It's been seven months since our first (unsuccessful) In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) round and we are feeling very excited for the opportunity to try again. This time we really believe that it is going to work for us! Yes, the fear of it not working again is certainly there, but we are choosing to sideline those thoughts and focus on being POSITIVE! Since we've been through IVF once already, this time we are more comfortable with the medical process. After two and a half LONG years of trying to get pregnant with our first baby, we believe that our miracle is almost here!! IVF #2 here we come!! :)
What is In vitro fertilization (IVF)?
It is a process by which egg cells are fertilized by sperm outside the womb, in vitro. IVF is a major treatment for infertility. The process involves hormonally controlling my ovulatory process (injecting super stimulation drugs), surgically removing eggs from my ovaries and fertilizing them in a lab with my husband's sperm. Our fertilized embryo(s) are then transferred into my uterus with the intent to establish a successful pregnancy.