I wish you could see the smile that is beaming from my face right now. The Isthmocele repair op back in Jan, was a success!!! There is a tiny bit left over, which Dr Coetsee says is negligible, and not worth having another hysteroscopy to burn away.
There is no fluid in my womb, it is no longer collecting in the Isthmocele, and just to give you an idea size wise, in December it measured 5.5mm; today it measured 0.09mm - that's a massive improvement! We are waiting for Dr Le Roux at @capefertility
to let us know his thoughts, whether he wants to see me and if he's happy for us to proceed with another round of IVF. The gents are so excited as am I, but ultimately the final medial decision is not ours to make.
Unicorn kisses and fairy dust, this tumultuous journey might be reaching its destination in a few months 🤞❤️
I do have a fibroid but everyone is aware of it, it's outside my womb and won't pose any threat to a pregnancy x
#surrogate #surrogacy #fertility #secondaryinfertility #isthmocele #Isthmocelerepair #positivevibes #loveislove
To all the parents who have struggled to have a baby, this story is for you. Remember that each person has a different path to motherhood. What’s your journey to motherhood story?
“After reading through the over one thousand pages of my medical records, the last in a string of high risk OB’s we saw, detailed to us that his position on the matter was simple and unequivocal – he said that in his over 30+ years of work he can count on less than one hand the number of people he has told not to try to become pregnant. He added me to that list without hesitation, because for him, an attempt by me to carry would mean I would die (or at the very least become gravely ill) and I would be leaving my husband in a position of losing me and/or choosing between the baby’s life and my life.
It should have been easy to say “I just can’t do it and that is that.” I should have been fine not carrying because the consequence was so extreme, and no rational person would risk the outcome if there are other options. But I still wanted to carry –I wanted to prove it could be done, I wanted normalcy. Hearing so definitively that you cannot do the one thing your body is supposed to do, the thing that qualifies you as a woman (because men cannot do it), was crushing beyond explanation. " @suemodo17 @resolveorg
Read Susan's full story on our blog (link in profile) and comment below with some words of love for this incredible mama.
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I swear I have it all together. I just forgot where I put it. 🤷🏼♀️
What I love about creating the Surrogacy Podcast is that I get to chat with my surro-sisters and friends, and this week it was the amazing Bree. Bree gave birth to cute baby Haesel for her dads in 2017, and they're now planning another pregnancy, this time as a traditional surrogacy arrangement.
What I love about Bree and her intended parents is that they have created a family with each other, and it all started with making sure they shared the same values. Positive surrogacy experiences are about so much more than just the surrogacy itself - it's about long-lasting friendships and creating a new family together.
Episode 42 of the Podcast is now live and available on the website and where you get your Podcasts. Link in bio.
#lovemakesafamily #surrofamily #traditionalsurrogacy
This week is National Infertility Awareness Week! Inferility is a stuggle and heartache many woman and men go through. Surrogacy is one type of option for couples to seek in hopes of starting a family and I am blessed to be part of one families chance of creating one. *
Today is day 2 of progesterone injections and that means I am only days away from my transfer! This week I fly out to California to get a little peice of miracle transfered and when the baby sticks.... postitive thoughts and many prayers only. I will be able to give the future mother great news right in time for Mother's Day! Very blessed in having the opportunity to help a family build and create their family.
#surrogacy #surrogate #surrogacyjourney #transfer #nationalinfertilityawarenessweek #california #shots #progesterone #day2 #2cc #needles #prayer #positivethinking #blessed #creatingafamily
Congratulations to two of our surrogates and their IPs on the birth of healthy baby boys yesterday! 💙💙 Leave your well-wishes for the surrogates and their IPs on their sweet, little ones! 💌 #happybirthday #babyboy #surrogacyjourney
In 2018, our lives were forever blessed with the arrival of our long-awaited Giovanni, thanks to the selfless gift of surrogacy.
Although baby was placed in your arms, show your surrogate she has a place in your heart with our Surrogate Candle. Personalized with baby’s photo and year of birth, your surrogate will cherish this keepsake gift.
In light of #nationalinfertilityweek
I am so honored to follow in @journey.2.baby
footsteps, in raising our hands and sharing what infertility means to me.
Our journey has not been kind to us, it’s cruel and teases us with potential happy endings, every single transfer. It’s a cruel joke that we are ready to be parents in every possible way but have no babies to show for it. Cruelty because we waited to get married to have kids, until we were financially stable, until we both ready..and now our clock is ticking.. Infertility is non-refundable..and not just financially. Yes it’s exhausting every last fund you have to MAYBE get a shot at parenthood. Spending over $30,000 for ONE egg retrieval because insurance covers nothing. But it’s also non-refundable to your emotions. I will never get back my really bad days, the ones that left me crying, too exhausted from screaming in my pillow out of anger and frustration at my failing body. It’s non-refundable to the embabies that we loved and gave all our hopes and dreams to. To my babies in heaven that I will always imagine what you looked like and how beautiful your giggle would’ve been. Infertility stole that from me.
But our journey also holds hope. My beautiful selfless surrogate Silvia. She has given us a new light, a new guidance to our family. This is her first infertility awareness week and I wanted to include her. Our journey has become hers too, our success and failures are also hers, she is my saving grace.
To my TTC sisterhood, no matter where you are in your journey, you are not alone. To the mamas that grieve angel babies, I understand your pain. To the mothers who have given birth but remember the pain, thank you for not forgetting us. So many of us are strangers who have become family through our journeys. It’s humbling to see each other grow. WE are 1 in 8.
#infertility #infertilitysucks #infertilityawareness #infertilitycommunity #infertilityjourney #niaw #raiseyourhandforinfertility #ivf #ivfjourney #ivfsupport #ivftransfer #ivfwarrior #ivfcommunity #fet #frozenembryotransfer #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #surrogacy #surrogate #1in8 #1in4