Our success story today is Jen, who was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. She went through several rounds of timed intercourse with Clomid and seven IUI cycles with no success.
After marrying in 2010, Jen and her husband began trying to conceive a few months after. She always knew she wanted to be a mom. Jen was referred to an RE in 2012, but still couldn’t believe that she needed help to become pregnant since she had never had any “red flags.”
Jen explains the difficult experience of being asked to help plan baby showers for family and friends during her infertility journey. Finally, after an IVF cycle in 2014, Jen received the wonderful news that she was pregnant with twins!
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Whom We’re Following:
Welcome back to Rachel, who told her story in our fifth episode. Rachel has had four miscarriages, all in the early stages of pregnancy. She has been diagnosed with Protein S Deficiency, which is a blood-clotting disorder. Rachel is also dealing with Asherman’s Syndrome, which results in scars and fibroids from aggressive scraping during a D&C.
The good news is that Rachel has had regular cycles for the past three months. Her doctor has recommended IVF for maximum success in conceiving. Her husband is concerned about the losses she has endured, and Rachel admits that she can only take “so much more.” Rachel is hopeful about where she is now on her journey, and we are hoping to hear good news from Rachel before the end of 2015.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Information about unexplained infertility from RESOLVE’s website
- Rachel’s blog, Finding the Rainbow
- Rachel’s book, Finding the Rainbow
- Information about Asherman’s Syndrome
- Information about Protein S Deficiency from the University of Illinois
- Information about recurrent pregnancy loss from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
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