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Fertility Authority’s Blog of the Week: Genuine Greavu
The blog we’d like to feature this week is Genuine Greavu.
Amanda Greavu and her husband began trying to conceive in May 2011. No stranger to irregular menstrual cycles, she always had a small fear that she might have difficulty trying to conceive, despite her doctor’s reassurance that young and healthy women like Amanda had no reason to worry!
Amanda began tracking her cycles with Ovulation Prediction Kits (OPKs). After one early miscarriage and two failed cycles of Clomid, she realized it was time to see a fertility doctor. Under close monitoring by two different fertility doctors, Amanda completed four IUI cycles with nothing to show for it but a haphazard diagnosis of unexplained infertility. Due to the fact that Amanda did not have insurance coverage for IVF, she and her husband decided to cut costs and save money for their January 2014 cycle. Sadly, that IVF and a subsequent Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) both resulted in a BFN (big fat negative; pregnancy test).
“I decided to open up about our miscarriage because I felt SO alone in the months after the miscarriage. I didn't know anyone in real life to have miscarried or struggled to conceive. I was at my lowest point and just felt like someone, somewhere must be able to relate. Once I'd opened up about that, the infertility part just followed. It was never a conscious decision to blog about infertility, it was just a part of my life, and I wanted to share. Slowly but surely, I found community.... it's a beautiful thing.”
Amanda hopes readers, infertile or not, find a place where they can hear the truth about trying to conceive, seek advice, and ultimately find a listening ear and shoulder to cry on.
Please visit Genuine Greavu at http://amgreavu.blogspot.com/
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