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.
When I was 16, I had major problems. Cyst after cyst formed on my ovaries, which required surgery that was then followed
by an infection in my fallopian tube. That surgery was when they ended up removing most of one of my fallopian tubes. They told me I would probably never conceive a child. I was devestated.
I married at 20 and we decided we would try adoption. It didn't go as fast as we hoped, and while waiting we tried I.V.F. After the second try, our doctor suggested a tubal ligation, thinking that there was fluid leaking out of the one good tube that was preventing pregnancy. After careful thinking, we did it knowing we'd never have to wonder. After our third failed try, we put our dreams away. It was too much pain and disappointment to bear.
So life carried on for 11+ years without ever a thought that we'd be parents, until one morning I woke up and felt very ill. I started to throw up. What was wrong? I thought that it might have been an ulcer since my nanny had just passed away. I figured I was just having a hard time dealing with it. I went to the doctor and before x-rays, he sent me for other tests, including a pregnacy test. My mom and I both kinda laughed knowing there was no way, but I did it. The next day I got an urgent message at work asking me to come into the office as soon as possible. I thought "great, I've got cancer or something," but to our surprise I was pregnant! NO WAY! I argued with the doctor, "It can't be?! And how was it possible?" I went for an ultrasound, and sure enough, 7 weeks along I saw a life growing and moving inside of me. I was scared, so many thoughts went though my mind.
Well I'm glad to say I'm 30 weeks pregnant, and only 10 more weeks until I get to meet my son. I can't wait. Don't ever think it can't happen to you. If it can happen to me it can happen to anyone.
Update to Tazz!Hi There!
I went to the doctor today and had an ultrasound. The doctor says I have tiny egg follicles. Let's hope they will grow with medication. Looks as if we are looking at June 22nd for egg retrieval, if all goes well. I hope all is still going well with you!
Back at work todayHi there,
Hope you are keeping the faith, I know I am.............I am back at work today after a long break and lots of bed rest, things are still looking good, no spotting or bleeding so I keep praying as the days crawl on.
I am getting cramps though but my doc says it fine if there is no bleeding, GOD I hope so...........
Anyway, take care all and I will keep you posted
congratsIím currently doing IVF. We are looking at the end of June for embryo transfer!
Good luck on the rest of journey & I pray ours is just as successful. And everyone else as well as myself keep the faith and it will come!
Second blood test and its looking good!Hi All,
Today, the 30 May I went for my second blood test after my IVF procedure. The doc says that my count has doubled and was very happy with my results............seems there is hope and we have decided to take it one day at a time.............
I calculated my weeks and according to my cal, I am 4 weeks pregnant. I go on the 14 June for my sonar etc, to see if we are carrying twins or not. I pray to GOD that we reach this date safely and without any problems, will keep you all posted on what happens...........
Till then, to you all, please keep the faith and God will envelope you in his love...............
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