Ala and Tom
We’ve been trying to conceive a baby for more than 3 years now, since we got married in 2013.
Since it was not happening for us, we decided to get some answers.
Over the past year, we have been seeing a Fertility Specialist in Ottawa. After many tests and ultrasounds, our doctor noticed that there is something funny going on with my fallopian tubes.
On November 28th, 2016, I had a surgery called a Diagnostic Laparoscopy where I was put under full anaesthesia, and my doctor made 2 incisions – one on the side of my belly and one in my belly button – and went into my body with a tiny camera to check out my tubes.
We finally got some answers! It turns out that my fallopian tubes are no good! They are both completely blocked, dilated and full of fluid. This is a condition called Hydrosalpinges. We also found out that I have a reduced ovarian reserve, which means I have fewer eggs left than the average lady at my age (31).
The GOOD NEWS is that on January 9th, 2017 I had another surgery, this time to remove both of my tubes completely, it’s called a Laparoscopic Bilateral Salpingectomy.
As a result, I will never have the opportunity to conceive a baby naturally – EVER. But, on the POSITIVE side, removing both of my tubes will increase our chances to conceive a baby through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
This is very exciting because it means that we can still have a baby and there is HOPE!
We will be able to start IVF as soon as I heal from my surgery – so realistically, as soon as March 2017! Woo Hoo!
We have launched https://LifeLoveIVF.com to share our journey to making a baby, with the hopes of inspiring other couples and spreading awareness about IVF and infertility. Check out our Vlogs documenting our journey so far!
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When my husband and I got married in 2013, we never imagined the journey we’d take to become parents. Our biggest worry was timing the start of our family right.
As newlyweds three years ago, my husband and I knew that we wanted children as soon as possible. As each month went by, I had a feeling in my gut that something wasn’t right.
Finding out shortly after high school that I had PCOS, I always kept the thought of having difficulty conceiving in the back of my mind.