My husband and I decided to meet with Dr. Ryley after trying for a few years to get pregnant on our own. Up until meeting with Dr. Ryley, my husband and I were both frustrated. Obviously, we needed more than an ovulation app to help us have a baby.
Dr. Ryley had suggested starting other treatments before moving on to IVF, but my husband and I declined and we decided to start IVF right away.
After many needles, bloodwork, and mood swings later...I was pregnant!
How did your boston ivf physician and nursing team help to make your journey a success?
Honestly, the entire IVF team is OUTSTANDING! Everyone makes you feel like a superwoman... they build you up during a tricky time in your life and get you mentally and physically ready to embark on the journey of parenthood. Boston IVF is amazing!
What were some highs or lows of your treatment(s)? What is unique/different about your story?
Being diagnosed with "unexplained fertility" was confusing. There wasn't a specific reason we weren't getting pregnant, which frustrated me. However, I appreciated how loving and kind Dr. Ryley was when my husband and I met with him. He didn't disregard our worries... he reassured us and shared every detail with us along our IVF journey. We went through the IVF cycle... the needles, bloodwork, and my moodiness from the hormones! Every step of the process was worth it. My first son was born, and I soon forgot about the process.
After three years of having our first son, we were ready to embark on the IVF train again. I thought I would get pregnant right away because my body was pregnant once. Boy, I was wrong. Getting pregnant the second time was more difficult. I passed out at the Waltham office when I had to give blood, and when it was time to get implanted, I just had a feeling it wasn't going to take. I was right.
A month later, I would try again. This time, I was under the care of Dr. Berger. I just knew he was going to make it happen for us. I was correct again... in a positive way! My son was born nine months later. I am so grateful to Dr. Ryley and Dr. Berger for giving us our boys! They are our world!
What advice do you have for other struggling with infertility?
My husband and I tried having children for a while before we began IVF. It was hard to remain optimistic but I connected with other women who were experiencing the same feelings as I was during this time. I also began meditating and listening to positive talks to help my mental health.