In 2016, we were so excited to find out we were pregnant. One of my best friends found out the day before she was also pregnant and my other best friend was 2 weeks behind us. We went in for our second ultrasound two days before Christmas, and heard the words, "there's no heartbeat."
Those words started a journey we never expected. We didn't know our journey would include 8 miscarriages. A few months later, we were pregnant again and once again, we heard those same words. This time after the D&C, my OB at the time, didn't remove all the remains of conception. I ended up being in the hospital for 13 days and had to have another D&C. My Dr. removed what he could without causing additional issues and I finally passed the tissue four months later, which resulted in another D&C. During this, the doctor determined that I had a septum in my uterus. I had two more miscarriages before I found a doctor that would remove the septum. I had a septoplasty to remove it. Hopeful that was causing our miscarriages, we tried again. We carried this baby the longest. We heard those horrible words again, "there's no heartbeat." Another D&C. Here comes another pregnancy. This time my sister told me she was pregnant. When she found out how far a long she was, we had the same exact due date. Unfortunately, I heard those words again. We decided to then do chromosome testing to see if that was potentially why we were miscarrying. The results were normal, and I didn't know it would tell you the sex of the baby. The doctor told me it was a girl and I was overwhelmed with tears. My sister went on to have a healthy baby boy that we love like our own. We believe that God put a little bit of our angel in his personality. We got pregnant again and then again found out I was having another miscarriage. We did chromosome testing again and it was normal. This time we were having a boy. I got pregnant again and just afer a few weeks, I miscarried again. In 2 1/2 years, I had 7 miscarriages, 2 hospitalizations, and 9 surgeries. I started seeing a Reproductive Immunologist and they have been wonderful!
It took us over a year to get pregnant, so we started the IVF journey. My husband and I decided we should try IVF even though our insurance does not cover it. We found out 2 days before we were suppose to start IVF, I was pregnant. We thought this was our miracle baby. Heartbreaking, we had another miscarriage.
We tried again for a few months on our own and weren't able to get pregnant. We are doing IVF this month and didn't try again our own. it. We know it won't be a guarantee that if we get pregnant, we won't have another miscarriage. We are trusting God and his plan for us