commonly asked questions see our video resources.