This was my post last year after suffering through infertility: I still think of our sisters and brothers in the trenches. Not a day goes by that I don't remember the pain Al and I went through.
fighting infertility for over four years straight, Al and I are
expecting twins later in the Fall. I think it is very important for
people to understand what we went through for to get to this point.
During our four year struggle we went
through 2 ivf’s, 7 iui’s, 6 miscarriages, 3 surgeries, and too many to
count injections and medications. Finally last September we decided to
go with an alternative treatment and see a Reproductive Immunologist in
Chicago. She found that my body was attacking the embryos and I have
several immune issues along with clotting factors. We started on daily
blood thinner injections and steroids. I am also doing weekly plasma
infusions to keep my body from attacking the babies. It all paid off
after so many years of heartbreak. I hope that we are capable of giving
these babies everything they need, but I know without a doubt they will
be loved beyond measure. I will also NEVER forget our struggle or the
others going through this daily.