Pregnant Naturaly after 2 Failed IVF Cycles
(East Greenwich, RI)
At 34 years old, comprehending "we're sorry, the chances of you conceiving on your own are minimal" becomes a pretty tough pill to swallow. Interestingly enough, my husband and I heard that same song and dance just 18 months earlier prior to the conception of our little miracle, Isabella. We conceived her through IUI, or Intra-uterine Insemination, following four previous failed IUI attempts.
Once she was born, our Reproductive Endocrinologist warned us to quickly begin trying again, in fear we would not have as much success this time around. She said my eggs were abnormally old for my age, and I was running out of time. We began trying... and trying. We went through four failed IUI attempts. Then we began the dreaded journey of IVF. This is when I contacted Amelia for 'extra support'. She was not thrilled with the idea of beginning treatment with a new patient in the middle of an IVF cycle, but took me under her wings anyway. Much to the disapproval of Amelia, I chose to undergo another IVF cycle while continuing intense acupuncture and herbs. It failed.
We were devastated- but Amelia wasn't surprised. She begged me to give my poor body a rest already. I just couldn't, because as my RE warned, "I was running out of time". Our RE finally sat us down and reluctantly told us I was not a candidate for IVF, because of my "condition", and that Donor Eggs would be our only option to have another child. We just couldn't go down that road just yet.
Instead, I promised my husband and Amelia I'd take that much needed break, and give acupuncture and herbs a good, honest try. Refusing to give up hope, but barely holding onto any, I continued with Ameila.... and sure enough we found out we were pregnant the following month- this time "naturally"! Needless to say we had the Providence Reproductive Endocrinology department scratching their heads in disbelief, all the while Amelia never wavering on her confidence to help see this happen just as it were meant to, naturally.
If it weren't for the amazingly passionate, intelligent and loving care of Amelia- I could very well be carrying some anonymous donor egg inside of my body- celebrating on a much different level.