a blog by Denise Steele, November 6, 2014
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A brief bio on Denise Steele, Founder of Hope4Fertility.
In 2007 Denise learned that she would never be able to have her own biological children. The primary reason for her infertility was due to egg quality issues but she was also diagnosed with Asherman's Syndrome and Thrombophilia. Her poor equality was uncovered when she and her husband began an IVF cycle; while 4 eggs were retrieved and 3 fertilized, it was determined that all 3 embryos had massive chromosomal abnormalities.
Before undergoing fertility treatments and pursuing alternative ways to build her family, she suffered 2 miscarriages. It was determined that her first child was Triploidy and did not survive. The reason for her second miscarriage was undetermined.
In 2008, Denise and her husband, Brian, adopted a newborn son through a private domestic adoption. Four days before his first birthday, their identical twin sons were born thanks to an anonymous egg donor cycle. The irony is that Denise is an identical twin herself.
Her intention in writing her blog is to provide hope and encouragement to those struggling to build their families.
a blog by Denise Steele, October 24, 2012
For those of you who are in the darkest of places and are struggling to conceive, I ask that you take a moment to read my story.
I, like you, struggled with infertility. I endured horrific loss and worried (panicked actually) that I would never ever become a mom. When all was said and done, my options were adoption, anonymous egg donor cycle and/or surrogacy. The reality staring me in the face was that no matter how much money my husband and I put towards becoming parents, nobody could guarantee us a return on our investment.