Success Story – IVF
Hi, I am Joan and I am 37 years old and a proud mother of a beautiful baby girl that I got through IVF. This is my success story. Life just could not be any happier than it is now. But it was not like this always. Me and husband were high School sweet hearts. After completing our degrees we went on to get married. At that time I was 24 and he was 26. Both of us started working as full time professionals. Our days were hectic and our nights were late. And for the same reason we decided not start a family right away. But when I turned thirty, we started to try out to become pregnant. After trying for one and half year without any success we decided to consult a fertility expert.
After several tests and medical opinions my husband was diagnosed with a no so apparent birth defect. Since he was born, he lacked what are called Vas Deferens, the tubes that help sperms pass out of the human body. This was not an easy thing to diagnose. It took 4 urologist to discover the problem. And the only solution was surgery to take out the sperms and implant them with my embryo through IVF. In vitro fertilization was the only option available to us if we wanted to have kids of our own. With all the advancements in science and technology, we never hesitated to say yes to IVF.
In the first attempt of IVF they planted 3 embryos and I got pregnant immediately. Me and my husband were very happy and extra careful. But during the tenth week I started to have pain and this led to eventual miscarriage. This was a traumatizing moment for me. I didn’t know what to do. I felt dejected and lost even through IVF. But my husband never lost hope. Although emotionally distressed himself as well, he encouraged me to try once more. It was this motivation from his side that made me stand up again.
So we went on for a second attempt at IVF. This time we took all the precautions that might have caused the pregnancy to expire in the previous instance. So after four months the specialist told us to start the process. I had four embryos frozen and hence took the pregnancy test. For the first three times it was negative but for the fourth one it came as positive. We were thrilled with the IVF result. I had a healthy pregnancy and went on to give birth to my child after 8 months. Although pre-mature, she was healthy and stable without any complications.
IVF is an expensive and time consuming procedure. It requires a lot of patience and hope. If you don’t succeed at first, you must not give up. The reward at the end is way too valuable and precious to stop from little hiccups. All moms to be should remain strong and hopeful. Going into depression and losing heart if you don’t succeed at first can only reduce your chances of having a life filled with the pitter patter of these adorable individuals.