Both Have Unexplained Fertility Issues – Pregnancy
My husband and I always wanted a big family, so naturally we started trying to conceive as soon as the honeymoon started. We were young, healthy, active individuals and I had a child from a previous marriage, so we had no reason to believe we wouldn’t get pregnant right away. After several months and no luck, we decided to seek professional help. We quickly learned that we both have “unexplained” fertility issues that deem us unable to conceive children without the help of In-Vitro Fertilization. It was an arduous process, but we were blessed our first try at it, and welcomed a baby girl into our family in May of 2007. We had hoped for siblings close in age, so when she was still an infant we attempted another IVF cycle. We got pregnant, but suffered a devastating early miscarriage. No medical explanation for our loss could be found, so we regrouped and tried again with IVF#3 a couple of months later. Again we got pregnant, and again we miscarried. On to IVF#4, which resulted in a negative pregnancy test—none of the embryos had even implanted. More doctors were consulted, more tests were run, and still no answers. We had been trying unsuccessfully for almost three years, with nothing but hospital bills to show for it. That’s when we took a long break from the “specialists” and took a holistic approach to our fertility. We started a nutrition regimen and acupuncture with Dr. Cooper for several months leading up to what we planned would be our final attempt at IVF before seeking adoption. I truly believe that the care given by Dr. Cooper and her staff leading up to/and during our last IVF cycle was instrumental in our success. Not only did we create perfect, genetically normal embryos, but they BOTH implanted and we are now 5-months along in an uncomplicated and healthy pregnancy with fraternal twins. THANK YOU Dr. Cooper and staff for helping our dream come true!