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Amanda's Story
Submitted Nov 6, 2006

My husband and I tried for 3-1/2 years to concieve,. Consulting an ob he told us that sometimes it takes time. I would bleed for months at a time and the doctor never once thought that this was a problem.

Finally, I had had enough and went to see another doctor who I had located through the Christian Magazine at church and she started tests and clomid we tried for another year with this method. Tubes were screened, sperm was tested but everything looked fine.

Finally we went to see a fertility specialist and he took one look at my history and at me and said you have Polycystic Ovaries. "OK, what does that mean?" Well, I don't ovulate...

So after all the tests we went ahead with IVF we had 18 eggs, out of which were 6 class A embryos. We transferred 2 and froze 4. The pregnancy test came back postive! We had an ultrasound (which they did 2 days early as they had the wrong dates) and we were told we were pregnant with twins. We were shocked that it had worked as we had set ourselves up for dissapointment.

Unfortunately when we went back 2 days later they told us that only one had survived and the other one would just disappear I was more devastated about the one that didn't make it, when I should have been thinking about the one that did. It took some time to actually believe I was pregnant.

Our daughter was born 5lbs 13oz @ 37 weeks and healthy. After this the Doctor put me on Glucophage to ovulate. 5 months later we had a miracle - I was pregnant. Our son was born weighing 6lbs 12oz and healthy. This year we went back to use our frozen embryos.

3 of the four embryos survived the thaw and 2 survived the transfer, we are now expecting twins! What a medical marvel IVF/FET is we are so greatful that we finally found great doctors who cared about our situation. Looking back upon the journey it was hard, stressful, heartbreaking and there were times that we felt like giving up, but with faith in God that he would get us through, that's what helped us make it. Now we are blessed with our beautiful smart children and with 2 more on the way! Our lives are now complete.

Update from December 14, 2007

Things are great! We are now the parents of 4 kids - the twins were born May 11th, I had been on bed rest for 3 months due to the pressure the pregnancy was putting on my body and we sure didn’t want the twins to come early.

They were born at 36wks, with a c-section - it was an emergency delivery - my blood pressure was becoming dangerous and Talia was delivered first weighing in at 4lbs 8oz and Daniel was born 1 minute later weighing in at 5lbs 12oz they spent a week in the NICU. Daniel came home on oxygen for a month.

They are now getting big and curious and the transition from 2 kids to 4 has been pretty smooth., My 3 and 4 year olds are thrilled to be big brothers and sisters.

Thank-god for answering our prayers and blessing us with these beautiful children.

Faith prevails!

 

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