Even though infertility affects at least 10% of the population, most couples feel as though they are the only ones struggling through it. Help give some reassurance to those encountering fertility problems by talking about your experience. Did you turn to in vitro fertilization or some other form of infertility treatment? Were alternative or natural fertility treatments useful for you? We want to hear your encouraging anecdotes about infertility and fertility treatments.
a kid doctor without a kid
My husband and I have been married for almost 8 years and still no babies....its ironical for a pediatrician like me ( with an MD husband at that) to have no kids of her own. Sometimes I thnik life is playing a big joke on me. Weve been having treatments ( i have endometriosis, hydrosalphinx and a blocked fallopian tube...not to mention a heart-shaped uterus and myomas along the way..)and have undergone IVF. Prognosis is a bit poor, my RE says. But I can not just give up my dream of having a child of my own. In a few days we'll know if my IVF will be success. and here"s me-hoping against all hope, believing and praying hard that God will open my womb...and I pray my Faith will sustain me through all of these. Please pray for me as I pray for all of you who are all,as i would like to believe and affirm...mothers to be....God bless!
Miracle in Our LivesMy husband and I got married April 2008, we were trying to start our family right away. I am very irregular and have PCOS..that is what I was told. I was told that I would need help to get pregnant. We tried to conceive on our own for about a year. April 2009 we decided to try to get help. We tried infertility pills, and shots, nothing worked. I had to be on a pill to get me to start a period. We gave up shortly after July 2009 with the medications, after we stopped going to the doctor in July I never got a period to this day. Jan. 2010 we decided to do in vitro. We scheduled an appointment for Jan and ended up having to cancel due to weather, we re-scheduled for Feb 18th. This was going to be our first consultation to find out details, payments, and find out when we would start the procedure.
We arrived at the doctors office on the 18th and had our first appointment to talk about finances. They wanted to do an ultrasound to see when we would be able to start procedure and so forth. My husband really didn't want to go in with me, but he did anyway! The nurse came into the room and got her equipment ready. She shortly then looked at my husband and I and said you are pregnant?! First thing that went through our minds were "that was mean to ask when she knows we were there for in vitro" she then showed us our baby. We were 4 months pregnant already! She told us it was a girl, we saw the heartbeat and got pictures! My husband and I were so excited we both were crying with such happiness. We have a healthy baby inside and we didnt even know it. This is def. a miracle baby with no period I didnt think it was possible to even get pregnant. If I calculated right we would have conceived in Nov. which I didnt get a period since July.
We are very very thankful and wanted to share our story to give those of you in our situation hope. Just believe it will happen!
My StruggleMy name is Melissa and next week I will be 29 years old. I have been married for 3 years. I was first diagnosed with Endometriosis in the spring of 2008. I had a 9cm Endometrioma and part of my right ovary and my right fallopian tube were removed via surgery. I went on Lupron for 6 months and was told that the endo had disappeared. I continued to have problems and returned to my regular gynecologist. He told me it had returned on my left side. He wanted me to go back on Lupron or BC to try and get rid of it. I did not like my experience with Lupron on my first go around so I decided to see a RE for a second opinion. It turns out that the endo had returned on my right side and my left.
I had surgery last week and unfortunately my left fallopian tube and remaining portion of my right ovary had to be removed. The RE reconstructed my left ovary with as much good ovarian tissue as he could. Basically my only option to get pregnant now is in vitro fertilization. I go next week for my first check up since my surgery. I pray that everything is healing ok because if my ovary doesn't heal I won't be able to get pregnant via ivf. I have been dealing with Endo for many years. I pray for every couple who is trying to conceive and hope that one day my dream of having a child will come true.
Is it ever gonna happen?Me and my husband have been together almost 3 years, married 7 months. For the last 2 years of the 3 we've been together, we haven't used protection. We aren't exactly TRYING to have children at the moment, but I don't understand why I haven't got pregnant by now. I don't always have regular periods. But, my mother had 3 children, and she never had regular periods before. I know that everyone is different, and I am young. But if I weren't ever able to concieve, I would absolutely die. What can I do for help on this?? Anyone know?
Brandi Cunningham Mitchell
10 years of wonderingWell first off let me say this IM NOT MARRIED. Im 27 years old and have tried to get pregnant a number of times and have gotten everything else but pregnant. Im HIV negative and do not have herpes. But i have had chylmadia 3 times and gonerrhea 1 time and all these STD's happen before the age of 22. So that tells you what path i was on and not loving myself and where that got me. So now at 27 im in a serious relationship and have a good job with great benefits and im in the military(9 years) so i have great insurance. I went to my OB/ gyn and she said everything was normal and she wanted me to go to an infertility doctor. So i went and she did all kinds of blood work and also had me come in on the 2nd day of my cycle and everything was normal. But when i stepped into her office and told her that i had a long history of STD's she came to the conclusion that i have a uterine issue. I was suprised because i had a HSG done and that was normal. But she explained to me that she was a specialist and knew what to look for. She gave me a sono and showed me the scar tissue it looked like lines of string. So make a long story short she says i need to get laporoscopy to remove scar tissue, but my boyfriend needs to get a semen analysis before i get surgery and i completely agree. I also need to be his wife before i go under the knife to concieve a child because we both want kids. Does anybdoy have any info on laporoscopy?
Brandi Cunningham Mitchell
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