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Bethanne's Story
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 good embryos.

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!


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