Pituitary Tumor: Dawn’s Story

August 3, 2015

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Today’s Guest:

My guest today is Dawn, who is currently 16 weeks pregnant with her daughter, following a miscarriage and several IUI/IVF cycles. The two major factors in Dawn’s story are a pituitary tumor that was removed and her advanced maternal age (41). 

Dawn was a resident in anesthesiology when her tumor was discovered during a brain scan. She explains her frustration with infertility but also her relief that hers seemed to be a “fixable issue.” One of her coping mechanisms was to start a blog, which focuses on stress management and self-care. 

Dawn is an advocate for genetic testing of embryos, since 75 percent of eggs from women over age 40 have damaged genetic material.

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Words of Hope:

I want to THRIVE, and not just SURVIVE. I didn’t want to be the BITTER infertile but wanted to be BETTER. Click To Tweet

Whom We’re Following:

Chelsea’s journey to BEAT INFERTILITY has spanned the last six years. Her treatments have included a PCOS diagnosis, an HSG test, Clomid cycles, Femara cycles, and both IUI and IVF cycles. Earlier this year, Chelsea was diagnosed with Factor V blood-clotting disorder.

Chelsea has embraced a more holistic approach to her health, using chiropractic medicine, acupuncture, and herbal treatments. She has also had a significant weight loss. Now, at age 29, she has endured three miscarriages and has come to the “What next?” stage in her journey.Resources:

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