My guest today is Steph. She and her husband battled male factor infertility before their daughter was born. They faced the struggles common to those seeking to BEAT INFERTILITY.
Steph was working as an editor for a website when she and her husband decided to try to start a family. After a few months of trying, they were frustrated, fighting, drifting apart — to the point of nearly separating. They decided to fight for their marriage and then visited a fertility center.
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Melissa’s infertility journey is one of heartbreaking loss, fierce determination, patient endurance, and cautious hopefulness! We hope that listening will help those who face these same struggles and bring encouragement to those on their journey to BEAT INFERTILITY!
Melissa’s story doesn’t begin with infertility, but with pregnancy. She got married in 2002 and became pregnant shortly thereafter. Her daughter was breech and required an emergency C-section. Although she was born healthy, she sadly died of SIDS at only five weeks of age. Thus began the roller coaster journey for Melissa and her husband that has spanned more than 12 years and into her 40s.
- Steph’s YourTango article, “Why I REFUSE to Let Infertility Win”
- Melissa’s infertility articles on The Huffington Post
- Information about male factor infertility on RESOLVE’s website
- Information about fertility after 40 on Attain Fertility’s website
- Information about endometriosis on RESOLVE’s website