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Sarah's Story
Posted August 26, 2007

I always knew that I wanted to be a "mom". That is what I wanted to be when I grew up.

My highschool sweetheart and I got married in 2000 and tried right away to get pregnant. I had started to have tremendous pain every time I had my period, so after a few months I went to the doctor and they diagnosed me with endometriosis. I had surgery and they had to remove an ovary and one fallopian tube. My doctor told me that I probably wouldn't be able to conceive. My world was crushed, but we never gave up.

One year later we moved to Vermont from CT and after the stress left us, we got pregnant on our own. We have a beautiful daughter now. But I always wanted more children, it was the best experience.

After years of trying because we beat the odds before, we were having a tough time. I tried several cycles of Clomid, I had four surgeries to clear my one working tube and still nothing. We decided in the summer of 2006 to go with IVF. We had our first cycle cancelled, then we tried right away for the second cycle. We got 5 eggs and they all fertilized. They implanted 2 (perfect ones) and they gave us a 65% chance due to the fact that we had gotten pregnant before. Ten days into waiting for the test, I started bleeding profusely and it was negative. Our world came crashing again. People said "Well at least you have your daughter". I took offense to that, because no one knows what you are going through until something like this. We never talked about it, but it still consumed me. I made an appt. to talk to the doctor and we made the decision to go for it again, this time going with the frozen 3 that were there already. I just had the frozen transfer yesturday and all the embryos survived. Now we just wait. I hope this helps someone not to give up.

We are hoping for the best.

 

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