I did six rounds of IVF

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I did six rounds of IVF between 2004 and 2007, including one with donor sperm. I also did a frozen embryo transfer with donor embryos. Receiving the package of IVF meds in the mail was so exciting, then we'd get to the embryo transfer and the excruciating two-week wait to see if it worked. Twice, it did and was so thrilling, but both times, something was wrong with the embryo and I lost the pregnancy.
I wish I'd known from the start how happy I would be as an adoptive mom. I adopted my son after my treatments failed, and I now have the most amazing 8-year-old boy. If the price I had to pay to be his mom was four years of treatments and two miscarriages, then so be it. He was worth the trouble
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I am sure it must have been extremely difficult for you. Constant failed ivfs and not being able to achieve the desired result is the most frustrating thing. However, I am glad that you are now a mom and are very happy about the decision. I too am considering opting for surrogacy. As I have come across a really known clinic. I am hoping that things from this point in time will move fastly. I am really excited about this whole process as people say that it highly successful. I am keeping my hopes low and am hoping that nothing goes wrong.
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OMG!!! That's such great story! Well, I am really happy to hear that...But, I'm a little hopeful with my IVF later this year. So, yeah! Wish me luck. I intended to be a good mother just like you...But, my first priority is to have a child of my own...TC!
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hey shiwangi, you are truly a great person.You have a big heart.You have the courage and what not.Being infertile.Then going through numerous IVF .Then failing them.Then even coping up with them Not leaving hope of any kind that you might never have a chance to be a mother.It takes a lot to be that hell of a person.I really look up to you now.You are a superhero.Now after that adopting a hopeless child.Is truly inspiring.I wish i could have had that heart.I really want to ask you a question.Have you ever thought of being a mom through surrogacy?Didn't it come to your mind?I am myself unable to carry a child.So looking through surrogacy as it attracts me,.Yours is a different kind of story.As most people opt for surrogacy at the end and seem very happy.So why not you?
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Hey there Shiwangi. How are you doing? I hope its all great. I am really sorry to hear about your infertility. The failed attempts must have been very stressful. I know cause I had infertility issue too. I was really devasted when I heard it. However, you seem to be really strong. You had the courage to go through it all. It doesn't matter how you get your happiness back. Adoption is beautiful. Give a child the loving mother he would have never gotten is very beautiful. I hope everything goes well for you. I wish you good luck. Take care.
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Hi Shiwangi! Your story is very inspiring. It's great to see how you didn't let infertility destroy your life. Adoption is a very beautiful yet generous option to go for. You took an impeccable decision. I hope you live a wonderful life which is full of happiness. Lots of love.xx
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I am certain it more likely than not been to a great degree troublesome for you. Consistent fizzled ivfs and not having the capacity to accomplish the coveted outcome is the most disappointing thing. Nonetheless, I am happy that you are presently a mother and are exceptionally cheerful about the choice.
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Such an inspiring story love. Rather than grieving on your condition, you decided to be happy. Give my love to your little one. He is lucky to have a mother like you. The six rounds must have been really difficult. Despite all this, you gave happiness to a lost soul. Kudos to you beautiful, I really adore your passion. I went through several fertility treatments myself. It is all exhausting. My husband decided to adopt as well. The process took so long and once again I felt like there is nothing for me in it. You know adoption process is different in different states. I was unfortunate in this regard as well. Finally, I decided to have a surrogate baby. It took 3 months to find a surrogate mother. After 9nmonths I had twins in my hands. I am forever thankful to the beautiful soul for carrying my lifelines.
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Hi Love, so sorry to hear about you. You are really a strong lady. Even after so many unsuccessful attempts, you never lost hope. Adopting a baby is good and is meaningful too. You have given your name to an unknown, that’s great. Being a mother is the biggest wish of any woman. That’s why you opted to adopt a baby instead. But science has also opened many unblocked doors. Modern technology has gifted us with surrogacy. Many infertile ones are taking benefit of it, that sounds good. You could be so much lucky too. In surrogacy, a surrogate mother will carry your child. she will give birth to the child who will be genetically yours. So, go for it now. Time is still in hands. Many clinics online are offering unlimited tries of surrogacy at affordable rates. Hope you will have your own baby too!
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Aww that is so cute. I am so happy for you. You both deserve each other. I am glad to see that things worked out for you. Good luck for everything. Stay blessed. Much love. XX
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Hey Shiwangi, Hope you will be fine. Dear you seems to be a brave lady indeed. The way you face all the difficult and long waiting phase of IVF is really appreciatable. You bear all that with patience. Although you were disheartened many times. But still you managed yourself to try again. And atlast you succeeded by being an adoptive mom. This all credit goes to your will power.
