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Lessons After 4 IVF Cycles

Posted by AnxiousIVFer , 21 November 2019 · 1321 views

The Journey
As a carrier of a rare genetic disorder, there is a 50% risk of my children being affected/carrying the mutation. I witnessed my father suffering so much at the end of his life that I cannot bear to witness another loved one going through this again. He was fortunate in the sense that his symptoms presented later in life. Some with this disorder present in early childhood, which leads to significant morbidity or mortality at an early age. This is the reason why I embarked on my journey of IVF as I can do prenatal genetic testing to minimize the risk of my children being affected.
 
I was hoping to write a motivation post after I have finally succeeded in my IVF efforts. Unfortunately, it has yet to happen and I am not sure if it ever will, so I figured out this is the right time to speak up. I don’t mean for this to be a sob-story. Instead, my hope for this post is two-fold:
1. To support those who are going through a similar journey and hopefully help them feel not alone.
2. To bring awareness to these issues.
 
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trananhduongd
Nov 28 2019 05:01 AM
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Nov 28 2019 05:02 AM
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Canadiancandice
Jun 23 2020 01:59 PM
Wow, I'm so sorry. This is so hard for all of us. We didn't get to IVF without the shit storm and heartbreak. My story is more of a regular one but it still have broken me none the less. I got pregnant no problem the first time and lost the baby just before the end of my first trimester. I was sick the whole time so I only got the bad. Found out through an ultrasound that there was no heart beat. Since then (2 years) I have not been able to conceive. We opted to go to Greece instead of doing IVF in Canada because of the price and success rates. I am hoping to go in a couple of weeks!
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Canadiancandice
Jun 23 2020 01:59 PM
Wow, I'm so sorry. This is so hard for all of us. We didn't get to IVF without the shit storm and heartbreak. My story is more of a regular one but it still have broken me none the less. I got pregnant no problem the first time and lost the baby just before the end of my first trimester. I was sick the whole time so I only got the bad. Found out through an ultrasound that there was no heart beat. Since then (2 years) I have not been able to conceive. We opted to go to Greece instead of doing IVF in Canada because of the price and success rates. I am hoping to go in a couple of weeks!

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