The secret is out: Mums share their IVF stories
This day a year ago one of my embryos was placed inside me, and now, a year on, we have our beautiful son.
It has not been an easy journey for us, filled with disappointment month after month for two years trying to fall pregnant.
Countless doctors appointments, tests, medications, herbal remedies and their side effects, ultrasounds, acupuncture, egg retrievals, 7am daily blood tests, injections, failed attempts, the waiting and then, on top of all that, the emotional roller coaster that comes with all of this.
The IVF Story That Might Have Never Happened
So you’re thinking about starting a family. And you’re trying to start a family. And trying. And trying. And you’re at the point where, if one more person tells you to “relax” so “it will just happen”, you might lose your S@#* completely.
You’re thinking about seeing a doctor, or you’ve seen one, or three. The idea of IVF has come up. Or maybe it’s come up for your sister, or your best friend. You have questions, but you have no one to ask. You’re scared it won’t work, you can’t afford it, that it’s going ‘too far’. You hate needles. You’ve begun to wonder if there’s a deeper, cosmic reason you can’t have a baby. There are countless reasons why it’s impossible to even try. And then you suddenly start to feel like you’re just done with it all.
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