Endometriosis: Stephanie’s Story

October 19, 2015

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Today’s Guest:

Our success story today is Stephanie, who started trying to get pregnant about four years ago but knew there would be challenges. She had been previously diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis and had three laparoscopies to remove it. She and her husband have tried many rounds of timed intercourse with Clomid, IUI cycles and have had four pregnancies with subsequent early miscarriages.

Stephanie talks about the fear she felt concerning the entire process of infertility treatment. She shares the guilt she felt at not being able to sustain a pregnancy, “Could I have done something different to change this?” When Stephanie finally changed REs, her employer was supportive and allowed her to work remotely as she traveled 500 miles away for treatment. Stephanie’s success came with her first IVF cycle, and she looks forward to delivering her baby just days from now!

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Whom We’re Following:

We are following the journey of Stacy, who began her infertility treatments in 2012. She thought it would be “an easy fix” but has faced many obstacles. In 2013, she found out she was unexpectedly pregnant while at the RE’s office for a procedure; there was no heartbeat just a few days later, and she describes this as the “worst experience of my life.” 

Since then, Stacy has endured ovarian cysts, a laparoscopy, a hysteroscopy, tube problems, endometriosis, IUI cycles, and another miscarriage. She took a more natural approach, began acupuncture and saw a naturopath. Stacy is moving forward now, pursuing IVF with genetic testing. We hope to hear good news from Stacy soon!

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