My fertility journey has been my life’s greatest challenge. I always dreamt of being a mother, but life doesn’t always go to plan… Spoiler alert – yes we are pregnant via egg donation from my amazing sister. I would say its ‘the greatest gift of all’.
Month-after-month we were disappointed – 63 months worth of negative pregnancy tests to be precise (You can watch video 1 of our journey here). Each month slowly stripped away my womanhood… The only thing I’ve ever really been sure of – to be a mumma with my gorgeous husband. Our dream to grow our family seemed so far away, yet we never gave up hope. Over and over, my Perfect Pete would whisper in my ear…
‘Whatever it takes my sweet’
SO HERE WE ARE 20 WEEKS PREGNANT:
# 5 years later
# 12 IVFs on
# 8 different IVF doctors – just 1 more opinion, please??
# A plethora of pills, supplements and herbs consumed
# Hundreds of blood tests, scans and examinations
# $253,000 lighter
# 15kgs heavier than when I started fertility treatment – and that was even before I fell pregnant (thanks IVF drugs and pre-pregnancy steroids)
FERTILITY CHALLENGES ARE:
Painful | questions | doctors | loss | fear | waiting | invasive | frustration | broken dreams | weight gain | needles | tests | sadness | tears | highs | lows | raw emotion
But you know what, its OK, actually it’s more than OK. We are over the moon with excitement and so grateful for the opportunity to experience parenthood. We are so looking forward to meeting our Sprout and growing and learning together.
I will never forget our fertility journey – the absolute highs and lows of this roller-coaster… Its part of who I am. It’s changed me. It’s ignited a fire in me to help others on this journey.
Our video is a story of love, life and egg donation…
Pete and I dedicate this video to my amazing sister Suz (because of you, we get to live our dream), our family, friends and all those struggling to conceive.
Thank-you for sharing in our story. We hope you enjoy our video.
I love reading through and answering all your comments below. Do you or someone you know have an inspiring fertility story to share?
Also do you know someone who might benefit from watching our video, please feel free to send their way.