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Karen and Taj

Karen and Taj

After having my 1st daughter in 2008 with no complications, my husband and I started trying for a second child in 2013. We soon found out it wasn’t so easy. We had been trying from 2013-2017. I was told I can get pregnant, which I was able to, but wasn’t able to carry to full term. My family doctor didn’t think I needed to see a specialist/gynecologist.

I kept insisting - thinking something is wrong with me. My gynecologist did lab work and I found out I had a difficult time carrying once pregnant due to medical genetics. My #1 karyotype would switch with #11; meaning either too much of something or not enough. My body thinks I’m pregnant then recognizes it’s faulty & would result in a miscarriage.

I had gone through 6 miscarriages and an ectopic. In 2016 I wasn’t able to get pregnant. We did 1 cycle of IUI which was NOT successful. I was about to give up. Crying, coming to terms that I may not be able to have another child or to give my daughter a sibling. Then a miracle happened and I was pregnant March 2017. Worried if this one doesn’t make it by 3 months I was so scared. Truly a blessing we gave birth to our 2nd healthy baby girl December 12, 2017.

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