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Encouraging Story

Postby brit1612 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:14 pm

I have shared the first half of my story hear before, but I figured it was worth updating. I have had soooo much support from these boards through the past few years and I hope that our story can encourage some of you still trying after multiple attempts.

First we were diagnosed with male factor infertility and told that IVF would have an 80% chance of working...we were the "perfect" IVF patients. (I was only 23 at the time.) Well, needless to say we were far from what our RE had expected. The story is quite long so I will try to keep it short.

We eventually went through 4 fresh IVF cycles, 2 donor embryo FET's, and three miscarriages before finally having our first born miracle little boy. This all took about five years of heartache and thousands of dollars.

The update to the story is that we still had 4 embryos left and decided to try for number two. We were very grateful for what we had and a second would just be a blessing for our son to have a sibling. We were not expecting much considering it took us sooo much to have the first. To our surprise we got pregnant and stayed pregnant on the first attempt for number two. Our second miracle was born 11-12-12 and is already 7 weeks old!

I am sharing this to say you just never know with IVF. If you are still trying please don't give up. Also, if you are considering what to do with left over embryos, please consider donating them. We are so blessed to have two wonderful little boys who could have easily been discarded, and we may never have had a family.

I feel like everything that happened to us was to get our little boys into our arms and I would not change a thing. Good luck to everyone out there still trying. I you would like to read our story in detail you can visit my blog.... IVF Success Stories - Overcoming Infertility

Don't give up no matter what you have been through!!!
After 7 attempts (2 negatives/3 miscarriages), we have TWO miracle boys!! If you would like to hear our story, please visit http://www.ivfsuccessstories.info. Never give up, it can happen for you!!
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Re: Encouraging Story

Postby to_have_fun08 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:06 pm

brit - great to hear from you.. Congrats on your little boys.
Chris 40- DH 41
6 IVFs Cycles - BFN's
DE Cycle 2/2011 -BFP Jacob born 11/11/11

FET 7/2012 - BFP - Kaylee due 4/3/13

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Re: Encouraging Story

Postby thecure4u » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:56 pm

Such a nice success story. Congratulations on your two boys. :)
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2011- IUI= could not complete
7/2012- #1 IVF- BFN
12/2012-#2 IVF (FET) BFP!!!!!
Beta #1- 127 Beta#2- 277
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Re: Encouraging Story

Postby brit1612 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:32 pm

Thanks tohavefun....great to see that you are expecting a little girl. Congrats!!
After 7 attempts (2 negatives/3 miscarriages), we have TWO miracle boys!! If you would like to hear our story, please visit http://www.ivfsuccessstories.info. Never give up, it can happen for you!!
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Re: Encouraging Story

Postby Sunshine1576 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:33 pm

Brit,
I saw your post last night but for some reason waited until today to read it. I'm glad I did because I needed it today for more then ever, my cousin went into labor this morning and delivered a healthy 8 pd boy. I needed this encouragement obviously more today then yesterday, it was perfect timing. Thank you for sharing your story, it means so much to the ones out there like myself determined to stay on this journey.
Married 13 yrs
36, unexplained
1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
(2010-2012) 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs
FET cycle 2/25/2013
Beta: 95, 390, 1361
3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
6/21 Found out we are having a BOY!
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Re: Encouraging Story

Postby leorira11 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:39 pm

brit - like you, we started off as the 'perfect' IVF couple (I was 22, our only issue was minor PCOS and severe male factor).... so far, we are still waiting for our baby to come home with us.

Congrats on your second baby boy!
8 IVF+6 FET=6 BFN+8 BFP =

-b/g twins 22w (12.09)
-mc 10w (9.10)
-Micha (7.19-24.11) & Asaf (7.19-28.11) born at 24w
-mc 5wk (2.12)
-no HB at 18w (10.12)
-BO (4.13)-
-mc 6wk (9.13)

last attempt - donor sperm - baby girl born healthy July 2014
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Re: Encouraging Story

Postby Lauren » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:19 pm

Brit..congrats! Thank u for sharing Ur story:) I know my DH and I personally have been thru a lot and this 4 ivf got us our first bfp ever!!! Still early and praying all is well but miracles do happen!!!

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Me-30 DH-30

IVF#1-3 BFN
IVF#4-transfered one day 3 embryo!
8dp3dt BFP-HPT!!! First ever:)
Beta#1 12/22-72 Beta #2-12/24-303 Beta #3-1292 Beta #3-3637
12/31-Saw sac & yolk on u/s!! 1/7-SAW HEARTBEAT!
1/21-miscarriage :(
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Re: Encouraging Story

Postby brit1612 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:38 pm

Thanks for the replies ladies....I just want everyone to know that no matter what you have been through you can go on to complete your family.

Sunshine and leorira - I think we have cycled together before at some piont along the way. Glad my post came at a good time forr you sunshine...it is so hard to try to remain positive for everyone around you when you still have empty arms.
After 7 attempts (2 negatives/3 miscarriages), we have TWO miracle boys!! If you would like to hear our story, please visit http://www.ivfsuccessstories.info. Never give up, it can happen for you!!
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Re: Encouraging Story

Postby hannahjoie » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:23 am

Thank you for sharing your story! What a great encouragement! Congrats! :D
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