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Fertility Authority’s Blog of the Week: Some Great Reward
The blog we’d like to feature this week is Some Great Reward: A Fertility Blog.
Jennifer never considered the progressive diagnoses her fertility doctors gave her as infertility. She considered them pronouncements of her “sub-fertility” and thought they would make her journey toward a baby harder, but not impossible.
Jennifer took matters into her own hands by using ovulation prediction kits and natural fertility supplements to optimize her fertility. When that did not work, she decided it was time to see a fertility doctor. By the time she made it to a specialist at the age 38, she was told she would be unable to conceive with her own eggs and unicornuate uterus. She sought a second opinion in Canada with the only doctor that offered a donor egg in vitro fertilization (IVF) option and joined FertileThoughts.com for support. Many of the community members recommended that Jennifer seek one last consultation with a fertility doctor in the United States, Dr. Robert Kiltz of CNY Fertility Center. Jennifer took their advice and was so happy she did!
FertileThoughts.com was the catalyst that caused her to continue the quest when she was hitting brick walls. She says the forums on FertileThoughts.com are “where the official information ends, the patient anecdotal experiences pick up the thread and they were able to inspire new questions for my doctors, and certainly a lot of new hope.” Jennifer believes the patient experiences at CNY Fertility, shared on FertileThoughts.com, put her mind at ease and swayed her decision to seek treatment there.
Jennifer urges women to undergo a fertility evaluation because time and fertility can be deceiving. You may think you have lots of time left for pregnancy, but that isn’t always the case. “You can’t just take it on faith that you will be one of the majority who are of normal fertility. Someone has to be in the minority,” she says. Like so many other women, Jennifer had no reason to suspect a problem because she continued to have regular periods despite having only one kidney, one fallopian tube and half a uterus.
To read more of Jennifer’s story, please visit: http://somegreatrewardfertilityblog.wordpress.com
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