“The hardest part of my journey has been the loneliness that I’ve felt. No one in my family struggled with infertility, so I didn’t have anyone to talk to and felt ashamed most of the time. I’ve decided to be an advocate for infertility so women can understand they aren’t alone. There are many of us together who are struggling and we can stand strong together.”
I began my infertility journey in 2015 in St. George, UT with one round of Femara. Right after that round of Femara, my job offered to relocate my family and I to San Jose, CA. After living in California for a year, I decided to talk to an OB to understand what was going on and what my options might be. Unfortunately we didn’t have a great experience, so we decided to put everything on hold.
Shortly after, my family and I decided to move back to Utah in order to be close to family again. We decided that it was time to continue growing our little family, so I did a quick google search for infertility specialists. Hours were spent reading through many google reviews from various women at many different clinics. The reviews were great, but I didn’t find what I was looking for. After that, I joined a local infertility group on Facebook and searched the different clinics that women recommended. There were a couple of recommendations for Conceptions Fertility Center, and that wasn’t one of the main clinics that I had come across in my search through Google. I searched Conceptions Fertility Center and found all 5-star reviews with nothing but positive remarks.
At that point, we scheduled a consultation with Conceptions Fertility Center. We went in for our consult and were impressed with how they treated us and took the time to understand our frustrations. From there we went forward with testing to help us understand why we weren’t able to conceive. After reviewing my history and my husband’s analysis, Dr. Moore was extremely helpful when laying out our options and what the success rate would look like. After reviewing videos pertaining to the IVF process, we decided to proceed further with IVF as our next step.
Our IVF was scheduled for this month (April 2020), but was postponed because of COVID-19. While this has been hard, we’ve also felt a sense of ease as we continue our life as normal instead of trying to navigate the unknown of the virus and the process of IVF treatment. The hardest part of my journey has been the loneliness that I’ve felt. No one in my family struggled with infertility; they were able to pop babies out left and right, but I wasn’t able to. I felt ashamed the majority of the time. I didn’t have anyone that I could talk to. My husband tries to understand, bless his soul, but no one will truly understand until they go through the journey themselves. I have now decided to be an advocate for infertility and not hide behind the curtain of my journey. I share my journey through various platforms so women can understand that they aren’t alone. There are many of us who are struggling and we can stand strong together.