A month before our wedding, I got off birth control ready to start trying for a baby right away. I was on the pill for about 12 years, and never had reasons to believe I would struggle getting pregnant. I figured, like so many friends and family around me, it'd happen pretty quickly.
My name is Stacy Stevens and I’ve been dealing with second infertility for 3, almost 4 years.
We got pregnant so fast with our daughter Payton that infertility never even crossed my mind. I always knew I would love being a mom, I just didn’t realize I’d love it this much! So when Payton turned one in August 2016, we started trying again. I always knew I wanted my kids to be close in age, and I was always so jealous of others who had that. I honestly didn’t think we’d have any problems and I was excited!
My journey starts a little earlier than most. At 15 I was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. The time between getting admitted to the hospital and starting chemotherapy was less than 2 weeks. After months of chemotherapy, a tumor removal from my heart, and radiation, I was finally cancer free!
My story is a bit different as to why we had to go through fertility treatments. When I met my husband, he told me that he was married before and that he had a vasectomy because his ex-wife couldn't get pregnant due to her health issues. My husband always wanted a family of his own, so he decided to freeze six samples before he went in for his procedure (his current marriage was already unstable so he wasn't sure if it would last). We knew we would have to go through treatment and had six times to try.