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Fertility Authority’s Blog of the Week: The Infertility Doula
The blog we’d like to feature this week is The Infertility Doula.
Ebru, “The Infertility Doula”, and her husband tried to conceive for three and a half years. During that time, they dealt with PCOS, thin uterine lining and male factor infertility. They did four inseminations with Clomid; none of which worked. Then, they moved on to IVF/ICSI and despite a great number of eggs retrieved; their embryo quality would typically be anywhere from average to poor.
All of their cycles would lead to a pregnancy but would soon be followed by an early miscarriage. One of the IVF cycles even resulted in an ectopic pregnancy. Despite their best efforts, Ebru’s right tube had to be removed because it had ruptured and lead to internal bleeding. It wasn’t until they switched doctors and completed their fourth cycle that gave them their son, who is now 4 years old. Remarkably, they now also have a nineteen month old daughter, who was their surprise baby.
After all of her experiences, Ebru started blogging because at the time, she felt the virtual infertility world was mostly formed of either very medical blogs or blogs from women who were going through infertility. She wanted to create a blog that was a bridge between both ends of the spectrum where she could provide emotional and practical support from the perspective of someone who had been through infertility and made it to the other side.
She now works on a one on one basis with couples who are just getting started and are overwhelmed with the news. She hopes that her blog and services provide the kind of perspective and support that help individuals navigate the world of infertility. In Fall, she plans to start work on obtaining Masters in Psychology.
Please visit The Infertility Doula at: http://infertilitydoula.com/Doula/Welcome.html
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