Hi everyone. Was hoping to find some inspirational stories for my beautiful sister, who is 35 and has been trying to conceive for three and a half years. She has unexplained infertility, and is basically afraid to try ivf, as she has an aversion to using drugs of all kinds. She has tried herbal remedies, accupuncture and a few other natural treatments. She has also had one unsuccessful attempt at AI. I was hoping to connect with some women who may have stated on their ivf journeys, with a similar history. I love my sister so much and hate seeing her suffering through this awful time...
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05-03-2012 09:07 #1Junior Member
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05-03-2012 11:00 #2
It is so difficult .... especially ot having a real reason as to why.
I tried to have a baby for 6 years - 3 1/2 years of IVF.
Finally after completely giving up and haing a 5 month holiday in Bali I am pregnant 24 weeks
I found that IVF was ok, I seemed to cope alright. It has ups and downs emotionally & physically. It was once I stopped and totally gave up on the dream of children that I realised all the trying was so stressful and taxing. I fell apart a little the picked myself up to get on with life.
Falling pregnant has bee a miracle .... and now all that upset and hardship is a distant memory.
When I was trying I hated hearing 'miracle' stories because I wsn't one of them. People give you all sorts of advice .... relax etc .. and I smiled and nodded but that is hard to hear when you are trying as best you can. It just seems so unfair.
But, there are miracles that happen out there. For me I believe IVF taught my body what to do and then relaxation, sunshine, good food, happiness and a few balinese blessings aare wht made the difference.
Just be there for your sister, love & support her, she needs to find her own ways of deaaling with such a heartbreaking problem.
Please pass on my love and best wishes.
She's lucky to hve a caring sister
05-03-2012 11:35 #3
What a loving, thoughtful sister you are
My heart goes out to your sister, trying to get pregnant is hard enough but when it's unexplained it's even more daunting because you don't know what's wrong or what to 'fix'.
I would encourage your sister to give IVF a go, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain - I'm not saying she will fall pregnant but I'm sure she will feel better knowing that she at least gave it a go. I'd hate for her to have regret years down the track and say "I wish I gave IVF a go", that would be hard to live with too I reckon.
I understand she is scared of the drugs but the fertility clinics are usually very helpful and of course she has you for support as well. You can also come on here for IVF support, we will also try and help her through it.
Best wishes to her
05-03-2012 11:38 #4
PS - Congratulations fionaalice on being 24 weeks pregnant, that is such wonderful news for you after all you've been through
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