Posted June 16, 2005
Like most people we got married and tried unsuccessfully
to have children the natural way.
We went through the Clomid & 5 IVF
cycles in the Chicago area. Every failure was devastating;
the haunting one forever is the loss of our babies born
late in the pregnancy. The doctors in Illinois told
us to give up; we've already been through too much.
Being in our early thirties and knowing
the success rate drops off at 35 we had to make a decision;
to give up or come up with a new plan. We researched
national fertility centers that are state-of-the-art
with high success rates. Also, after spending ten's
of thousands of dollars on 5 IVF's, we felt that a state
that would pay for treatment would help.
We decided to go the Brigham
and Women's Hospital in Boston. I quit my job and
moved to get set-up & my husband followed 4 months
later. We both quit great jobs & sold our house.
On our first try, 5 months after we moved,
we got pregnant and had a little girl 8 months later.
Eight months after that, we went through a frozen cycle
with extra embryos from the first cycle and hit again.
Seven months later we had a little baby boy. We are
finished with our family and will move out of the Boston
area back to the Mid-west.
I hope this story will encourage people
to explore all options to make their dreams come true.