Fragile X & Donor Eggs: Nicole’s Story

November 30, 2015

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Today’s Guest:

Our success story today is Nicole who was diagnosed as a carrier of Fragile X. Fragile X is a genetic condition that can lead to diminished ovarian reserve, or “primary ovarian insufficiency.” The disorder was discovered while she was engaged to be married, and she was referred to an RE and told she would likely never have biological children. Nicole was overwhelmed, attempted IVF, and then moved straight to an egg donor.

Nicole’s first donor cycle resulted in the birth of her daughter, who is now 12. Her second donor cycle resulted in the birth of her son, who is now 10. Nicole’s experiences prompted her to change careers, and she now runs an adoption consulting agency. She also is very active in RESOLVE and runs an infertility support group.

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Whom We’re Following:

Welcome back to Stacy, who told her story in Episode 22. Stacy has been diagnosed with endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and a luteal phase defect. She has had two miscarriages along her journey, and recently completed her first IVF retrieval.

Stacy updates us on her progress, but had an unusual glitch with her insurance company threatening not to cover IVF since she “had not done enough IUI cycles to justify IVF.” Her doctor went to bat for them, and things worked out in the end, but it was a lesson for Stacy in managing her expectations.

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