Our success story today is Chrissy. She faced the huge obstacle of being diagnosed with MRKH, which means the underdevelopment or absence of the vaginal canal, cervix, and uterus. Chrissy spent her teenage years facing all sorts of difficulties due to her female issues. She underwent exploratory surgery that turned into an experience that almost took her life. It wasn’t until she met her husband and fell in love that she pursued finding answers to her questions.
Chrissy and her husband knew they would need a gestational carrier to have a baby. She explains in detail how they undertook this process and found a suitable carrier who is truly an “angel.” They were able to use their own eggs and sperm and form a close relationship with their surrogate. Chrissy even induced lactation so she can breastfeed her son, who is almost six weeks old.
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Welcome back to Erynn, who told her story in our twentieth episode. She was diagnosed with endometriosis, fibroids, and a blocked tube. She has endured four failed IUIs and recently completed her first IVF cycle. She speaks openly about the difficult process of learning to trust your doctors and your clinic. Erynn says it’s important in the infertility journey to celebrate the many milestones and “little wins” along the way.
Erynn’s egg retrieval went well, but she was faced with the difficult decision whether to transfer one or two of their healthy embryos. She demanded statistics from her doctor, and went with two embryos, because of the increased chance of pregnancy. Join us to hear the rest of Erynn’s story!
- Chrissy’s blog on surrogacy
- Information about MRKH from the MRKH Organization’s website
- Information about tubal factor infertility on the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago’s website
- Information about endometriosis on RESOLVE’s website
- Information about fibroids on the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s website