My Infertility Story
Jacquie Reser - Owner, J. Elizabeth
For those of you who don’t know me personally, I suffer from infertility. I have always dreamed of being a mom, and knew that I would have kids in my future. I am lucky enough to say I married the love of my life. He came into the marriage with three children. Although they are amazing and I can’t imagine my life without them, I’ve always prayed to have one of my own; someone to call me mom. After multiple attempts, my husband and I were unsuccessful. I would see friends and family posting pregnancy pictures, having babies, celebrating gender reveal and the birth of their children. To be honest, it was hard not to be angry inside and extremely sad that I was not able to enjoy this in my life.
The only option left for us was IVF. If anyone is familiar with the procedure, its expensive, exhausting and for us, a complete let down. You have to deal with shots (lots of shots), blood work, sonograms, hormones, surgery and waves of crazy emotions the entire time. You are always on edge and full of anxiety of the “what ifs.” How many eggs did we get? Are they fertilized? How many can we transfer back? Am I pregnant? Will I ever be pregnant? Will I ever be called mom?
Three IVF’s later, we still are without my little miracle.
I will continue to try, but I want others to be able to do the same. The cost for a round of IVF is between 10-20K and that does not include the medicine and doctor visits.