My IVF story is in the paper please see

Announcement of pregnancy and birth following assisted reproductive treatment.
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My IVF story is in the paper please see

Post by bubblymichelle » Sat Mar 20, 2004 8:23 pm

Hi Everyone,

Well I thought I would share the article with you all, there are some photo's as well in the paper but not on the website.

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Local news




Mum's big day...at last Mar 20 2004




By Justine Hollins


Mother's Day is special for any mum but Michelle Warke will cherish it even more because it's been such a long time coming.

After three years trying for a baby without success with husband Lee, the 29-year-old almost gave up hope of ever becoming a mum.

But six weeks ago that day finally came when Michelle gave birth to her “little miracle” son Alex, who she describes as a “bundle of joy”.

And she’s not the only Midland mum who will have an extra special reason to smile tomorrow.

Michelle and 29-year-old Lee, a milkman in Lichfield, are just one of 137 couples who have given birth since last Mother’s Day with help from experts at Aldridge-based Midland Fertility Centre.

“We wanted a baby so much. Every month I found out I wasn’t pregnant was terrible. We got to a point where we said ‘It’s never going to happen to us is it?’” said Michelle, a help-desk agent at GO Post in Smethwick.

“Every Mother’s Day that went by I would go and buy my mum a card and wonder if I would ever get the chance to put up my own Mother’s Day card.”

It took just one IVF ICSI treatment for Michelle, of Reedswood, Walsall, to make the breakthrough.

She suffers with endometriosis which makes it very difficult to get pregnant, but doctors told her after the first treatment: “You’re going to be a mum!”

Michelle, a former pupil at Manor High School in Wednesbury, added: “It was like a rollercoaster ride. But when I found out I was pregnant I was in shock and just kept crying.

“I remember looking at Lee and saying ‘Oh my god, we’re going to be parents’. We were over the moon. It took a while to sink in.

“When Alex was born I kept looking over thinking how beautiful he was and how he was mine. He’s our little miracle, and now we can’t imagine our lives without him.

“Sunday’s going to be very emotional. I’m finally going to get my first Mother’s Day card - so there will probably be more tears.”

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Post by Helen Reid » Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:57 am

Hi Michelle

Its lovely. It must be really weird to see your name in print and have everybody reading about it but it is so special to share your experience with other people. it will give other people hope to.

You will be famous.

Have a great mothers day, enjoy your special day

Helen
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I.V.F started in 2001. 1st cycle +ve mc nov 2001 at 12 weeks. Fet mar 2002 +ve then -ve.
2nd cycle +ve eptopic oct 2002 6 weeks.
fet mar 2003 -ve. 3rd cycle over stimulated embies frozen. Fet nov 2003 +ve due 11/8/04.

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Post by Lisa Ch » Sun Mar 21, 2004 12:07 pm

Hi Shell
thanks for sharing your story, I am sure you will be an inspiration to people reading your story but in two minds whether to go for it or not.

Have a wonderful mothers day, take care

Love Lisa xx

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Post by Juliana » Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:24 am

Hi Shell,
I only now saw this and I think it is wonderful to share your story with people and be able to give others hope, the same as with this message board. I did not realise you had endometriosis. I did too and had two big cysts removed a few years ago before starting with IVF. It makes being pregnant even more of a miracle!
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Post by Tracey S » Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:59 am

Thanks for that Shell

Wonderful article - are you pleased with it.
Give Alex a hug from me
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ttc 9 years. 38 yrs old, dh 8 hrs younger!First IVF in Aug 2002 and had ectopic.2nd IVF neg.3rd FET and negative.4th FET and positive but sadly lost our little boy at 20 weeks.5th FET and Alice Isobel and Emily Charlotte born 5th Aug 2004!

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Post by Dagny » Mon Mar 22, 2004 3:55 pm

Thanks for sharing that Shell.

A lovely article. I hope you had a wonderful first Mothers day with little Alex. Mine was tinged with sadness as you can imagine. May be one day, hey?

Take care, big hug for Alex from me too.

Love Dagny xx
Me 38 DH 40
1st 2nd & 4th IVF/ICSI -ve
3rd +ve DD Katelyn born @ 24wks & sadly died
5th +ve m/c 9wks
6th +ve Twins Sadly DD Leah stillborn @20wks and DS Kieran born @22wks but sadly died too
7th +ve - DD Chloë Mae born @38wks our precious miracle

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Post by bubblymichelle » Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:06 pm

Hi Everyone,

I am so pleased with the article and its one that I will keep for a lifetime. Alex is doing ok, just not pooing as much as he should be, day 3 and still not been yet :? Dagny I understand how hard Mothers Day and any day must be for you!! one day I am sure you will be blessed with a child!! you and DH would make wonderful parents.

