The Bundle of Joy Through IVF – Blessed at Last!
The Bundle of Joy through IVF – Blessed at last!. My name is Zeb. Me and my husband remained infertile for about 6 years. It was a time of emptiness and hopelessness. We went to several clinics and medical centers, tried various IVF and injectables, but all seemed to be in vain. It was like God did not want us to have a baby. We felt as if we were destined to remain alone, without being able to feel the emotions of being a mom and a dad.
We longed to know what it felt like when you cuddle and hugged your own flesh and blood. This journey through infertility was long and difficult. It was hard to follow the right path and not to give up trying and praying.
In our society, the concept of artificial fertilization is still very new and unexplored. Many people ignorant about it, consider it as a bad stigma towards medical advancements. But after lots of information gathering and consultations, we decided to go to a fertility clinic that offered such services. Although expensive and non guaranteed, it was worth trying. At least it gave us the hope of having a baby and fulfill the emptiness and hollowness of our lives. So we went on.
The specialist advised some pre-procedural tests and samples for a clearer picture of the situation before IVF. He then made me and my husband go through 4 cycles of IUI which failed miserably. It felt terrible. My age was progressing and there was no light of hope coming my way. All through this process my husband and family supported me very well. This gave me the emotional and physical strength to continue trying until I succeeded. The specialist also counseled me and told me that this was not the end of the road. There were other options that they could try. One such option was IVF.
My desire to have a child and conceiving was increasing more and more. Being infertile for this long made me try whatever was possible. So although there was a lot of stress the treatment continued. In total the specialist made us go through five cycles of IVF and in between we had three frozen cycles as well. This time God had listened to our Prayers and we were rewarded in the fifth attempt.
I was pregnant. And not just simple pregnant, my doctor confirmed three heart beats in the second month. My IVF pregnancy went normal all through the 7 months, after which I gave birth to three healthy baby girls. Although premature they were stable and able to breathe on their own. However for medical supervision they were kept in the hospital for three weeks after which they came home. Our house was full of joy and happiness.
God had blessed our patience and prayers in not just a single reward but a whole bundle of joy. Although our journey of infertility was long and hard but the beautiful destination was worth a drive.