by norlisa k (745 Posts), Tue Jun 01, 2004 04:14 pm
Like Tracy, I want to show you a light of hope. My husband and I tried for four years to get pregnant, and both of us went through surgeries, pills and medications that made me (and him) insane, lots of tears, and almost lost hope. Negative pregnancy tests went on month after month, and then year after year. We ended up having to do IVF and ICSI (in vitro fertilization and intra cytoplasmic sperm injection)--and the day that they retrieved my eggs, one of the reproductive endocrinologists called and said that the eggs looked "old," and that there is probably another aspect of infertility that wasn't explored yet. We were devastated. But, three days later, the embryologist told us that there were four embryos. Two were implanted, both took, and now we have twins! [:)] There was a smooth transition between our fertility docs and my OB perinatologist. We had the greatest support from our fertility docs and nurses, and then our wonderful OB perinatologist and his nurse--which made all of the difference in the world. All of this happened despite infertility, chronic hypertension before pregnancy, gestational diabetes, group beta strep, twins, and me not being in the greatest of shape. (Thanks forever to our nurses and docs for taking great care of all of us!) Our dreams came true, and my sincerest hopes are that all of yours do, too.
Norlisa Keffer(35), Washington State Co-Coordinator/Moderator, Mothers of Multiples/Co-Moderator, Trying to Conceive
Joseph/Josephine Our Angel in Heaven
Mary Frances and Samuel (a.k.a. Frankie and Sammy) 38 weeks, 5/26/03, no preeclampsia during pregnancy, mom severe blood pressure problems post-partum