"I had always said to my friends that if I didn’t find anyone by 35 that I would have kids on my own. Of course, I didn’t actually think this would be the case. But suddenly, I realized I was 35 and there was no man. Not even a hint. It was in the back of my mind every day. I knew being a mom was more important than finding “the one”. So I made the decision to try to become a solo mom.
It’s not been an easy journey for me. I’m still childless three years after making that decision. Some unexpected things got in the way (a necessary MRI and diagnosis, surgery on my uterus, required weight loss, and a worldwide pandemic).
The wonderful Dr. Tallon suggested the plan as 6 IUIs: 3 unmedicated and 3 medicated. I had done some research and knew this was how we would proceed. There was no history to show I couldn’t get pregnant easily. I ordered sperm (which I thought would be an easy and fun process, but I found it stressful). I went through five IUIs.
And each failure is more devastating than the last so I made an appointment with Dr. Tallon and we decided to use my last vial of sperm for IVF.
And here I am. I just completed the priming phase of IVF and start stimulating injections later this week. I’m hoping my TTC journey will end and I can begin my journey as an SMBC."
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