It's National Infertility Awareness Week.
6 years of waiting and wondering.
3 IVF cycles.
3+ reasons for infertility.
6 embryo transfers.
2 pre-genetic screening tests on embryos.
3 reproductive endocrinologists.
3 trips to NYC.
1 miscarriage at 9 weeks.
The devastating diagnosis of bilateral multicystic dysplastic kidney disease and saying goodbye to Grace Pearl at 22 weeks.
1 genetic counselor.
2 pediatric nephrologists.
Countless blood tests, ultrasounds and procedures.
Too many negative pregnancy tests to count.
More than 500 injections.
More than $80,000.
Zero insurance coverage.
6 years of also exploring adoption and not having children.
One daughter finally in our arms, in a onesie passed down through friends that know this journey all to well.
#niaw #infertilityuncovered #iam1in8