When it comes to the dreaded ‘two week wait’ between your IVF transfer and receiving your pregnancy result, I have lived every emotion that it can bring.
In fact, in total, I have waited for 28 weeks, given I have completed 14 IVF transfers.
I understand the physical and emotional journey that IVF takes you on.
After conceiving our first born on our first IVF cycle, we were unaware of the heartache that lay ahead. When our daughter was two years old, we proceeded with another IVF transfer. Little did we know that the next seven years of our lives would be consumed with multiple IVF failures.
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The odds were against us, but just a few months before my 40th birthday and on our 14th IVF attempt, we welcomed a son, one week shy of our daughter’s ninth birthday. A reminder that miracles are possible, after countless setbacks.
I want to champion always having hope, to support those who are often navigating the journey, without friends and family truly understanding the highs and lows of infertility.
I wasn’t born resilient. I have learnt it through experiences like IVF - and so will you. My IVF experience has shaped the person I am today.