Our success story today is Candace, who BEAT INFERTILITY via surrogacy after many ups and downs. Her story includes her husband’s brain tumor, several failed IUI and IVF rounds, many rounds of Clomid, several surgeries, uterine cancer, a hysterectomy, plans for adoption, and finally, the switch to surrogacy.
Candace’s unusual story also involves being documented for an MTV special, closing the door to reproductive assistance, and using Facebook to raise the needed funds for adoption. You’ve never heard a more intriguing infertility story.
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Rachel got married and “just thought it would happen.” 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.
Rachel is hopeful that further treatments will work for her, and has written a book as a way to better connect with other women about staying positive on this journey to BEAT INFERTILITY.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Candace’s blog, Our Misconception
- Rachel’s blog, Finding the Rainbow
- Rachel’s book, Finding the Rainbow
- The Jones Institute
- Candace on MTV’s True Life (Part 1)
- Candace on MTV’s True Life (Part 2)
- Information about uterine cancer from the National Cancer Institute
- Information about surrogacy from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
- 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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