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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Can IVF Really Work?

As most of you know, I am super passionate about adoption. I think it is a miracle to be able to raise a family through adoption. Even so, Matt and I have tried off and on for more than 15 years to become pregnant through minor fertility treatments.

When we first realized we were not going to get pregnant (shortly after we were married 15-1/2 years ago) we thought about trying IVF (invitro fertilization). With the prices being so high, though, we nixed the idea almost as swiftly as it came into our wee-little heads.

This past April, though, we decided to give "it" one more shot. We went to our primary doctor for a referral to the Fertility Specialist, which we got instantly.

We saw Dr. C for the first time in June. The first thing he said was, "After reviewing your past treatments and your health history, I truly believe you are a perfect candidate for IVF."

Needless to say, Matt and I were stunned. This was never a possibility, at least, not since the first year or two, so we didn't know what to say (or do). But with a glance at each other we both instantly got excited and said, "HELL YAH!" So, he put us on the list and here we are today... More than 7 weeks pregnant with a healthy embryo whose heart is beating 150 times per minute.

I have another blog, which I started in September or October (can't remember exactly when... Apparently a side effect of pregnancy). I just opened it up for public viewing, so feel free to go on over and browse. I am about to update it with the ultra sound photo I got today. Enjoy... And yes, IVF can and does work!!!


Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you!! I am going to check out the new blog right this second!!

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Kelley said...

HOORAY!!! I'm very excited for you--awesome news!!!

AdoptFosterMom said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so excited for all of you!

Mary Ellen said...

Congratulations - I'm so very happy for you!