Celebrating our 4th anniversary just as we decided to begin IVF
My parents and Jeff were so supportive as was the rest of our family and it was such an exciting time. I researched all the different in vitro clinics in the area but before we began IVF my doctor wanted me to try one last ditch effort to see if they could open my tubes. We went to a specialist where they spent several hours in surgery trying to open my tubes. Unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be. My tubes were completely blocked.
The egg then journeys through the tube to another room where the tech people do what they do. They then mix your healthy eggs with the sperm.
My first baby, Chelsea
Several weeks later we forged ahead and attacked the frozen embryos transfer. The nice thing with the frozen embryos is that we didn’t have to go through producing eggs again. While it was nice skipping those hormones I did have to take the hormones to prepare my body for implantation.
Not letting this ruin my life we decided to try one more time. The difference this time was the doctors approach. Knowing what they knew about my egg quality the last time around they decided to go for a lower amount of eggs this time and instead direct their attention at the quality of eggs. A slower growth rate if you will. We took less of the medicine and drew it out over a longer period of time. They also switched the medication to help stimulate my eggs. We were very hopeful that both of these considerations would help the outcome this time.
We couldn’t wait to hold a baby…
Looking back at pics now I cannot believe we didn’t take more. These are so funny! ;)
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