hi sara and baby 2009, although you'll each have to make a very personal decision that works for you, i want to let you know that perseverance can pay off.
i went against the advice of my RE's. they suggested an egg donor, as i had responded so poorly to 2 IVF cycles, the fact that i got PG on my 2nd one was a miracle (as i only produced 2 mature follies on the highest, flare protocal).. then of course, i m/c'd.
so i did another cycle, as that's what my heart told me to do. and we are NOT rich. as canadians, we pay for everything except med's are partially covered.
well, more miracles happened. i produced more follies than EVER before (on the same protocal, but i did DHEA supplements the 7 weeks prior to stims), and i got PG again. and here i am, almost 15 weeks pg. so when i was struggling i met a woman who told me to "Never give up", and my heart told me to listen to her. she'd done 8 IUI's unsuccessfully, and didn't get PG til her 4th IVF, which resulted in a baby boy who is healthy now at age2.
this is the hardest thing i've ever done in my whole life. but something inside of me just keeps telling me to keep going. i have lots of days when i want to give up because of the emotional stress of loss, or impending loss. but HOPE prevails, and i just keep going. i bled in my 9th week this pregnancy, and worried i was losing my baby, but i didn't... i still worry and want constant reassurance. but it's all paying off.
i wish you both love and more than anything HOPE as you continue your journey. karen
38 yrs. DOR, TTC since '04, recommended DE but didn't listen
3 IVF's & 1 FET:
1 cancellation, 1 m/c @ 12 wks, 1 chemical, 1 miracle boy
& miracle 'natural' PG right now while waiting to cycle (WTF?)
feb 21 hb 154