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Fertility Authority’s Blog of the Week: Chances Our
The blog we’d like to feature this week is Chances Our.
Casey Berna and her husband knew they wanted a large family from the very beginning. After trying to conceive with no success they decided to consult with a Reproductive Endocrinologist. A laparoscopy would later confirm that she had Endometriosis. The couple decided to move forward with treatment. Their second attempt at IUI led to the birth of a premature daughter at 34 weeks via C-section.
Casey and her husband wanted to continue expanding their family after the birth of their daughter. After a chemical pregnancy and one miscarriage the couple decided to try IVF. Another miscarriage and additional testing would unmask a genetic translocation, a mutation, which can cause miscarriage, stillborn births, or very ill babies. The couple underwent multiple cycles of IVF with PGD that resulted in miscarriage. When all was said and done they had experienced 4 miscarriages and had 34 unviable embryos that were all genetically tested. Casey and her husband made the decision to stop family building. They are very grateful to have their daughter and feel very lucky to have her.
Casey created her blog Chances Our to help other women in similar situations. After enduring so much she felt that she could use her knowledge to give back and help others. She states, “I have even made lifelong friends through this blog and for that I am grateful.” Casey hopes that her readers will find useful tools that will help them navigate through their own journey with endometriosis and infertility.
Please visit Chances Our at: http://www.chancesour.blogspot.com
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