All my life I knew I wanted to be a mommy. When I met my husband, who had the same dream to have a family, I never would have guessed this would be our journey.
There were many tears and a few laughs (especially for my husbands tests) but through it all I was so grateful for the Boston IVF doctors and nurses because I was not just a patient but a person with a dream.
My infertility journey is an enormous part of my life and even now I wonder what it would be like just to "get" pregnant without assistance!
I hear of people planning exactly when they are going to have their children and I sit makes me think about my own experiences, Sometimes it happens for them and and other times, when months pass, nothing happens. You truly never can predict anything.
My husband, the people of Boston IVF, and most importantly my faith got me through those very dark days.
Did anyone/anything else help you through your infertility journey?
While going through infertility treatments, I met with a therapist and talked about everything. Although for me just being super involved and asking lots of questions and never stopping kept me going.
What were some highs or lows of your treatment(s)? What is unique/different about your story?
I don't think we are that much different from others who experienced infertility. The tests, the waiting, the negative tests, the good news and bad news all take there toll.
The weight gain and emotional side effects of the medications all sucked but I would do it all ten times over for the children I kiss goodnight each day.
If I could, I would have a dozen children :)
The best part is the positive tests - obviously - but even the little victories like the # of eggs retrieved or fertilized embryos grade were encouraging.
As they say, "it's all part of the journey".
What advice do you have for other struggling with infertility?
My advice to those going through infertility is to own it. Talk about it. Share it. You will learn that you are not alone.
Some are private with their struggles but others need to know they are not alone either.
It has been 10 years since we began our journey and it is still a part of me. If I can help someone, it's worth it.
Tell us about your experience with boston ivf
Dr Bayer is the best.
He never made me feel bad about anything and always have us hope and a smile.
The nurses and other doctors are exceptional also. Never did I have a bad experience.