Today’s success story is about a woman named Paige. She knew she wanted to be a mother ever since she was in daycare as a child, but she and her husband chose to wait to start their family until they were financially ready. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned. Soon she found herself undergoing testing with her GYN, all of which looked normal for both her and her husband, so they were sent on to a RE. Join us to hear how she went from a whirlwind first appointment to eventually being told she might die and never meet her son.
What you’ll hear in this episode:
- At age 27, Paige is a 1st grade teacher who stays very busy on their farm and ranch
- Before infertility, Paige describes herself as a planner with a timeline of how everything would work out
- Paige and her husband met and fell in love around country music, horses, and the farming life
- As a couple, they are supportive and intuitive about each other’s needs
- The difficulty of choosing a career focused on kids while enduring infertility
- Starting to try for a baby: “I knew something wasn’t quite right.”
- A regular OB/GYN visit, the first RE visit, and multiple problems
- Staying hopeful by focusing on the lifelong dream of being a mom
- Treatments with no success, a suspected septum, and probable surgery
- Preparing for surgery and an unexpected pregnancy
- HELLP syndrome complications: “You are dying. You are being life-flighted to Denver, but you may not even live to see your son.”
- Complications and a premature birth
- Paige’s honest fears about trying a second pregnancy
- How infertility has changed Paige: “I’ve learned that I can’t plan everything about my life. That’s very difficult to accept.”
- Paige’s advice to herself back then: “I wish I had opened up to my husband more about what I was feeling.”
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