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Amanda Cyr & Scott Monko



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We started trying to conceive in 2018. I was in my late thirties and Scott in his early forties. I suffered two blighted ovum miscarriages and one other unexplained miscarriage. The tissue from one miscarriage was tested and revealed that missing chromosomes caused the terminated pregnancy. After being advised that I was "old" at age 37/38 and should just let it be, I went through four OBs before finding Boston IVF.
In 2020, we were slated to start our journey in April. COVID stopped us. In the meantime, I developed some health issues that impacted us once again. By 2021, I moved forward with two egg retrieval cycles that resulted in one PGT-tested viable embryo. I did a FET in February 2022. During that time, I worked with Rocky Coast Integrated Medicine in S. Portland for acupuncture. I also ate whole foods while avoiding processed and sugary foods. Prior to the FET Boston IVF provided an acupuncture session.
He stuck! Declan was born on 11/2/2022 healthy and perfect via C-section due to a breech position during the entire pregnancy. He just turned nine months old. We worked with Dr. Lannon and Tiffany, our nurse. They were easy to talk to, and Dr. Alper did the FET.
What were some highs or lows of your treatment(s)? What is unique/different about your story?
The birth was an absolute low for me physically. 9 months postpartum, I am still dealing with an aggressive C-section. Do research, and then do even more.
What advice do you have for other struggling with infertility?
If you have the desire, you have the ability. You will be able to persevere, despite what others think to be true. Never say never.


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