We are ready to start working on creating our family
February 2009 – Happy dance! We are pregnant! Unfortunately, the joy doesn’t last long because later that week I have a miscarriage.
We go to see a Reproductive Endocrinologist who diagnoses me with PCOS and recommends Intrauterine Insemination (or IUI), which is just a newer way of saying Artificial Insemination, using a medication to help me ovulate. We do this a total of 5 times with no pregnancy.
Life happens and we have to move and start fresh in a new city. Working on starting a family is put on the back burner until things settle down.
Discussions begin again! 🙂 We spend time in prayer and talking with friends who have gone through different fertility treatments. We research fertility specialists in our area, and get a recommendation from a friend. We choose a clinic located in Jacksonville – Brown Fertility. We even go to a seminar to meet the doctor and get to know his practice a little better before making any decisions.
We decide that it’s time…time to take that next step. We call Brown Fertility and schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown to start the process of In Vitro Fertilization (or IVF).
We spend time on the phone with the IVF nurse at Brown Fertility learning about the process, and sign up for a cycle. Our retrieval took place on Thursday, July 13th and the wonderful doctors retrieved 24 eggs!!! On Saturday, July 15th, we learned that all 24 had fertilized (we used intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) because Dr. Brown’s clinic automatically includes that in the process).
Because the doctor retrieved so many eggs, they had me wait to do a transfer until my body had recovered some. So, our little embryos went through a freezing process. In all, we ended up with 18 embryos that made it through the maturing and freezing stages.
On September 21st we transferred two of our little em-babies, but sadly, found out on October 3rd that it wasn’t successful.
What the future holds…
From here, we know that it is in God’s hands. We haven’t officially registered for another Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) cycle yet, but know that we are going to move forward with it when the time is right.
We are ready.
We are excited.
We are hopeful.
Will you keep us in your prayers?
Last Updated: October 9, 2017