I am 27 years old I have been diagnosed with PCOS my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 6 years.
I am 27 years old I have been diagnosed with PCOS my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 6 years.We have been through 2 round of IUI and plan on starting our third in May this is the hardest journey we have ever been on NO GIVING UP! - Jennifer, LA
We won our 4+ years hardfought battle with infertility! My message is never give up and remember that there are many different paths to becoming a parent!
I was in denial for a great part of our infertility journey. I told myself, it will happen. Just be patient. But month after month, it didn't. Years passed. We finally sought help from an infertility specialist, and became pregnant after only 3 months! - Jessica, AZ
We are 27 and 28 and thought it would be easy. Now 3 miscarriages later we aren't so sure.
My husband and I were thrilled when we conceived our 1st month trying. Our happiness turned to sorrow when our ultrasound showed no heartbeat. It's been 6 months and we have had 2 more miscarriages. Now we are weighing seeing an RE vs. pursuing adoption. - Hannah, WA
Living with Unexplained Secondary Infertility
I had my daughter at the age of 26 after not "playing defense" for 2 1/2 years. I have spent the last 10 years going through tests and procedures to be told it is unexplained infertility. - Caroline, NJ
My infertility does not define me. Even with Premature Ovarian Failure, I live my life to the fullest. The relationship between my husband and I is too important to let a dianosis get in the way. I love him, he loves me and understand that God knows best.
At age 25 after two years of trying to concieve, I was given the devastating news that my only options at motherhood were adoption or egg donation. We've opted for leaving it in God's hands. I'm happy with that knowing that he knows best. - Elizabeth, FL
After 2+ years of trying, we are still impatiently waiting for our stork.
I am 31, and my DH is almost 38. We have been TTC for 2+ years. I was diagnosed with PCOS in February of 2011. We have tried Clomid, Femara, injections and 2 IUI's all with little luck. We are not giving up yet! - Teresa, OR
I got lucky - twice.
I was diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure at age 31. We went straight to IVF with mY eggs. Our first and only round produced one perfect embryo. She's 15 months old now - and expecting a baby sister in August (naturally!!). Such a happy surprise. - Aimee, VA
7 years later our arms are still empty!
We have been TTC for 7 yrs w/unexplained IF, multiple failed IUI/IVF/FET's & 2 miscarriages. We maxed out on insurance coverage with our first IVF and now do not know if we can afford IVF or adoption in the future. - Jenni, NC
A 10 year journey of unexplained infertilty and loss
We started trying in 2003 and got pg in 2009 with IVF #2 with twins, I went into early labor and we lost our babies at 19 weeks, I had a loss at 5 weeks about 10 months after that and we got pg on our own, but was ectopic and I lost a tube. - Jenn, NY
25 & Infertile
Started TTC when I got married 5 years ago. Now 25- suffered miscarriage, failed clomid & ovidrel cycles, and removal of one fallopian tube. A ruptured appendix at the age of 9 caused me to have tubal damage. RE said IVF is only option. - Brooke, AR
5 Years of Trying, 7 Rounds of IVF, an Unexplained Diagnosis and 4 Miscarriages...Hope Exists and Dies Every Month
Despite consulting some of the best MDs in the U.S., unexplained infertility has brought our dreams of a family to a standstill. Few know what we go through every month, and we are ready to help bring awareness to this devastating disease. - Ashlee, GA
We almost gave up, but then hope gave us a second chance.
Unable to carry a child, my sister made a decision to give us hope. Our 1st IVF failed I became sick & was told not to try again. Got a 2nd opinion did IVF again & now have a healthy 10 mon. old boy thanks to my sister as our carrier. - Kari, MN
Fighting for our dream
My journey has been a bumpy road. It has given me a new perspective on life. Ruptured ectopic pregnancy, 3 laparoscopic surgeries for stage 4 endometrosis, 2 failed IVF cycles and diagnosed with serious immune issues. I will not give up it's not an option. - Abbey, OH
We started trying in 2010--I was 24, he was 25. I was certain I'd be a mother by age 25. I mean, this was my dream! Dreams come true, right? 3 years later we are not parents. All my friends and family are, and my heart sinks more with every announcement.
Our insurance refuses to pay for any procedure or testing regarding infertility. We are not wealthy. We long for a child, but are hesitant to take large loans against our future without a guarantee of a return. Am I to accept that I will not be a mother? - Priscilla, NV
10 years and still TTC and our hearts and arms are still empty
We started TTC in 2003, had 4 chemical miscarriages since then. Found out I don't ovulate on my own 2 years ago, but lost insurance that covered my meds 1 yr ago so no meds for me since. Fertility treatments are expensive! - Tara, WI
Not many doctors know about advances in treating "unexplained" infertility, miscarriages, IVF failure
I have had five miscarriages and reproductive specialists told me they were "unexplained." I have since found a Reproductive Immunologist, started a website, and am getting treatment. Hope to add to our family with his help! - Sara, PA
Infertility and Me!!!
I was diagnosed with PCOS a little over a year ago, but looking back I know I have had it my whole life. My husband and I have been together 8 yrs and have been trying for the last 6 yrs or so. At least now we know why its not happening. - Anonymous, NC
8 years of infertility treatments, loss of marriage, loss of dreams...2012 brought a new marriage and amazingly an unexpected and unexplained pregnancy! NEVER give up hope!!!
More doctors then I can remember told me I would never carry a child. Not only did I see my dreams of motherhood crumble but I also watched my marriage end. I was remarried in Aug of 2012 and two months later found myself pregnant! It CAN happen! - Joy, OH
Breaking My Infertility Silence
We were years into our journey, including miscarriages, failed IUIs and IVFs when we finally started telling people. While there were lots of questions, we mostly found caring & support. The pain of infertility is bad enough, don't go it alone. - Lisa, NY