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Brief history for any newbies: Started TTC almost two years ago around the time of our marriage. We sought an RE's opinion before we married, worried that Mo's history of cancer and chemotherapy might make our journey to pregnancy an uphill battle.
Unfortunately our fears have not been unfounded. In September 2007, we became pregnant after our first IVF, but lost the baby to a double aneuploidy. In February 2008, we failed a 2nd IVF, then became pregnant immediately after on our own, losing the baby at 7 wks. We became pregnant yet again naturally, but had a chemical. In December of this year, we failed our third IVF and we are now beginning IVF #4, using endometrial co-culture. If we fail this attempt, we are considering traveling to Colorado to try microarray CGH to test whether we make any normal embryos, since all of our losses have been due to chromosomal abnormalities.
It's been a whirlwind so far, and this blog has turned out to be a great way for Will and I to connect with others going through their own journeys. Will's working a 14-hour day today (ah, the glamour of being a doctor!) and I am shortly to work too to try to get my dissertation rolling toward completion.
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We look forward to finding new blogs this week and getting to check in with you all.
p.s. One question: Any food/supplement recommendations while cycling? I'm about to start stims early next week for IVF #4. What has your doctor said about caffeine, alcohol, aspartame, sugar, and the like?