My Infertility Story

Here’s to less than 1% …

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My story starts with my 5 + year struggle of getting pregnant.  There was a point where a doctor told me I had less than a 1% chance of having my own baby and that I should start looking into adoption or an egg donor.       

Fast forward, I now have my daughter, T and a day never goes by where I don’t feel so grateful and lucky to have her in my life.  I hid my story for a long time from family, friends, even from myself in some ways, but now I am telling my story in hopes that it helps others so they know they are not alone.   

As I go through this all again to try for my second little miracle, I have decided to document the process through journal entries and FB live feeds. Follow me on FB Live for live feeds and follow me here for continued resources & support.          

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My infertility story …

This is my infertility story.

I hope this helps you in some way!

This is only the beginning – I will continue being a voice of support.

You are not alone!!

xx

Follow my daily journal as I hope and try for another miracle ….

what might be going on in there? stages of the embryo

As I sit here waiting for my pregnancy test on Monday, I was wondering "what" might be happening in there?  I mentioned the other day I felt unusually tired and had cramping pains that felt like a pulsating localized to a specific spot.  It lasted for about two days...

This IVF cycle is successful (regardless of pregnancy results)

Below is the FB Live feed on this topic Looking back at these past couple of months since I have "come out" with my infertility struggles, I feel like a completely different person.  I am a better person. The whole experience of telling my story, FB Live feeding and...

the waiting …

It's been four days since my transfer. I took the weekend off from writing an entry so that I could relax. I'm not sure if that worked since we travelled for the weekend and 8+ hours in the car was not the most ideal relaxation time for me 😉 ... Either way, it was...

transfer day

The day has come  ... this morning I was beyond nervous waiting for the phone call from my doctor.  I would check my phone every other minute making sure the sound was on (which I never usually have it on) and checking to see if I had missed any calls. Dr. Chung...

acupuncture

Acupuncture My first experience with acupuncture was during the begining of my infertility journey, only 1 year of trying to concieve.  I had always heard that it could be helpful for fertility so I had decided to try it out.  I tried out one acupuncturist down in the...

results from egg retrieval

Dr. Chung just phoned with the results from yesterday's egg retrieval.  For those that do not know, 2 out of 3 of our past IVF cycles, I never even made it to the transfer stage because they did not progress to a day 5 Blastocyst for transfer.  With this in mind plus...

egg retrieval day is here!

I'm sitting in the waiting room waiting to be called to the OR.  I have my Medical band on, pulse monitor on my finger and IV in.    The room is filled with mostly couples. I am by myself since Matt had to take t to daycare.  He should be here soon.  I hope he is here...

retrieval pre-op

6:30 am pre-op for tomorrow's retrieval surgery.  Just when I thought that I might get this morning to sleep in and not go in for morning monitoring, I still needed to come in for pre-op and bloodwork for Monday's retrieval. The pre-op was very straight forward and...

trigger shot

II'm writing this one hour before I am scheduled to take my trigger shot.  What is the trigger shot in IVF? The “trigger shot” is essentially a dose of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), a pregnancy hormone produced by the placenta that encourages the production of...

endless morning monitoring …

Today is Friday.  I have been to morning monitoring 5 times out of the last 6 days.  Every morning getting up at 5:30 am to leave the apt at 6 am - blood work/ultrasound and come rushing home hoping to see T before school than off to work myself.  I feel it all...

IT’S IN THE STRUGGLE WHERE GREATNESS IS BORN.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

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