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IVF or getting pregnant stories wanted!

Postby newmum101 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:48 pm

I am currently collating successful IVF stories for my website. I think there aren't enough successful stories around on the web. If you are willing to share your stories or even journey to people, please email me at ivf@babyismine.com

Please email me your name (it will not be shown on the website if you do not wish to), your story, hints and tips. We all need a little hope at times and may be yours will someone else hope too.

I myself had been through the process and had some really low moments and now I am blessed with a little boy via IVF.

I would like to share my experience with others, and I need your help too! :)
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Re: IVF or getting pregnant stories wanted!

Postby brit1612 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:37 pm

I posted my story a while back, but I thought that I would just copy and paste it for you. If you want to use it on a website you may want to leave out the part about the forum. If you have any questions let me know, I love sharing our story!

I have been coming to this board for at least two years now, and I am happy to be able to share a positive story with y'all. I know how nice it is to think that you have a chance no matter what you have been through. If there is anyone left out there that I cycled with, thanks for all of the support. I also wanted to say thanks to Ghost for answering all of our questions in such a timely manner, when you feel so desperate it is great to have the knowledge and honesty.

My husband and I tried for a year naturally before turning to fertility treatments. We were told that we have male factor infertility and that I was normal. We went straight to IVF. The first cycle was a complete bust. I did not respond well to meds (even though I was only 22 at the time) and only had 5 eggs retreived. BFN Our second IVF resulted in an early miscarrage (before the heartbeat was seen). Third IVF was another BFN, and 4th another miscarrage. This time we had a heartbeat and made it to the 8 week mark, but the embryo never looked good to begin with, always very small, etc. At this point the rollercoaster ride was beginning to be too much and we decided we needed to try something that could increase our chances. The doctor still beleived that we could have a child of our own if we were willing to keep going through these ups and downs. I came across embryo donation on the net and thought it sounded perfect for us. My husband and I were not real comfortable with trying sperm donation because we worried about how my husband would feel down the line. With embryo donation we would both have the same situation with the genes of the baby and we would get to carry the child. I started researching and found a site (Miracles Waiting, if anyone is interested) were you pay to meet people who are looking to donate their embryos. There are no organizations involved, so the process can go very fast. We began emailing a couple who was interested in us, and decided to meet them. Within a few months of hearing about embryo donation we were having 8 embryos shipped to us. We soon tried our fist FET, got pregnant, and yet another early miscarrage. We were devestated. I thought this was going to be the immediate answer to our problems. We tried another FET a few months later and fell pregnant again. This time (our 6th cycle) was the one! We just recently gave birth to our first child after 5 years of trying to conceive. He is wonderful and worth the wait. We had scares throughout the pregnancy with a large hematoma, we were not sure if he would survive it, but he did. He is our miracle baby and I just wanted to tell all of you to keep trying and to not give up. We have been through pretty much everything possible with IVF, so if you have any questions that I could help with please let me know, I would be glad to answer them. Sorry for such a long post, just know how much these type of stories meant to me.
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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