Corey and I knew we wanted to have children soon after marriage. We began trying to conceive and with every passing month, the pregnancy tests were always negative.
A while ago, I remembered my doctor telling me I may have PCOS, so I thought this could be why I wasn’t getting pregnant. My diagnosis was confirmed a few years later.
After 5 rounds of Clomid, we decided to come to Shady Grove Fertility to get help making our dreams of parenthood come true.
Coming to SGF
After 2 unsuccessful IUIs, 1 IVF egg retrieval, and 2 unsuccessful IVF transfers, we decided to start from the beginning and do one more medicated, timed cycle before transferring our last embryo with IVF. On August 1, 2018 we were thrilled to see a positive pregnancy test.
Words cannot fully describe our happiness. We never thought this moment would ever come true for us. We’ve dreamed of this day for a very long time, and spent years climbing hills that just seemed to constantly turn into steeper mountains. Through patience, perseverance, prayer, and the staff at Shady Grove Fertility, our dream came true.
Thank you to Dr. Beall at the Columbia office. She was the doctor who helped me with my successful cycle. Casey was my nurse throughout all of my cycles, and she was great!
Our SGF miracle
We welcome our baby boy, Camden, on March 28, 2019. He weighed 6lbs, 7oz and measured 20 inches long. Being a new mom is such a rewarding experience. Seeing our son smile and hearing him coo brings so much joy to our lives.
For Camden’s newborn photo shoot, we wanted to celebrate his birth and all that we went through to have him. We dressed Camden in a rainbow blanket to honor the loss we experienced after our second IVF transfer, and to symbolize there is always a rainbow after a storm.
Advice to future patients
In the beginning, I felt alone, but as soon as I began opening up about infertility, I learned how many other couples have experienced or are experiencing the same issues. Having a strong support system, talking to others with similar experiences, and holding onto hope that one day there will be a rainbow after the storm kept me strong throughout this journey.
Trust your instincts. IVF isn’t always the final step in achieving a successful pregnancy. We never gave up hope. We kept our dream alive month after month, and finally, our decision to start overworked for us. Infertility doesn’t define you. It makes you a stronger person, and as long as you continue to remain hopeful, the outcome will be beautiful. We beat infertility and so can you!