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Jackie's Story
Posted June 16, 2005

Like most people we got married and tried unsuccessfully to have children the natural way.

We went through the Clomid & 5 IVF cycles in the Chicago area. Every failure was devastating; the haunting one forever is the loss of our babies born late in the pregnancy. The doctors in Illinois told us to give up; we've already been through too much.

Being in our early thirties and knowing the success rate drops off at 35 we had to make a decision; to give up or come up with a new plan. We researched national fertility centers that are state-of-the-art with high success rates. Also, after spending ten's of thousands of dollars on 5 IVF's, we felt that a state that would pay for treatment would help.

We decided to go the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. I quit my job and moved to get set-up & my husband followed 4 months later. We both quit great jobs & sold our house.

On our first try, 5 months after we moved, we got pregnant and had a little girl 8 months later. Eight months after that, we went through a frozen cycle with extra embryos from the first cycle and hit again. Seven months later we had a little baby boy. We are finished with our family and will move out of the Boston area back to the Mid-west.

I hope this story will encourage people to explore all options to make their dreams come true.

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