Diminished Ovarian Reserve

Diminished Ovarian Reserve: Stephanie’s Story [SUCCESS]

62: Diminished Ovarian Reserve [SUCCESS]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Stephanie. She always assumed she would have a family one day and be able to conceive when she was ready, which for her, wasn’t until she was 38 years old. However, her husband wasn’t ready just yet, and she knew they had to approach their family with a united front. So, she waited. At 42 years old, she found herself in a RE’s office being diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve and a 2% chance of getting pregnant with her own eggs. Join us to hear how she never lost hope, despite her grim diagnosis and multiple miscarriages.
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Same Sex Couple with Diminished Ovarian Reserve: Laura’s Story [SUCCESS]

59: Same Sex Couple with Diminished Ovarian Reserve [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Laura. She and her wife always knew they’d need help building their family, but she was surprised to learn she had severe diminished ovarian reserve at just 28 years old. As a result, she was told if she wanted to use her own eggs, she needed to move forward now, even though she wasn’t ready. Join us to hear how she and her wife navigated the world of fertility treatments as a same sex couple — and the advice she has for others in the same situation.
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Unexplained Infertility: Claire’s Story [SUCCESS]

58: Unexplained Infertility [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Claire. She didn’t meet her husband until she was 38 years old, and didn’t begin treatments until she was 41. Although she now suspects diminished ovarian reserve, her official diagnosis was unexplained infertility. Due to her age, she went straight to IVF, but after 3 failed cycles, she decided to give IUI a try. Unfortunately, those didn’t work either. Join us to hear how she eventually turned to donor eggs after initially rejecting the option altogether.
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Secondary Infertility & DOR: Debbie’s Story [SUCCESS]

56: Secondary Infertility & DOR [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Debbie. At a fairly standard GYN appointment a couple years after her son was born, she discovered she was suddenly in menopause. That moment began a journey that spanned 9 REs — all telling her she’d never have another child. So she dove head first into researching donor eggs and adoption. Join us to hear how she uncovered the power of acupuncture and a hopeful mindset to become pregnant on her own after a half-dozen infertility diagnoses.
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Dual Factor Infertility: Meg’s Story [SUCCESS]

55: Dual Factor Infertility [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Meg. She didn’t know for sure she wanted to be a mom until she was 30 and suddenly felt tremendous pressure to move forward with that dream as quickly as possible. After only a couple months of trying to conceive, she had a feeling something was wrong and underwent testing with her GYN. Turns out she was in premature ovarian failure and her husband had low morphology. Join us to hear how she educated herself and advocated her way to success.
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DOR & Tubal Factor: Evan’s Story [SUCCESS]

53: DOR & Tubal Factor [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Evan. Like many women, she had a specific vision of her perfect family: two kids by 32, a boy and a girl. But by the time she was ready to begin her family, she was already in her late 30s and knew the road would be difficult. After an IVF cycle that revealed just how poor quality her eggs really were, she began to lose hope that her family might ever happen. Join us to hear how she persevered and finally learned she was going to be a mother.
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DOR & Endometriosis: Tiffany’s Story [SUCCESS]

49: DOR & Endometriosis [SUCCESS STORY]

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Tiffany. She began her infertility journey like a lot of women — doing IUIs through her OB. When she finally moved to a RE, it was time to try IVF. Because she once got pregnant on her own, although she miscarried at 10 weeks, her RE felt certain she would be successful with IVF. Like so many of our stories, not everything was what it seemed. Join us to hear how she found success after opening her heart and mind to other options.
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Endometriosis & MTHFR: Heather’s Story

38: Endometriosis & MTHFR

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Today’s episode is special in that there is no outside success story guest. Instead, I finally share my story. After being diagnosed with endometriosis in 2007, we began trying to get pregnant in 2011. We endured two miscarriages in 2012, moved to a RE and then a new RE, and were diagnosed with the MTHFR gene mutation. We began IVF and became pregnant with our twins, Eric and Alexis. At 21 weeks, my incompetent cervix couldn’t hold, and the twins were born but could not survive. This was the lowest moment of our journey. 

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BONUS 35: The ART of Infertility

BONUS 35: The ART of Infertility

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Today’s bonus episode guests are Elizabeth Walker and Maria Novotny, from The ART of Infertility project. They are here to tell us about the project and how you can become involved. (more…)

Diminished Ovarian Reserve & MTHFR: Sarah’s Story

36: Diminished Ovarian Reserve & MTHFR

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Our success story today is Sarah, whose diagnoses include diminished ovarian reserve and the MTHFR gene mutation. She began trying in 2013, and after a year with no success, went to the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Her tests showed high FSH and low AMH levels, along with the MTHFR issue. There were still no real answers for the repeated chemical pregnancies she experienced.

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