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Post by Dagny » Tue Mar 23, 2004 4:37 pm

Thanks Shell

That's very sweet of you to say. We are really hoping that we can move on one day and also face Mothers Day in the next few years with more than a tear.

I hope Alex has done a nice poo for you :shock: eventually.

Love Dagny xx
Me 38 DH 40
1st 2nd & 4th IVF/ICSI -ve
3rd +ve DD Katelyn born @ 24wks & sadly died
5th +ve m/c 9wks
6th +ve Twins Sadly DD Leah stillborn @20wks and DS Kieran born @22wks but sadly died too
7th +ve - DD Chloë Mae born @38wks our precious miracle

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Post by Tracey S » Tue Mar 23, 2004 4:58 pm

Will you two - Dagny and Shell stop talking about poo!!!!!!!!!!!
You can see I have gone all high and mighty now Nikola is not here to lead me astray!

Love to you both
Tracey
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PS Dagny - next year you will have the hugest mother's day card as I have put you down for twins!
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ttc 9 years. 38 yrs old, dh 8 hrs younger!First IVF in Aug 2002 and had ectopic.2nd IVF neg.3rd FET and negative.4th FET and positive but sadly lost our little boy at 20 weeks.5th FET and Alice Isobel and Emily Charlotte born 5th Aug 2004!

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Post by Dagny » Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:16 pm

Wow Tracey

How exciting would that be :D :D ? If I could follow in your footsteps I will be the happiest girl in the world.

Love and hugs Dagny xx
Me 38 DH 40
1st 2nd & 4th IVF/ICSI -ve
3rd +ve DD Katelyn born @ 24wks & sadly died
5th +ve m/c 9wks
6th +ve Twins Sadly DD Leah stillborn @20wks and DS Kieran born @22wks but sadly died too
7th +ve - DD Chloë Mae born @38wks our precious miracle

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Post by alison p » Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:04 pm

:D Dear Shell,

Lovely article!!! Did you have your photo in the paper as well?

Mother's Day was special for me this year as well. I got a lovely bunch of flowers, a box of chocolates and a card from baby Daniel (with a little help from his dad)! Best of all though was the smile that I got from Daniel in the morning when he'd just woken up.

Alison xx

P.S. Hope the pooing has got better!

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Post by bubblymichelle » Tue Mar 23, 2004 10:06 pm

Hi Alison,

Lovely to hear from you, how is Daniel doing? how much does he weigh now? well Alex still ain't done a poo yet but I am going to phone the health visitor tomorrow and see what she says because he can't carry on like this because he just doesn't want his full feeds.

Yeah I did have my photo's in the paper, there was a photo of the 3 of us on the front page and then me & Alex was inside it was lovely.

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Post by GB » Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:59 pm

Great article, Michelle...
Hope all is well...
Take care and all the best.
Love
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Post by alison p » Wed Mar 24, 2004 4:48 pm

8) Hi Shell,

Daniel is fine thanks. He was weighed 2 weeks ago (when he was 6 weeks old) and he was 12lbs 2 oz. I'm going to get him weighed tomorrow, so we'll see then, but he's certainly not wasting away!! He had his first set of jabs on Monday and he's been very sleepy since. Thankfully he didn't have a fever, but then I did give him some Calpol just in case.

Hope Alex is okay. Have you tried giving him some cooled boiled water instead of milk?

I saw Adey this week at baby massage. Her and Niamh are very well.

Alison xx

PS I tried your email address but the message bounced back. Can you send me it again?

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Post by bubblymichelle » Wed Mar 24, 2004 5:01 pm

Hi Alison,

I am glad all went ok with the jabs its such a worry because you just don't know how they are going to respond do you. Bless him for sleeping though, is this normal? I have tried the water but it doesn't help really. He has had a poo today but its day 4 and my was it hard (Sorry) I did leave a message for the health visitor to call me but she asn't but I will leave another message tomorrow because I would of thought he should be going more then what he is. Please let me know how Daniel gets on at weigh in. How was Adey and little one? never see her on the boards anymore!!
My Addy is warkie@hotmail.com

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