Unexplained Infertility: Audrey’s Story [SUCCESS]

February 6, 2017

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Today’s success story is about a woman named Audrey. At 28 years old, long before she started trying to conceive, she remembers telling her GYN that she thought she’d have trouble. At the time, she wasn’t even sure she wanted to be a mom, or whether she’d be any good at it. Fast forward a decade, she’s now in a job that requires her to travel 46 weeks out of the year, which would make conceiving hard for just about everyone. Join us to hear how she coped with an unexplained infertility diagnosis, educated herself about the journey using this very podcast, and advocated her way to success.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Audrey today: age 38, a business analyst who loves to cook, read, and hang out with friends and family
  • Audrey explains how the Beat Infertility podcast helped her stay sane and remain “as much me as possible”
  • How she and her husband met at work and kept things secret for awhile
  • Audrey wasn’t sure she wanted to be a mom: “Do I have what it takes?”
  • How the podcast helped her keep perspective on life and the possibility of parenthood
  • When Audrey started trying to get pregnant: Day 1 of the honeymoon
  • The first RE appointment: a good experience but the worst diagnosis
  • How Audrey remained positive and cautiously optimistic
  • Two fond memories of the infertility process: a strengthened marriage and a great friendship
  • The treatment: timed intercourse, IUI, IVF, and finally, SUCCESS!
  • Why Audrey felt numb when it became real
  • Balancing heavy travel for work with a treatment plan
  • Why Audrey calls infertility an awkward and draining time in her personal and professional life
  • Tips for having the initial conversation with a boss
  • Sacrifices to afford treatment
  • How has infertility changed Audrey? “It’s taught me a lot about myself. You don’t know what others are going through. I thought I handled stress well, but I was wrong!”
  • Audrey’s advice to her past self: “Deal with your stuff and find someone to talk to.”

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