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Our Journey

2002 Uterine Fibroid Surgery #1

2003 1st consult with an RE, you know, just in case

2003 Got Married (at 37 (me) & 34 (DH) years old)

2003/2004 Naturally conceived pregnancies BFPs #1, #2, & #3 and miscarriages #1, #2, #3

2005 Uterine Fibroid Surgery #2

2005 IVF #1, BFN #1

2005 IUIs #1 and #2, just because, BFN #2 & #3

2005 FET from IVF #1, BFN #4

2006 Exploratory surgery to remove scar tissue from fibroid sugery #2

2006 IVF #2 (w PGD), BFP #4

2006 Emergency cerclage for IC @ 16w6d (5 months + 1 week of complete bed rest at home ensues)

2007 Our son is born @ 38w by scheduled c-section

2007 IVF #3 for baby #2, BFN #5

2007 IVF #4, BFP #5, miscarriage #4

2008 IVF #5, BFP #6, miscarriage #5

2008 IVF #6, BFP #7, miscarriage #6

2008 DE IVF #7, BFN #6

2009 DEFET #8, cancelled, embryos don't thaw

2010 Decide to adopt domestically

12.17.10 Profile is live with our agency

November 2011 Consult with RE re: donated embryo cycle

Early January 2012 Cleared to proceed with deFET

January 2012 Freeze our profile

1.20.12 deFET begins
2.12.12 eSET of one compacted morula
2.22.12 BFN

3.23.12 deFET #2 begins
4.14.12 transfer 3 embryos (1-8 cell, 1-5 cell, 1-4 cell)
4.22.12 + HPT
4.24.12 Beta #1 = 48.4
4.26.12 Beta #2 = 125.7
4.30.12 Beta #3 = 777.8
5.11.12 1st U/S - Singleton!
7.12.12 It's a Boy!
12.26.12 C-section: Baby G is born, 9#5oz, 20.5"

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Sharing Her Story

There’s so much misinformation out there about women having babies into (and sometimes well into) their 40s that is often perpetuated by celebrity women not revealing their path to pregnancy. I’m not in any way saying that they should, because I am all for each person’s right to privacy, but when they do, it can be a huge shot in the arm for the truth in having a baby in your 40s when using ART.

There is a local newswoman, Wendy Burch, who did just that: she revealed, in a 6 minute segment on the KTLA news, her path to being pregnant at 45. It is, perhaps, the most accurate, honest, and down to earth presentation of the use of frozen donated eggs I have ever seen. She is relatable and I am SO grateful to both her and this news organization for producing a factually accurate piece with heart.

Congratulations Wendy and your fiance and I hope the remainder of your pregnancy is smooth and uneventful.

PS If you watch the segment and are so moved, please leave a comment in the comments section of the piece. It is critically important that we lend our support to infertility coverage like this in the hopes of encouraging others to produce similar stories. One woman can help all women.

2 comments to Sharing Her Story

  • StacieT

    I watched it the day it aired and liked the story when it came through on FB that morning. (Most of the comments were overwhelmingly positive that day, which makes my heart happy.) It is such a moving story. I even cried when she heard the heartbeat. :)

  • Jen

    So amazing. So happy for her!

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