For years I was never able to open up about the heartbreaks, loss and struggles we went through. Now, with my heart SO FULL of love and happiness it makes opening up a bit easier. I want to share just a tiny bit of my story to give other women hope and to let them know that they are not alone.
In August of 2015 and in January of 2017 I lost 2 babies due to ectopic pregnancies. Something I never even heard of before in my life. An ectopic pregnancy is when the baby grows outside the uterus. In my case, my first was in my left tube.. Which was "dissolved" by a chemotherapy drug called Methotrexate. My second loss was in my right tube, which they also tried Methotrexate but one day later my tube had ruptured, I was internally bleeding, at risk for my own life and had emergency surgery. Both my baby and my right tube were removed.
Words will never do justice... All I can say is I have never in my life experienced such heartbreak and pain (emotional and physical). Pain inside and out, all over, for what seemed like an eternity. When I finally built up the strength and courage to move forward with our journey, I made my first IVF call in July 2017. From that day forward we started making our most beautiful dream a reality.
We feel so blessed, grateful and fortunate to have our little miracle.
Again, words will never be enough... All I do know is that it CANNOT rain forever. The storm WILL pass and the rainbow will be that much sweeter.
Did anyone/anything else help you through your infertility journey?
Dr. Shaila Chauhan at UMass Memorial Hospital was the first doctor to help me in the right direction towards IVF.
What were some highs or lows of your treatment(s)? What is unique/different about your story?
The highs were knowing that with the process of IVF, I knew I was one step closer to having my rainbow baby. The lows (the scary part) was not knowing the "when".
What advice do you have for other struggling with infertility?
Don't ever give up. Keep your head up and stay strong.
Tell us about your experience with boston ivf
Everyone from the front desk, to the nurses were all so patient and understanding. I couldn't have felt more support and love.