Did you know…
Did you know that most couples need to go through 3 or more IVF cycles to achieve a viable pregnancy?
It’s true, more than likely, you will not get pregnant on the first try!
Like many of you, I dreamt of being a mother from when I was a little girl. When we began to try, it didn’t happen for us the way it does on TV or the movies—getting negative pregnancy tests month after month made me feel guilty for failing my husband. I was also angry with my body for betraying me the way it hadn’t for others. It was a challenging place to be. That is when I began withdrawing from my friends and family – especially the ones who were pregnant. I realized that getting pregnant the traditional way was not going to happen for us. After an appointment with my OBGYN, she recommended we see a fertility doctor. I felt alone, and like no one truly understood to have a colossal bomb dropped on me.
I suffered through primary and secondary infertility. Trying to have my second child was one of the toughest fights of my life.
Having my first child seemed “easy” by comparison. I wish I could tell you that it didn’t take too much time. Still, in reality, it took over four years, five miscarriages, many tens of thousands of dollars, and over 15 ART cycles to result in my next viable pregnancy. We nearly put ourselves into bankruptcy because we wanted so badly to add to our family. We didn’t know how we were going to come up with well over $100,000 that it ended up taking to make our dream of giving our son a sibling a reality. That sacrifice was well worth it when I finally got my big fat positive, but, unfortunately, spending that amount of money does not result in a child for everyone.
I searched for a person who could help me make decisions and tell me it would be OK during my journey, but couldn’t find anyone.
Now I have made it my mission to help women get through their journeys more quickly and easily using my unique experience and expertise. I don’t ever want another woman to feel alone and hopeless the way I felt. All I wanted was to get pregnant and stay that way for 40 weeks.