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#1 Leeloo

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 12:03 PM

CW: natural pregnancy after years of MFI/possible need for contraception

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Hi all!

 

Using a CW here b/c I understand my story could come across as some form or bragging or complaining over nothing. Truth is, i am very curious and conflicted about this and I know no better place to get help and perspective. I also think that my story speaks of the way infertility and fertility treatments can shape someone's perspective on life and parentality forever. So here is goes.

 

Hsb and I had a long struggle with severe male factor infertility. Babies 1 and 2 were finally born after years TTC and several IVF's with ICSI

 

After Baby 2, we were obviously not using any contraception because, you know, severe MFI. Well, I got pregnant naturally.

 

Baby 3 is 2y.o. Hsb does not want any more children. I am not sure I agree. We haven't made a decision about vasectomy but we don't use any form of contraception other than the fact that I still BF at night and my periods have not returned. Hsb knows that I may get pregnant on my first ovulation and is OK taking "the risk". I kinda like the idea of leaving it up to life, knowing there is (or used to be?) MFI and that I am not getting any younger. Yet, I don't know if I'll still be okay with this once I get my periods. 

 

So a few things here:

 

Are there other folks here who got pregnant naturally after a history of MFI? Where you able to find out if that MFI had permanently resolved or if it was just an incredibly lucky lottery draw. I do know that he could get re-tested but really we don't really wish to go back to the fertility clinic and I guess I am just seeking other people's testimonies. 

 

And also, how do you relate to the idea of a voluntary permanent sterilization when you struggled so much to get pregnant in the first place? Infertility was an extremely painful experience for me. I have some kind of ick factor with the notion of voluntarily ending any possibility of becoming pregnant. 

 

I would really like to share perspectives with people in similar situations. Thank you for reading. 

 

 


Me - 37 - Poor responder

Him - 39 - Low count and morphology

 

DS born Jan 2014 following:

- 2 failed natural-IVF's

- 2 natural-IVF BFN's

- 1 failed IVF

- 1 almost-failed IVF producing only one embryo

 

DD born Dec 2015 following:

- 1 IVF+PICSI leaving us 5 frozen embryos! smile.png

 

Going back for Baby3!

FET may 2018 - No embryo survived thawing

 

Surprise natural pregnancy!

DS2 born May 2021