One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility. We are one in eight.
My husband and I started trying to conceive January of 2010. Like most couples we just assumed this was going to happen right away. A year later we started to become very concerned. We both were checked out to make sure everything was okay. It turned out that I had some fibroid tumors and he had very low numbers. We were both advised that surgery was our best options and would fix our issues. Months later we still hadn’t conceived. We had his numbers rechecked and were told that they hadn’t improved and our only chance of conceiving would be with IUI or IVF. November of 2011 we started going to CNY Fertility in Syracuse. Over the next 16 months we did 4 IUI’s, 4 IVF’s, 4 FET’s and unfortunately even suffered losses. Our last IVF was March 2013. This resulted in our beautiful baby boy that was born October 17, 2013!! The happiest day of our lives!!
I’ve been in a support group for the past five years that has been a huge part of my life. We are a group of women who met online and who all had been dealing with Infertility in some way. We call ourselves the BFP Cheerleaders! BFP stands for Big Fat Positive! A BFP pregnancy test is what we all have been dreaming of. Our group has seen each other through many treatments, surgeries, wonderful pregnancies, very hard pregnancies, losses, and even adoptions. For the past two years we have walked in the Resolve DC Walk of Hope. Resolve is the National Infertility Association. The name “Walk of Hope” embodies the emotion that most people living with Infertility feel. We were able to raise over $1,000 for our Team each year! This year we’ll be participating in the NJ Walk to help raise awareness.
Doctor Kiltz always told us to not give up!! We are so happy we listened to him! We’ll always be grateful to CNY for giving us our little Miracle!!!
Many thanks for your support!
Rick, Julie and Ricky Jr. Swift