BONUS 110: AMA with Heather (Part 2)

July 7, 2017

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This is the second episode in a series where I answer listener questions about my infertility journey, my life and background, the podcast, and more. (Click here to listen to Part 1 and here to listen to Part 3.) A special thanks to my friend and fellow infertility warrior Linda for playing guest host and being a fabulous interviewer.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The twins’ delivery on January 20, 2014, and then a funeral with no attendees
  • Feeling like no one cared about us or our children
  • The most painful reminder of the loss: an abundance of milk with no one to feed
  • The darkness of grief and pain
  • Eventually, back to part-time work
  • April 2014: transabdominal cerclage surgery
  • Another transfer, six months after the twins’ loss
  • Two miscarriages in the year following the twins’ birth
  • A retrieval cycle in April 2015, with only ONE viable embryo
  • The lowest point of all: a negative beta test after transfer
  • Looking for egg quality issues “because my eggs were crap!”
  • A CoQ10 and DHEA regimen to improve egg quality
  • In May 2015, the beginning of the Beat Infertility podcast
  • The embryo transfer in June 2015 that became my daughter
  • How “normal” life stopped for us
  • Wearing my guilt, shame, and failure
  • Pregnancy with my daughter and crazy bleeding issues
  • The worst bleeding incident ever
  • The sub-chorionic hematoma (SCH) with bleeding for 10 weeks
  • At 24 weeks, “She has stopped growing”
  • At 33 weeks, “She isn’t moving”
  • At the hospital to get checked, “You know you’re in labor, right?”
  • Aurora, born via emergency C-section with a disintegrated umbilical cord: 3 lbs. 6 oz.

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Words of Hope:

What a beautiful story of coming back and being strong again after going through infertility. - Linda Click To Tweet

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