If you are childless would you try IVF?

United Arab Emirates
August 6, 2009 5:34am CST
Hi Everyone! I would like to share my own IVF success story to give hope and enlighten those childless couples. I should say: Never give up! You will be Blessed! After 5 long years of trying to conceive, we decided in January of this year to start the IVF process. (By the way, in vitro fertilisation - is a major treatment in infertility by which egg cells are fertilised by sperm outside the womb.)With the help of our professional and kind doctors we have a successful cycle that resulted in two embryos being transferred to my uterus. To our amazement both embryos took and I have had a twin pregnancy. We feel very blessed that our IVF journey went smoothly, while other couples had tried several cycles and failed. Until the fourth month when my OB had announced that one twin was seen to be vanishing as it didn't develop well as compared to the other twin. I had a hard time accepting it but of course God has his good reasons. And now I just pray each day for the health and successful delivery of our baby boy in October. What about you? If you are childless would you try IVF or just wait for the nature to take its course?
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@doryvien (2293)
• United States
6 Aug 09
Hi Sean, I admire your determination and unwavering desire to have children, no matter what it takes. It's good to know that your prayers have been answered and you're soon to have your bunch of joy. It saddens me that you can't have both kids, but in circumstances like this the only option is to accept and never question. If I am childless and I can afford it, yes, I'll go for IVF. I heard the process is expensive, but if it's the only way for me to have a child, I'll do it. Kids bring meanings to our lives. I can never imagine life without my kids. It's amazing how technology can solve the problems of humans. That's what technology should be - a friend, not a foe.
• United Arab Emirates
7 Aug 09
Hi dory!Yes your right! I never stopped searching for the best specialist in my home country and abroad where we are residing during those years. Me and my husband have undergone numerous infertlity tests/procedures and IVF was the last thing in our mind. Until only end quarter of last year I have come across an article from a local newspaper featuring a hospital offering a high success rate of IVF treatment. But upon consultation we were only given a 30% possibility rate as based on there records, for three couples only one will come out to be successful. Holding on with it was like a gamble and so be it! Let me give you an idea of the procedure, I know your curious on how did I surpass with my most stressful stage of my life. In December I've underwent polypectomy and D & C a minor surgery to eradicate the polyps around the endometrium. End week of January the treatment started on the 2nd day of menstrual period giving me 1 to 2 shots of injections everyday for 2 weeks to ensure growth of good ovum/s. On the second week of February ovum pick-up was done and the next day fertilisation takes place and on third day was the embryo transfer. Only after two nerve-racking weeks of waiting we've got the result positive. Yes, technology is really amazing coupled with prayers and faith in God, nothing will be unattainable!
• Boston, Massachusetts
7 Aug 09
THIS IS A HEARTWARMING SUCCESS STORY OF IVF. Congratulations! I agree with you for saying that God has a good reason why it happened because God knows what is best for you and your baby. Seanbryan, i admire you for being such a strong woman that you managed to handle such experience and to your husband too for all the love and support that he gave you during those moments of trials. you deserve a power hug from me! Yes, i will go for the IVF. But will always bear in my mind that if it's God's will for me to have an IVF baby, THY WILL BE DONE!
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• United Arab Emirates
7 Aug 09
Thanks for the compliments msfrancisco! Yes, my ob had told me that it was the best thing to happen as the other baby has a genetic abnormality. It was God's will to finally give us our greatest joy that he wants the best for us. Good day!
6 Aug 09
Thats is so wonderful to hear that your IVF was sucessful and i hope your remaining baby stays strong for the rest of your pregnancy. I would most definatley try IVF if i wernt able to concieve, it took me 2 years to concieve my daughter and at the time i fell pregnant i was undergoing the inital fertility tests so it was quite a suprise. I dont think until you experience difficulty in trying to concieve that you should rule out any of your options.
• United Arab Emirates
6 Aug 09
Thank you poloprincess! Yes, we have done everything. I am on the high risk stage and there was no other option left for us. I didn't mind the fact that the procedure was so stressful, risky and costly what matters to us is to have a child of our own. Believe me, life is so empty without a kid at home.
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6 Aug 09
Of course it does, you cannot put a price onto having a child, if you want one that badly you could end up spending thousands and thousands, Lucky for you it worked first cycle, not only because its expensive but i know how much of a drain IVF can be on you, i know a couple of people who have had sucessful IVF. I bet you are so excited!!
@cainam (493)
• Philippines
7 Aug 09
it's nice to know your story! i'm afraid of the posibilities that i may not have children but your story really gave me hope. tnx
• United Arab Emirates
7 Aug 09
hi cainam! It's nice to hear that through my sharing of experience i can give hope to others. This keeps me addicted to mylotting! Whew....it's already midnight and still i'm up! have a nice day!
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
7 Aug 09
What wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your husband. I pray that all goes well for all "three" of you :D And yes, had I not conceived the usual way, I would have tried IVF. I've wanted to be a mother ever since I was a child and feel so very blessed with my three daughters, and now my grandchildren. Again, congratulations and best of all good wishes! Karen
• United Arab Emirates
7 Aug 09
Thank you Karen! At the beginning I wasn't that eager to bear a child , i mean if it will come soon it's fine if not still it's fine. However, it turned out to be a pressure on the second year of my married life, an agony on the third to fifth year that we should seek experts to give a solution to our problem. And finally....thank you to the technology and God's willpower!
@j92mike (54)
• United States
6 Aug 09
Five years and no conception is a tremendous amount of time, I still have not been able to get prego yet and I was freaking out and it's only been three months since my husband and I have really been trying, we actually talked about adopting a child if I couldn't get pregnant the thought of IVF never occured to me, giving birth 9 months from now would not be a good thing for us right now but after a few more years of trying I will most def look into it.
• United Arab Emirates
7 Aug 09
Hi j92mike! Three months of trying to conceive is to early to freak out, just enjoy the days of being together with your husband. Putting too much pressure on yourselves will not be of help. Doctors will only consider a case as infertlity only after a year of trying to conceive. Nonetheless, having an infertility check for both of you at this early stage will be a good start. Have a nice day!