Posted May 6, 2008
I began trying to get pregnant at 34 and
my husband and I tried for a year naturally before I
decided to seek infertility help. I was devastated to
find out both of my tubes were 100% blocked. I had not
chance of getting pregnant. This was the beginning of
my long journey.
I had my first surgery to open my tubes and then decided
to try clomid and incemination. That didn't work so
I moved on to IVF.
My first IVF failed although I had 25 eggs and very
I decided to look for a doctor with a refund program
since I was paying with cash. I found a doctor that
gave me three more cycles for the price of one. The
first IVF cycle with the new doctor failed as well.
Then came my second surgery to remove my left tube which
was blocked again. I didn't have any frozen embryos
so I started on my third IVF and I was so happy to finally
hear I was pregnant only to lose the baby at 9 weeks
and my third surgery D&C.
I did have some frozen embryos from my third IVF so
I tried FET
and it failed. I was so tired by this point I took about
six month off trying and did some counseling with my
husband. After I felt strong again I went back for one
more IVF cycle. The doctor said he really felt I needed
to remove a fibroid off my uterus to increase success
so I went in for my fourth surgery.
This fourth IVF cycle was a success and I was pregnant
again and with twins! I was so thrilled that all my
hard work paided off, but then I lost one baby at 8
weeks and began to panic.
The doctors assured me the one baby was going to make
it and looked strong. I was placed on Heparin because
I showed a slight blood clotting problem. I was now
39 and went to specialist every two weeks for scans.
My beautiful baby girl is now 21 months old and the
light of my life.
I am now 42 and decided to try another FET as I have
10 frozen embryos. My first FET failed. I have 8 more
frozen. I am going to try one more time and maybe transfer
3 - 4 to increase the chance of success.
I hope my story gives someone hope and courage to try
everything in your power to make your dreams come true
and if one more door keeps opening then go through it
because behind that last door may be your dream!