Our story begins where most couples do that experience infertility. We began trying naturally for a year to have a baby. Even though I was 33 at the time and my husband was 37, I assumed that once we started to try that it would magically happen ...
Fast forward quite a few years later, and we have now gone through a total of 12 rounds of IVF, 7 rounds of IUI, and a miscarriage.
Infertility doesn't happen to me - it happens to other people. I conceived my first child naturally, within five months. Infertility isn't something I have to worry about... But then I found out about Secondary Infertility. You see, infertility can impact anyone, any time.
Later that year, we were thrust into the crazy world of IVF- shots, meds, appointments, and an egg retrieval. They retrieved 16 eggs and fertilized 11. In the end, we were only able to freeze two. I overstimulated on the medication- a painful and dangerous risk of IVF. They put off the transfer until my body healed and my next cycle started.