My husband and I always knew we wanted to have children, and we just always assumed it would be an easy process. We tried for 18 months and had no success. Each month was heartbreaking. Seeing our friends around us having children often left us asking, why not us?
We completed our testing, and I was diagnosed with a low ovarian reserve, so we jumped right into IVF. It was scary and exciting all at the same time. We had an incredible team to get us through the process.
During our cycle, they retrieved seven eggs, 6 of them fertilized, and we had one “great quality” embryo to transfer five days after the retrieval. That embryo is now three years old, and her name is Leah. She is our dream come true, and we have only Boston IVF (Albany, NY) to thank for that!
How did your boston ivf physician and nursing team help to make your journey a success?
The entire team was excellent. I met with Grace on my first day, and she was so kind to us. My nurses, Michelle and Jess, were rockstars. Finally, my Doctor, Dr. Elguero, gave me hope and was so good to us.
What were some highs or lows of your treatment(s)? What is unique/different about your story?
One of the highs of my treatment was finally having an answer, and knowing why and what to do from there was such a high point. We had so much hope that day. The lows are the fear and anxiety of wondering if it worked.
What advice do you have for other struggling with infertility?
My advice is to not go through this process on your own. I didn’t really know anyone experiencing what I was and it was a very lonely process for me. We are your tribe. Lean on us. We are a community of our own. Those of us that have done it? We know what you’re going through. Those that are going through it? They can empathize with you. We all can understand you on a level that someone who hasn’t experienced infertility can understand.