When I was about to embark on my first IVF cycle, I was on a quest to find my “Infertility Twin-” the woman who was once just like me (same age, same diagnosis, same fertility stats) – but now had a baby.
After my first miscarriage, and especially after my second, the need to find others who had been there and survived to tell the tale was even more urgent. I must have read hundreds of old blogs, going backwards trying to piece together their stories, looking for answers that might give me hope for my own story.
Now that I have my own happy ending- (although I still have secondary infertility to look forward to) I want to help others find hope. Not every story ends with a baby or pregnancy- and I know that sometimes “hope” can be cruel- but if nothing else, I’ve always found comfort in hearing from others who have been there too.
The stories I share here will be categorized to make it easy to find your “Infertile Twin,” and will include writers’ contact information when possible so you can ask questions and get support from your own “Infertile Mentor.”
As I eventually find the courage to try the last two frozen embryos from my doomed first IVF cycle, I’ll be looking for my twin as well: Seeking that mythical person who had a successful pregnancy from the last two frozen embryos of an IVF cycle that ended in miscarriage for both the fresh and following frozen cycles. Hope, anyone?