CINCINNATI — Having children can be a difficult journey for families, which is why the University of Cincinnati Health Center for Reproductive Health holds its annual reunion.

The event Tuesday night brought together families that have walked similar paths in starting a family and a way to reconnect with each other and their care team. 

What You Need To Know

  • The UC Health Center for Reproductive Health hosted its annual reunion, which started in 1989

  • The reunion is a way for couples to reunite with their care team and meet other families that went through similar trials 

  • Audris Moss and Corey Phelps are one couple who attended and were able to bring their 3-month-old daughter Kori

  • Moss handed out photos and thank yous to every member of her care team as a small token of gratitude 

It’s a day full of hugs and laughs as Audris Moss and her fiancé Corey Phelps are reunited with their care team at the UC Health Center for Reproductive Health.

Moss hugs Dr. Michael Thomos who was one of her doctors at UC Health. (Spectrum News 1/Katie Kapusta)

The couple struggled to get pregnant after a failed pregnancy in 2015.

“After about five nos, it turned into a yes!” Moss said.

That ‘yes’ documented, and is now Kori Love Marilyn Phelps- a nearly three month old little girl.

For the first time since Kori was born, the couple had a chance to embrace the doctors and nurses who helped get them here.

“I just thank them because I could not have done it without this whole staff," Moss said.

Kori Love is almost 3 months old. (Spectrum News 1/Katie Kapusta)

Handing out photos and thank you’s as a small token of gratitude.

“Here you go, I could not have done it without them," Moss said to a doctor.

The couple hopes by sharing their story, they instill hope in other couples going through similar journeys.

“It’s okay to take a break. Sometimes you have to put a pause on it," Phelps said. "Not step away from the IVF process, but just take a pause and regather. And just keep the hope.”

Phelps feeds his daughter a bottle. (Spectrum News 1/Katie Kapusta)

And that their little girl always knows how much they love her.

“That’s partially why I named her middle name Love," Moss said. "Just want her to have the kind of love we have for her, for other people. Be a loving person, that’s all. Be the best person you can be.”

Correction: The previous version of this story misspelled Kori's name. This has been corrected. (Oct. 3, 2023)