In October of 2009, I finally admitted defeat and my husband and I decided once and for all to stop the madness, climb off the treatment roller coaster and exclusively pursue adoption. We could never have known what a speeding train the new journey would be.
Prior to that decision, we’d been under the care of two different fertility clinics, I’d had 2 surgeries to remove fibroids, as well as uterine scarring, a partial uterine septum, a polyp and also a tubal ligation to disconnect my right fallopian tube which was diagnosed as a stage 3 hydrosalpingus after a rather messy appendix removal as a young child. From 2002 to 2009 I’d had multiple timed, stimulated cycles, using both tablet and injectable stimulation, as well as 4 fresh IVF cycles, including PGD and Intralipids along with other immune modification and one Frozen Embryo Transfer.
During that time, I suffered 7 first trimester miscarriages, 6 of which were naturally conceived and the 7th as a result of my FET. I also had multiple chemical pregnancies.
After the fateful FET cycle and subsequent miscarriage my husband and I finally decided to surrender to the voice in our hearts that had been calling us to the adoption option for years.
We started our counseling process with our Social Worker in November of 2009 and less than 3 weeks later, we were selected by a birth mother and our daughter was born.