Endometriosis: Kimberly’s Story [SUCCESS]

September 12, 2016

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As you might have noticed, there hasn’t been a Monday episode for quite a while. If you haven’t listened yet to episode 38, you might not know why. Heather’s IVF miracle was born via emergency c-section in the middle of the night 6 weeks early. Since then, it’s been a long struggle to find enough balance to be able to conduct these interviews properly.

This is the first episode of our new interview format. Each Monday will feature a success story, a journey story, or journey updates. Regardless of the interview type, the goal is to focus more on the story behind what makes the guest the person they are today.

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Kimberly. She has a huge drive to succeed, thanks to her background as a dance teacher. Kimberly always knew she wanted to be a mother, but also suspected she had endometriosis. She was familiar with the disease because of the way her mother suffered with it. Kimberly also experienced a lot of pain with her periods, frequent headaches, and anxiety. Let’s hear more of Kimberly’s story!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Her “Plan A” was to adopt from Haiti, but the doors were closed
  • “Plan B” was to try to conceive naturally
  • Stage Four endometriosis on both ovaries
  • Given a 0% chance of conceiving
  • A ruptured cyst, emergency surgery, but saved ovaries
  • Egg retrieval and slow-growing embryos
  • Finally, a frozen embryo transfer and SUCCESS!
  • Kimberly discusses her days of hope and days of despair

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