In October 2013, Amy began hormone treatments. A few days before the egg retrieval surgery, their doctor recommended that they cancel the cycle because the hormones were not producing enough follicles. She did not think they would get more than a couple eggs and recommended that they try a more aggressive treatment to produce as many eggs as possible.
In November & early December 2013, Amy & Justin tried again with nearly double the hormones. The doctor was able to retrieve 16 eggs but because of the increased hormones, Amy's body reacted by going into hyperstimulation and accumulated fluid around the ovaries and uterus. This forced them to postpone the transfer and freeze all or their eggs. 13 of them survived the fertilization process and then 7 of those survived the freezing.
In January 2014, hormone treatments began again and on Jan 29th, they underwent the transfer. 10 days later, they received wonderful news that they were pregnant. About a week and a half after the positive pregnancy test, Amy miscarried. The news was heartbreaking but both Amy & Justin are staying strong and hopeful. They both want to try again but are now struggling to afford another try. Due to the polyp removal surgery, cancelled cycle and postponed transfer, their saving and inheritance money have disappeared.
IFV is an expensive process where the medications alone can cost a few hundred dollars each. We now turn to you, our family and friends, to help raise money to give Amy & Justin another chance at the family they dream of. Please share our story and help pass on hope...
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