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Hey ladies! My husband and I are 1 in 8 couples struggling with infertility. This week is National Infertility Awareness week and thought that I would make a post for a place for women to share their stories. This is a hard, trying, emotional battle and don't want anyone to ever feel alone. I read an amazing article about how we are flying together with broken wings. So please feel free to share you struggles, successes or questions here. I would love to read them!

My story... well my hubby and I have been together since 2003. We were married in 2009 and never used any protection after we got married. We just figured we would leave it in God's hands. We started really cracking down and trying in 2011 and nothing. Finally after 5 long years, we seeked helped with an RE. He was wonderful! We did all the testing and bloodwork and both of us were perfect. I had a great AMH level (egg reserve) and hubby had great swimmers. We jumped right in and went to injectible cycle with an IUI. It was the most emotional month of my life! Everything went pretty good! I had great uterine lining and 4 20-22mm follicles. But still negative. So we tried 2 more rounds but this time, my body did not respond at all. No growth happening. My insurance at the time did not cover a single dollar of treatment. Everything came out of pocket. We simply were tapped out. We were now categorized as Unexplained Infertily. He assumed I had PCOS. He could not blame it on my weight but said it could play a role. We decided no more treatments. I had to focus on me and get healthy. I decided to have the gastric sleeve done to help with this. I have tried since I was 10 years old to maintain my weight and every year it would climb and climb. Fortunately, besides being morbidly obese, I was healthy! I am 6 months post op, down almost 100 pounds and feeling amazing. My baby fever is through the roof and I am struggling this week with not letting my heart dictate what we do. I want to start trying now. But I know waiting till the year mark is best! We pray together daily that we will get a miracle baby and naturally when we start trying in October. This is a hard hard battle!

Please ladies.... share your stories! Baby dust!!

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