My wife and I knew we wanted to start our family directly after getting married. We wanted a "honeymoon baby" as they say. Being two brides in love, we needed just a touch, of help. We started the process at Boston IVF in the middle of wedding planning. To speak for the Boston IVF process - it was far less time consuming, less stressful, less expensive, and less overwhelming then wedding planning ever was.
We got off the plane from our honeymoon and had our first cycle try shortly after. All of our tests came back normal, but we did find out my uterus is "t-shaped." Our doctor encouraged us to move forward with several rounds, and regroup after a specific number of failed cycles if need be. Our treatment journey included three IUI rounds with donor sperm, including one medicated round. Our success story kicked off with a positive pregnancy test during our 3rd cycle, a few weeks before Christmas. I still have the saved voicemail from our Boston IVF nursing team sharing the good news, that our levels were increasing at a fast and wonderful rate. She outlined next steps and tests. She must make dozens of those calls each day - yet somehow, her voice was so filled with excitement and hope and care for our own journey.
The Boston IVF team made each step of the process clear, answering any nervous belly questions we had, truly making us feel like we were part of a larger family, picture, and plan for creating our own family. And with hopeful breath, our rainbow and glitter family would grow by one 9 months later.
Our journey, was a success story. Boston IVF team & Dr. Pang's entire team, from front desk staff, to scheduling team, to nurses, to social media folks, they were all pieces of the pie that made our Boston IVF story, our success story.
Now we have a bright, caring, fierce two and a half year old, who somehow wakes up each morning, with glitter in her hair. Ready to take on the world.
Sending glitter, love and baby dust for your own journey.
How did your boston ivf physician and nursing team help to make your journey a success?
Boston IVF team & Dr. Pang's entire team
What were some highs or lows of your treatment(s)? What is unique/different about your story?
Lows - Unsuccessful cycles, are draining. Mine were no different. I took the time between each cycle to feel whatever I needed to feel. I always went out, and bough a new pair of cozy socks to wear for for my next treatment. I always drank some yummy tea or had a sweet treat after I had to get a new shot in the arm, or elsewhere.
Highs - it can be an overwhelming process. But a high was knowing that our family making team, was bigger then just my partner and myself. It also consisted of our doctor, and every staff member at Boston IVF. Giving it their full attention, and heart. I'll take those odds.
What advice do you have for other struggling with infertility?
Listen and trust. Never give up. Love truly, grows here.