I Battled Infertility And I Won

I Battled Infertility And I Won

I got married at 26, and decided to have a baby only after one year of marriage because I didn't want children immediately after marriage. By the time I was ready, my body wasn't.

17 Aug, 2022

I got married at 26, and decided to have a baby only after one year of marriage because I didn't want children immediately after marriage. By the time I was ready, my body wasn't.  It took six years of trying and failing for me to finally conceive.

After numerous tests, the doctor said it was a case of unexplained infertility, there was nothing preventing me medically from getting pregnant.  We opted for IVF. After three failed IVF, we were advised to seek adoption. I found it difficult to just accept that there was no reason for my infertility and I refused to consider adoption because I had a flicker of hope that conceiving was still possible.  So I went to a different hospital and did another round of test. It was then I was diagnosed with endometriosis. I was initially very excited. I mean, I  finally got a diagnosis. But as I thought about it, I became angry, hurt even. It felt like I had been robbed of happiness because a particular hospital refused to do their job well. I let go of all the hurt and focused on treatment. I had surgery done to remove the tissues and I spent weeks healing before I started another round of IVF.

Two months later I found out I was pregnant. I couldn't contain my joy, I rushed to my husband's office to give him the good news in person. I was really weak throughout my pregnancy term, but God in his infinite mercy made sure I pulled through. 7 months after discovering that I was pregnant, I held my beautiful baby boy. It felt so real, the moment I had longed for, for years finally came and I felt complete. We didn't try to have children again, and I in particular avoided it because of how sick I was during pregnancy. Sometimes, all you need to do is take more step further.

 

Sarah

Los Angeles, USA