Thank you for clicking on this link, Ry and i both appreciate it so much.
Before you read our story id just like to explain to you how much a baby would mean to both of us.
We have been ready to make two of us 'three' since 2009.
We are desperate for a baby and would do anything in our power to start a family.... we have spent well over $20,000 on fertility related surgeries and IVF. We have bills coming out of our ears and with me working a business, all the time i take off work for ivf i don't get paid for.
If there is anyway you could help us with a donation, we would appreciate it alot!
Ryan and I begun trying for a baby just after we bought our house after my 18th Birthday, we had no idea of the heart wrenching journey we had ahead of us.
Just like every other couple we tried each month with no success... 6 months passed with no pregnancy and irregular periods we decided to see a specialist.
The dr had no good news for us, he said i have 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, cysts in the ovaries, trouble getting pregnant, and other health changes.
We began clomid fertility treatment, the drug that is supposed to (80%of women) make you ovulate regularly. You guessed it, it didn't work for us. About $400 per month for drs fees, drugs, scans etc
The dr then said that i was too overweight and that why i wasn't falling pregnant so i had weight loss surgery and lost 35kgs!
Months passed and still no sign of ovulation/a regular period.
I was then told that maybe my tubes were blocked, so i had a dye test to check. $200 later and a 'possibly blocked' result the dr suggested i had a laperoscopy and ovarian fertility drilling.
So i have my surgery and thankfully everything is fine, my uterus is great and my tubes aren't blocked, this surgery was about $3400.
I do some more rounds of clomid after my surgery expecting to see results from my ovarian drilling, but still no ovulation
This next part of our journey has been our biggest regret so far.
We went to do a round of IVF in Sydney at a low cost clinic, because money is starting to get tight.. long story short my IVF cycle is cancelled at the start and our accommodation is already payed for and we were out of pocket about $7000! with no embryo inside me.
After saving up some more cash very slowly we were able to complete a *semi successful* cycle of IVF in Brisbane last month.
We were implanted with one embryo but my period came and the cycle didn't result in a pregnancy.
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