I am also in consideration to start with IVF. As I also can't conceive naturally due to heart problem. Now I am praying that God gives me so much courage and determination like you that I face all the stages of IVF with courage. Please pray for me. And guide me that from where you avail the services? I will keep in touch with you to take further guidance from you in my IVF journey. May I succeed in my IVF journey.
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Hello there. How are you? I hope you're doing great. This is a really nice story. I'm glad you had a happy end to your IVF journey. A lot of people lose hope completely after one method. Fact is, not everything works for everyone. I'm delighted that you kept the faith after the failed IVF procedure. Adoption is a very safe way to go, as well. Some people prefer having babies genetically related to them. Maybe, surrogacy would've worked for you. If you're happy then it's perfect for you, of course. I hope I can share my happy experience with surrogacy with everyone, here. Still waiting for the good news! Thank you for this, though, it cheered me up!
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This is absolutely amazing. I am so moved! I love hearing stories of successful IVF and surrogacy treatments, but this is just something else. My own is a surrogacy one actually. Anyway. Adoption stories are so inspirational! Thank you for sharing this. I wish you and your son all the best!
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Hi! So glad to know you're happy to have a child. Not all of us cope up well with situations like this. I also had a miscarriage 6 years. I was terrified. But my husband said we should try again and we did. And i had a miscarriage again. I was scared and devastated. I went into depression. Days and nights all i could think about was having a child. Then my family friend introduced us to IVF. She told us about all the benefits of the process. First i was reluctant but then my husband and my friend convinced me. I'm glad i opted for it. I've a 3 years old son now. He means the world to me. Being mother is so beautiful. I'm blessed!
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Hey!! This sounds amazing. Six rounds is a lot. IVF wasn't for you. This is exactly why going to a good doctor is important. They don't just tell us the other options, they tell us the options that have a chance of working for us. Take me for example. My husband and I got our fertility tests done after trying for a baby for three years. It turned out my uterus wasn't strong enough to carry a child. I never even got pregnant once because of my husband's low sperm motility. If I had gone for IVF, I could've gotten pregnant. But I know the pregnancy wouldn't have stuck. It would have ended up in a miscarriage which is worse. So My doctor told me IVF wouldn't work for me. I had my son a year ago via surrogacy in Ukraine. It was the best choice for me. I'm glad you are happy with your son. Adoption sounds like a great option too.
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Hi, there! I hope you're doing alright. I can understand how you might feel. It's insane to think that you might have to go through all that. Six rounds are too much! It must have been a tough situation to be fair. I'm glad it's over, at least. There are other methods, too. You could've opted for IUIs. You decided to go for adoption, that's nice. There's also surrogacy, for other women. You can all try these out. IVF can be very effective if done for the right troubles. Congratulations to you, though. I'm glad at least your journey has ended.
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I can't understand this. It makes absolutely no sense. You probably got treated at some below par clinic. I'm sorry you had to go through all that. Six rounds, though, makes no sense! It might not be a viable option for you. If that was the case, you should not have persisted with it. These procedures are quite expensive. You probably didn't get lucky with your choice of the clinic. This is why I always stress the importance of a good clinic. Either way, it's good to see you managed to conceive. You deserve the best, no doubt about it! Congratulations to you! I'm glad your journey came to an end. I'm very happy for you.
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I'm afraid, I have to agree with Lilliana. You've probably been unlucky with the choice of the clinic. There are other methods, as well. They should have encouraged you to go for maybe, IUI? There are options, that's what's mind-boggling. How could they persist with this? Best of luck to you! I hope things get better.
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I am glad that after so many failed cycles things worked. Congratulations to you! One of the reasons why I tell everyone and myself to not lose hope. The technology in this field has definitely improved. Therefore, the chances of conceiving are greater. I myself am in the middle of my second IVF cycle. Previously we had opted for 5 IUI cycles. All of them failed for us. We then opted for IVF as well. However, the first IVF cycle failed. This time we have switched to a different clinic. Really hoping that with them things work. So far everything has been great. We are currently in the 2WW. I am extremely nervous but hoping for the best.
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I am really sorry to read about your struggle. I can understand how hard this all must be for you. It is indeed a very difficult journey. I myself have gone through a lot. I was told that I suffered from endometriosis stage 3. The doctors performed a laparoscopy. However, my situation didn't improve. I was so disappointed that why was nothing working out for me. I then visited another doctor and he diagnosed me with something else. There was so much confusion! We opted for several treatments. I did everything possible. Eventually contacted a clinic abroad as my last hope. They have invited us for the first free visit. I am really hoping they are able to help.
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Six rounds of IVF? Damn, you've had it quite hard! I can't imagine how much you must hate those TWWs! They would have been tough to maneuver. I'm sorry you've had a rough time TTC. I hope things get better for you! Best of luck and lots of baby dust. x
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