When I was 18 years old I was hospitalized for severe acute ulcerative colitis. After months in the hospital, I was left with little choice but to remove my entire large bowel. Multiple surgeries created scar tissue that impacted my fertility and I’ve known that I would need IVF to make a family since I was 19 years old.
I told my now husband this information on our first date and we agreed we wanted children at any cost, whether it be through IVF or adoption. After years of trying naturally we began the IVF process, little did we know that we also had a male factor infertility diagnosis as well. We were lucky to become pregnant from our first cycle of IVF and will be welcoming our miracle baby in May.
This program is everything. My disability has taken so much from me and IVF allows me to experience what a “typical” person is able to experience. Thanks to IVF I get to have a family, my parents and in-laws get to be grandparents and my sister gets to be an aunt.