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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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.< Despite the disappointments, Chelsea remains committed to a positive attitude and has even started a sock exchange for others in her situation. Can you imagine over 500 people sending “lucky socks” to each other? Join us for more insight into Chelsea’s ups and downs in her quest for motherhood.

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