Friday, February 21, 2014

Show Us Your Life....

Kelly runs a weekly series on Friday-where you can link up to the weekly topic.
This week is Infertility.

I'm an infertility survivor...twice.
And then had the shock of a lifetime with a spontaneous pregnancy. 

I was diagnosed with PCOS at 19 and was fortunate enough to have a classmate whose father is a RE, Dr. Beloved.  
At the young age of 19 I was diagnosed as infertile.  
At 20 I got married, and about six months later I began, what would ultimately be an 8 month journey to our first successful attempt.
Failed clomid, and failed IUIs...but success on an elective single embryo transfer-that decision was made based on my age and because I was a student. I was also diagnosed with a small uterus, so we wanted to reduce as much risk as we could.  
Moshe, now four, was born 9 months later.

My infertility reared it's ugly head immediately after his birth and it was tough to regulate my frequent bleeding-but important because of the laws of Family Purity.
Religious Infertility it's called.  
Thankfully, when Moshe was 12 months old, we had a consult with Dr. Beloved and a few weeks later did another single embryo transfer.  
Dovy, now two, was born 9 months later.
Believe me, you don't have to tell me how lucky I am. 

I caught a break after Dovy-no bleeding, whatsoever.  
When I went in for my first monitoring appointment to begin our journey to another transfer, I shockingly found out I was pregnant.
It was not a medically easy pregnancy, you can read about that HEREHERE, HERE, HERE 
Hannah is 6 months old. 

Just yesterday I committed to continue on my infertility journey, I began NuvaRing yesterday, because I am frequently and irregularly bleeding, again.

This topic is somewhat taboo in my religious community-many choose to keep this battle silent.
For you, I blog.
Creating awareness and increasing sensitivity. 

<3 Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. #Perspective #BeKind
 I began a monthly series called A Journey to Parenthood, where I showcase a story of infertility.
You can read some HERE, HERE, and HERE.
I'm always looking for new submissions, please e-mail me at asrubin10@gmail

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this post. My husband and I just started TTC and I have PCOS. Your story gives me hope. Thank you for not being afraid to share it.


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