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.
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.