Dreaming of a Baby

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Raised by 12 people in 77 months

Sean & Shaina!

 
We need help making our dream of having a baby come true. Please help us by donating towards our fertility treatments. HOPE FAITH LOVE!

The story begins in 2006 with two teenagers that who started flirting at work. Sean and I met working together at a inventory company that traveled around the northwest states. We were 18 years old and just stepping out into the world. We started hanging out with friends and eventually started dating. It was an instant attraction that grew to so much more. Christmas 2007 Sean sent me on the best scavenger hunt of my life that ended to the man of my dreams down on one knee. 
 
Shortly after we were engaged I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance of a female sex hormones. This may lead to menstrual cycle changes, trouble getting pregnant, and other health changes.) We really didn't comprehend the meaning of this. My doctor at the time gave me an encouraging - "You probably won't be able to have kids," prescribed me a medicine that was suppose to help balance my hormones that made me horribly sick. Then sent me out the door.
 
Almost 2 years late September 13, 2009 we were married. The PCOS was something we really didn't talk about. It was there but it was a sore subject, almost as if we didn't talk about it then it wasn't real. We didn't tell friend and family. But then the famous question. The one question that breaks your heart everytim... "When are you guys having kids?" You answer, "We aren't ready!" then "We are trying!" Then you have to start telling people. "We might not be able to have children!" You have to admit you have fertility problems.
 
Almost 3 years and still no baby and no progress. Going to doctors that do not have knowledge of what they are treating and telling you take birth control... because they think it solves the problem, when really it just masks it. Trying to keep a smile on your face when secretly you are crying inside. Knowing that you would do anything you could to make it a reality. Asking why this is happening to you when there are people having babies everyday you never wanted or want them. Trying to keep hope when the road ahead looks hopeless.
 
We are asking for a miracle! We are trying to achieve the impossible. But we believe it can happen if the funds were available to start proper treatment with a specialist!
 

 

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After a couple years we have finally made it to see a Fertility Specialist. So we have been traveling 47 miles each way multiple times a week. We just finished our FIRST cycle of treatment, and we were unsuccessful.

The reality of how much money this is really going to take is setting in. The doctor wants to move on to In Vitro Fertilization. A $15,000 procedure.

1st Consultation = $350
1st Baseline Ultrasound = $284
1st Round of Clomid = $18
1st Semen Analysis = $115
2nd Semen Analysis = $115
HSG Testing to test for tube defects = $500
1st Mid-Cycle Ultrasound = $284
1st Trigger Shot = $109
1st Sperm Freeze = $250
1st IUI =$405
1st Beta Blood Pregnancy Test = $86 (NEGATIVE)
2nd Consultation = $150
2nd Baseline Ultrasound = $284
2nd Round of Clomid = $18

Grand Total so Far.... $2968
plus gas for the trips
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So far I have been to 3 acupuncture sessions. I am trying have hard to stick to the NO cold food or drinks that she suggested. It is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I have been drinking a lot of tea lately"¦ Since that is my main beverage is tea I thought that there might be tea that helps promote fertility. Browsing google I found FertiliTea. After reading dozens of reviews and articles I figured I would give it a try.

"FertiliTea is the natural, healthful "“ and delicious "“ herbal tea designed to support the entire reproductive system and help optimize your chances of conceiving. Designed by fertility expert Amos Grunebaum, MD, FertiliTea is the only herbal tea that offers a complete spectrum of carefully selected fertility-enhancing ingredients.

How Does FertiliTea Support Reproductive Health?

Chasteberry (Vitex) stimulates the hormones involved in ovulation and restores female hormonal balance. It's useful in normalizing pituitary gland function and the balance of progesterone and estrogen levels. Vitex is used as an herbal treatment for infertility and is especially helpful for women with irregular cycles, ovulate issues, or a short luteal phase (a shortened second half of the menstrual cycle). The effectiveness of Vitex increases over time with continued use.

Red Raspberry Leaf is highly regarded for its ability to tone the uterus and muscles of the pelvic region. A highly nutritive ingredient, Red Raspberry is a powerful fertility-promoting herb, especially when used in combination with Peppermint.

Green Tea is a powerful antioxidant that enhances reproductive health by repairing the oxidative damage that occurs naturally as the result of environmental toxins and aging. A study from the American Journal of Public Health found that drinking 1/2 cup or more of green tea daily doubled the odds of conception per cycle. Due to the inclusion of Green Tea, there is a very slight touch of caffeine (equal to just 1/25th a cup of coffee).

Ladies Mantle is a "tonic" (tones and brings health) herb that is useful in regulating a woman's monthly cycle. It also exerts a toning effect on the cervix.

Nettle Leaf contains a wide spectrum of vitamins and minerals that are critical to good reproductive health, including Vitamins A, C, D, K, Potassium, Phosphorous, Iron, and Sulfur. Nettle Leaf also contains Calcium "“ a mineral that affects a woman's ability to conceive and maintain pregnancy.

Peppermint Leaf gives FertiliTea a delicious flavor & has the added benefit of serving as a sexual stimulant!"
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While everyone is in the Shopping Spirit... head on over and check out our online fundraiser!

Rada fundraiser....
www.HelpOurFundraiser.com
ordering number: 504125
password: shaina06
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Had my first acupuncture appointment yesterday. Not as bad as I thought it would be! They suggested that I come in 1-2 times a week for at least a month to get the best results. So this is where we are starting"¦ I am going to try to get in there as frequently as possible!

She did have a few tips that I never thought of"¦

1. Do not drink cold beverages "“ she explained as, just like in the winter when things freeze and slows things down, cold beverages slow down the flow in your body.

2. Try to keep your lower back warm "“ almost as in the answer as above, to keep the blood flowing properly in that area will help.

She had other tips but these were the ones that I found most interesting and had never heard before.
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April O'Callaghan
76 months ago

I have PCOS also and it can be very trying. I know it sounds really dumb and you may have already tried it but as soon as I started a regular exercise routine I was able to become pregnant. Good luck and prayers to you both. I don't know you personally but only truly dedicated, loving and strong people could do what you are doing.

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Jessica Myer
76 months ago

I can't wait until the day your dream is reached, you both will make the most loving parents!

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73 months ago (Offline Donation)

Well the candle sell is officially over and all the orders have been tallied... The grand total in profit from this sale! $328

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michelle
75 months ago

good luck guys!

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chels
75 months ago
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Apryl&joey bogue
75 months ago

Hey shaina, we wish you two the best of luck with your dreams of having a baby! Sorry we couldnt give more at this time!

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75 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Breeana
75 months ago

I love you both so much!! I know you will make great parents. Good luck and stay positive!

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75 months ago
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Casey Felger
75 months ago

good luck with it all! hoping and praying! love you

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Angela McLeod
75 months ago

Best of luck to you both I love and miss you I will keep you in my prayers!

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Donnell Ebarrete
76 months ago

Hello, My Name is Donnell and I am a family friend of Jaree's uncle Jason Adams. I hope this small donation will continue to grow and help you and your family pursue your goals. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless. Sincerely, Donnell Ebarrete

April O'Callaghan
76 months ago

I have PCOS also and it can be very trying. I know it sounds really dumb and you may have already tried it but as soon as I started a regular exercise routine I was able to become pregnant. Good luck and prayers to you both. I don't know you personally but only truly dedicated, loving and strong people could do what you are doing.

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Jessica Myer
76 months ago

I can't wait until the day your dream is reached, you both will make the most loving parents!

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