Posted by kremlakel
Two years ago today, I underwent a D&C for my first miscarriage. My world broke. A year later, I was told that I had low AMH (1.4 at 29 years old) and that we would need to begin IVF immediately if we ever hoped of conceiving again. (We have a healthy 3.5 year old). Over the course of the last year, I did one fresh and one frozen cycle. The fresh ended in another heartbreaking chemical pregnancy, and the frozen never took. My husband and I took a break while we thought about moving on to IVF with PGD, a $20K investment that we weren't sure we could handle. While gearing up for my cycle, my RE had me do day 3 labs to check my AMH...and it came back at 5.2! That's more than triple, and if you know anything about AMH, you know it's never supposed to increase. They tested it again and sure enough, still at a 5.0. We felt hopeful and looked forward to our IVF.
A few weeks before Christmas, I felt a little "off". We were about to go out for my husband's Christmas party and I knew drinking would be involved, so I decided to be on the safe side and test. Much to my immediate surprise...BFP! We were absolutely shocked, but also realistic enough to know that a BFP didn't mean it would stick. Our fears came true the next day when I started to bleed intensely. We grieved, cried, and came to terms with the loss. We made plans to stop fertility treatment and just go on with our life. Meanwhile, my doctor wanted to check my HCG levels to make sure they were going down. They didn't. They kept doubling over the next week. I bled for a solid 5 days, and when it was over, my levels were still rising. We went through Christmas and New Years still wondering what we'd find at a 6 week ultrasound and fully prepared for a blighted ovum. But on Jan. 2, we saw our baby's heartbeat! Today, at 8 weeks, we saw it again fluttering away happily.
For two years I fought infertility. For a year, I put my body, finances, and family through hell with IVF because I was told by every doctor I saw that we would never conceive naturally. Today, I am so happy so tell you that we can and we did! I have never more fully believed in the miracle of life and the power of God. I hope my story can give hope to some of you still fighting. Just remember that there is ALWAYS a chance. I wish you all the best of luck!!!
Added: Jan. 13, 2014