Holly (Login wallymoto) Posted Jan 12, 2011 7:11 PM
I searched the boards for hope like you and found inspiration! Here is my story...I hope this gives you some hope! My husband and I were married for a couple of years before we tried to have a family. We got pregnant the first two times on the first try but both ended with m/c (both first term). I then had surgery for a septate uterus which was thought to be the problem. After my surgery we tried to conceive with no luck - not even a positive test. Doctors then determine that I had a blood clotting disorder called MTHFR (and elevated Antithrobin III and PAI-1) and a thyroid problem, both of which could cause conception issues. Tried some more - no luck. Our doctor then discovered that I had high FSH. That year, I turned 35 and my FSH level was 27. That same month we were told we only had a 1% chance of having our own children naturally and less than 10% with IVF (because there is a theory women with high FSH have less eggs therefore IVF is not as successful with us). We were devastated. I didn't want to do donor eggs because I had already decided I couldn't handle any more heartache so we decided to adopt.
My regular OB wanted me to get a second opinion. Went to see another doctor who did the Clomid Challenge with us to see if we would be candidates for IVF. Test came back poor and she said she wouldn't do IVF with us with the number of eggs I was producing but she told me, "Don't ever give up! Keep trying naturally because mother nature can work in mysterious ways." So we didn't give up still tried the next month while moving forward with the adoption process.
One month later I realized that I was pregnant!!! I delivered our little 1% chance baby boy on December 12, 2009. I really think the key is to find a doctor who is positive and hopeful and on your side. Post for recommendations in your area. Many doctors are too concerned about their success rates. The first doctor I saw wouldn't even do the Clomid Challenge with me - maybe it was the Clomid - maybe not. In any case, here we are. Finally parents.
Don't give up! Different things work for different people and you never know...
I wish you all the luck possible in your journey! I am getting ready to try again for #2...who knows?