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Our journey through failed IVF, adoption and pregnancy

Postby jennifer8193 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:39 am

I woke up this morning and decided to share my story. My name is Jennifer, about 10 years ago my husband and I decided we wanted to start a family. We were only 23 years old at the time. We planned everything out and then waited, and waited, then waited some more. After 2 years we went to a reproductive doctor. After months of tests that went into so many details of our personnal lives, we were told that we had unexplained infertility. We were put on Clomid and Femara in the beginning, I ovulated but didn't get pregnant, then came the injectibles, Gonal F, Follitisum, all while doing IUI. After 5 years of ttc concieve we actually moved to a state that required insurance companies to cover IVF treatment. There are only 14 in the US. We started trying again right away. We did 5 IVF cycles with no success, no one could tell us why. We decided after 10 years and 4 months of ttc we were DONE. We were going to adopt. We started the process and we were paired with a beautiful birth mother and father. It was a month before the our daughter was coming home that I learned that I was pregnant. WOW! I have no idea why or how. But, I was pregnant. It was never a question, we continued with the adoption and now have a beautiful daughter we named Mary Katherine through adoption and a new born daughter we named Hope. It's amazing how much love I have for them. I thought I would never experience carrying a child. I think Mary Katherine helped us. She is our angel and Hope is our miracle. I just thought I would share our story. I am so glad I went through everything I did, it got my right where I am today.
Finally.. We did it
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Postby ann d. » Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:27 pm

Thank you for sharing your story. It is such a beautiful one. It gave me chills just reading it! Maybe, if you haven't already, you could share it with the ladies in the IVF threads to give them hope. Each of our journeys are different and they usually don't come out the way we planned, but I believe, for the most part, there is a reason why things happen the way they do. And maybe you had your two little girls at this time because you're more ready for them than you were 10 years ago. My DH and I are very fortunate to have been blessed with our DS. He is truly a joy in our lives, but the time spent together when he was not here yet are times I truly cherish and have helped shape the couple we are today.

Again, thank you for sharing!! Happy Holidays!!
Me: 36, DH:37
IVF #2: Jan '09- BFP! :-)
FET: Nov '10- transferred 1 embie- BFN :-(
Baby Alexander born September 20th, 2009!
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