Parenting Thanks to Donor Eggs After Subfertility & Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
No More Second Chances
The other embryos did not survive the culturing on process. We didn't think they would but it's still sad. This cycle is bringing back a lot of negative "not fair" feelings I thought I had let go of when my son was born. I can only hope they'll fade with time.
After 7 years of trying to conceive with my own eggs, 6 early losses (all natural conceptions) and some failed infertility treatments of various kinds, in March 2010 we had donor egg cycle that resulted in a "perfect" embryo that gave us a BFP. We desperately hoped that pregnancy number 7 might be the lucky one. On the 6th of January 2011 we became parents, at last, to the best wee boy in the world (not that we're biased!). Now juggling the realities of working parenthood and health complications that mean that, despite 3 great quality frozen embryos from the donor cycle, our son will almost certainly be an only child. Trying to come to a place of peace with that guilt and sadness while also feeling extraordinarily lucky to have a baby at all.