How long was your infertility journey? How many cycles did you undergo?
Our infertility journey lasted 3 years. We tried several natural cycles before moving onto IUI, which we attempted twice with no luck. We were referred to Boston IVF in 2016 and were successful with our 2nd round of FET.
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After our first FET attempt failed, it was a little disheartening, but we pulled ourselves together and had our sweet embryo #12 transferred in May of 2017. The embryologist who was in charge of our procedure even commented on what a beautiful hatching embryo we had - and something about this round of treatment just felt different. I tested faint positive 4 days later.
Our precious miracle baby, Cohen, arrived on January 26, 2018 and he is everything we have hoped and prayed for.
How did your boston ivf physician and nursing team help to make your journey a success?
Dr. Wright was extremely helpful and supportive. She explained things in terms that we could understand.
My nursing team, especially Brenda and the girls in the Bedford NH office, were amazing. They really helped me feel like I wasn't alone while going through everything.
Did anyone/anything else help you through your infertility journey?
I am lucky to have a husband and family who have all been so supportive and invested in every step along the way.
What were some highs or lows of your treatment(s)? What is unique/different about your story?
The amount of waiting that we had to do was defeating at times and not something that I had really expected, but I understand the testing and procedures that need to be done.
Because our 6 year old son has Cystic Fibrosis, we opted to do genetic testing on our embryos so that took a little extra time.
The highlights were finding out that our 3 remaining embryos were all just carriers of CF, as well as our successful embryo transfer and seeing our Baby on the screen for the first time at 7 weeks. The lowest was when we found out our first embryo transfer did not take.
What advice do you have for other struggling with infertility?
Just stick with it!
I know it sounds so cliche, but God really does have a perfect plan for everyone. Every cycle that was unsuccessful was so difficult, but the day that you finally see those 2 pink lines and then your baby for the first time, it will make it all worth it.