I'd love to share my story, because if you are reading this, you may be loosing hope.
I lost hope completely. We were tapped out at $40,000.00 spent on procedures... and on the brink of divorce.
I probably would have bankrupted us from IVF... but we really lucked out. Here is our story...
We put ourselves on the Adoption list... but there was still years to wait on the wait list. .. so we fostered kids in the meantime... which made us better people. I truly believe life takes you on a crazy path that you can't change. But I wouldn't have changed my experiences for the world.
Because of infertility, I would have never looked into fostering kids, and we were so blessed to have had them in our lives.
In the beginning, I was put on chlomid for 3 months... which failed and gave me a cyst.
I needed a laproscopy... 2 year wait list from my doc... and I couldn't get in anywhere... except the U.S.A where I had to pay $15,000 for the surgery. It ended up being more invasive because I was diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis and they had a lot of cleaning up to do.
Well, the window after the surgery was unsuccessful... even though she said it was our best chance. Oh... and one of my tubes were blocked too.
So I went on to IVF.
We couldn't afford to try again for a while, so about a year later... we tried our frozen embryo.
IT TOOK!!!! Then I miscarried at like 3 weeks.
So after all this devastation, both emotional and financial, we had to wait again... and man did we fight about it.
So, for a year I did all the naturopath stuff, reflexology, hot yoga, eating clean, natural and chemical free home, hypnotherapy, vitamins, acupuncture, essential oils.... all of it. Costing hundreds of dollars.
After discussing our situation again with our Doc, She suggested I try an IUI for fun... a last ditch effort to save us the money of IVF again...
And it worked!
No miscarriage so far and I'm 6 weeks.
I'm 29... with a failed IVF... and for some miracle... and IUI took!
I don't wish infertility on anyone, it's unbearably painful and affects all areas of your life. I hope my story gives you hope if you are in a similar situation!!!
BTW... it was worth every penny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!