Our success story today is Julie. She didn’t begin trying to get pregnant until age 36, and then endured five years of infertility. Her story includes an unexplained infertility diagnosis, a thyroid issue, and three IVF cycles. She even tried “the full gamut of bizarre, alternative treatments.”
Julie explains how she wrote about her own struggles with the hope of helping someone else. She talks about the support system that worked best for her, how she managed negative feelings, and what she wishes she had done differently. She has even written a book about her journey.
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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.
- Julie’s book, Infertility Insanity
- Rachel’s blog, Finding the Rainbow
- Rachel’s book, Finding the Rainbow
- Information about unexplained infertility from RESOLVE’s website
- 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