Infertility

Even though infertility affects at least 10% of the population, most couples feel as though they are the only ones struggling through it. Help give some reassurance to those encountering fertility problems by talking about your experience. Did you turn to in vitro fertilization or some other form of infertility treatment? Were alternative or natural fertility treatments useful for you? We want to hear your encouraging anecdotes about infertility and fertility treatments.


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dont give up hope


My husband and I got married when I was 17 and he was 21. We wanted kids right away but much to my surprise it didn't happen. I went to the doctor after trying for a year but no one cared about a 18 year old trying to get pregnant. All the doctors told me the same thing it's stress, you're very young, you still have time but we didn't want time. After I saw no help, I told myself if I stop worrying about it, it will come but it never did.
Years came and went before I even looked for help until one day I was at work and our company got a good insurance. I looked for in the manual for infertility doctors I found one and made an appointment to see him. I was so happy I coudnt wait to see him. I met with him, told him all my problems. The first words out of his mouth were "You're too fat; you need to loose weight." then he sent me for blood work. Everything came back normal. He did an ultrasound and found out I had PCO. He said he was going to put me on birth control which I didn't want. I never went back to him.
I found an angel on tv, a doctor who was a specialist in infertility. I called his office and made an appoiment. He saw me the next day and said he wasn't going to waste anymore of my time. In November of 2004, I did my first round of clomind. In December, I didn't get my period, so we did a pregnacy test and it was negative. So in January I got my period and did second dose of clomid w/metformin. I ovulated on January 29th so we tried. Febuary 16, 2005 I found out I was pregnant. Happiest day of our lives! It took 10 years for us to get a positive pregnancy test. My son was born on October 25, 2005. Joshua is the best thing to happen to us .Don't give up hope, the lord is good.

erika






Miracle

Miracle

Hi. I decided to share my story with you, because itís a story of hope: after 11 years trying to conceive, today Iím 5 weeks pregnant.

I married 11 years ago, and after I married I stoped with my pill birth control, not because at that time (I was only 25 years old) we wanted a baby, but because I had a feeling that it would be very difficult (or impossible) to me get pregnant.

After 6 years with no pregnancy, we diced to go to a Infertility Clinic, and started the treatments, although there was nothing wrong with me and my husband.

After 5 years of treatments, I made 2 IUI and 8 IVF, Iím 37 years old and Iím now 5 weeks pregnant, just when I was losing hope.

So, I just want to say that never loose your hope to have a baby.

Clara

Clara






Child bearing

We've been trying to get pregnant for two years now unsuccessfully. He already has a child from his previous relationship so I guess the problem must be with me. I sometimes sit alone and think that maybe I did something in my past life that God is punishing me for. We have so much love to give to a child but we are struggling to conceive. In January I had all the symptoms, the nausea, vomiting, dizziness, backaches, we thought for sure we must be pregnant. But my period came at the exact date I was expecting it to come.

The doctors told us to try naturally for a year because there's nothing wrong with us, but then why are we struggling so much to have the greatest gift of them all.

I'm losing hope in me as a woman.

Faith






Hopeful

I am 22 years old and have been married for almost 2 years. When I was growing up, I never imagined that I would have a problem getting pregnant. However, when I was 18, I found out that I have endometiosis and cysts on my ovaries. Since then, I've had 4 surgeries to remove scar tissue, my appendix, a tube, and half of one ovary. My fertility specialist thinks that my only tube is probably blocked, therefore IVF will be our best chance at getting pregnant. They say that my endometriosis is so bad that I will need a hysterectomy after we have a child.

My husband and I have been saving for IVF for several months now and almost have half of the money. We are borrowing the other half from his 401K. When I think about all of the saving, borrowing, hoping that will be put into our first attempt I get ill thinking about the low success rates. If it doesn't work the first time, I think we will have to adopt. I really look forward to creating this human together, this precious little reflection of us both. I don't know if I can settle for a child that we didn't conceive.

Sara

Sara Marshall






Confused

My husband and I have been married for 10 years now. We have a beautiful 7 year old daughter, but would like to give her a little brother or sister. We have been trying for another baby for the past 6 years. I have finally come to terms with the fact that I need to do invitro. I am confused, and always will be, because of the fact the we had my daughter so easily. I am only 29, so I think that I have enough time to have another one. Wish us luck!

Sara Marshall







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