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Sandra's Story
Posted July 1, 2005

My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for the past two years and I must say that it is a long and very hard road.

At the age of 17 I had an ovarian cyst and due to its size the doctors had to remove one of my ovaries. I had my periods as normal and on time.

After getting married to a very lovely man who I adore, we were not trying and I got pregnant after three months of marriage. We were happy but also scared. On my first visit to the doctor he told me that there was a problem. I had a fibroid growing together with the baby. Sadly we lost our son at four months. That was a very hard time for us. I had to have the fibroid tumor removed in order to get pregnant again. We waited one year after the surgery to start trying.

After three months of trying to conceive, I had lots of pain and decided to see my doctor. At my visit he discovered that I had a cyst on my remaining ovary. With two months of birth control pills, the cyst was gone. Excitedly we started again. Month by month we waited...

The doctor suggested I do a HSG* (to have my tubes cleared) but the tubes were not blocked. (*HSG - Hysterosalpingogram, see definition below)

The doctor then placed me on Clomid. I used it thinking that with the first try I would get pregnant. But it did not happen. Recently we went through artificial insemination (IUI) and with God on our side we hope and pray that this time it will be the answer.

I hope that my story has inspired you the reader as I have been inspired by the stories on this site to keep trying. Keep God in your prayers because he is the only one that can give life and the answer to our hearts desires.

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*HSG - Hysterosalpingogram - Contrast dye is injected into the uterus, through the cervix. X-rays are taken to determine if there are any abnormalities or in the uterus or fallopian tubes.

 



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