A number of you seem to be still getting the "zero chance" speech, and I just wanted to put it into perspective, and say that doctors don't know everything.
At 44 years old, and with an FSH [follicle stimulating hormone] high of 19.6, I was told I had virtually no chance of having a baby by a number of doctors.
After three years of trying to conceive, two miscarriages and two failed IVF [in vitro fertilization] cycles using high stims (classic poor response: 2-3 follicles, one embryo, BFN [big fat negative] both times), I feared they were right.
Then I became pregnant naturally!
I was doing acupuncture and reflexology, using OPKs [ovulation predictor kits] and BBTs [basal body thermometer] and taking a ton of vitamins, oligo-minerals and homeopathy grains.
I had no special diet but ate healthily - including dairy and red meat - and had the occasional glass of red wine.
It’s been nearly two years since my daughter was born.
I know I am very, very lucky - and I count my blessings every day.
I just wanted to pass on my experience, because when I was desperate and losing all hope, it would cheer me up to read success stories on this board.
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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Baby Next Time
by Nicole Klieff
-- based on a true-life account of a woman's discovery of infertility at the age of 35.
This is a compelling roller-coaster insight to the world of IVF exposing treatments and emotions over a nine year span.
Written with humour on such a dark and taboo subject of pregnancy loss and infertility this honest account is directed to the many across the world in a similar predicament.
The book is written in the hope that people will pursue to seek out the reasons for the most common complaint of "unexplained infertility".
Paperback: 140 pages - Click to order/for more info: Baby Next Time - US | Canada | UK
Hardcover: 140 pages - Click to order/for more info: Baby Next Time - US | Canada | UK
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