When I was 16, I was told I would never be able to get pregnant. Just before I met my husband, I saw a specialist who told me that while I would be able to carry, I would need an egg donor to get pregnant. When my husband and I were ready to have a baby, we initially thought it would be easy. Well, it wasn’t. We were offered eggs from many well-meaning people who changed their minds before donating. After years of heartbreak, we finally turned to DEBUSA which made our dream to have a child possible. Two IVF cycles, two different egg donors, 13 eggs, 4 embryos, 3 transfers, and 102 progesterone shots later, we finally have our baby girl! She was born July 24th 2015. You don’t need to share DNA to build a family – I love my daughter as though we do.
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July 18, 2009 was the happiest day of my life, the day I married my husband. It wasn’t until two years later that a harsh reality set in.
The idea of sharing our journey is terrifying to me, yet I have gained so much from hearing about other people’s journeys that I knew I needed to share ours.
I’ve always been open about just about any struggle I’ve ever gone through, but experiences with infertility need to be out there, read, heard, and understood.