There are many different causes of tubal blockage that can make it difficult to achieve a healthy pregnancy. Endometriosis, for instance, causes scarring around the fallopian tubes and other reproductive organs where uterine lining gets misplaced due to the disorder, which fertility experts believe causes the tubal blockage that leads to infertility. Other cases of tubal blockage can be caused by scarring from previous childbirth or complications from Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.
Fortunately, for those struggling with tubal factor infertility, there is still hope. We have two recent IVF success stories from women who came to New Hope and get pregnant despite their tubal issues.
Our first story involves a 33-year-old with a history of primary infertility and bilateral tubal blockage. She completed 1 Mini-IVF™ cycle and had a fresh embryo transfer that, unfortunately, did not take. While these complications were expected due to the severity of Ms. 33's tubal blockage (not one, but both fallopian tubes), but we elected to try one more time with a frozen embryo transfer. The following month, she had a (single) frozen embryo transfer and, we're happy to announce, got pregnant!
Our second IVF success story comes from Ms. 32, who came to New Hope after experiencing secondary infertility related to problems with her tubes. Like Ms. 33, she elected to try our trademarked Mini-IVF™ treatment, and after her first frozen embryo transfer, she got pregnant.
Congratulations to both of these women who got pregnant after tubal factor infertility! Your shared experiences give hope to women with tubal blockage who also one day hope to realize their dreams of motherhood.
With recent headlines examining the success rates of IVF for those women who try more than once, we decided to dedicate a post to those women who keep getting back up even after IVF failure. Depending on the initial infertility diagnosis (ie. tubal blockage, a reproductive disorder, or unexplained infertility), there are several different factors that can contribute to a cycle getting cancelled or failing to "catch" on the first try. When it comes to your future as a parent; however, the most important characteristics one can hold are resilience and persistence. After all, when you've gotten as far as facing infertility head on, the next logical step is trying until you succeed.
Our first story comes from a 36-year-old woman who was struggling with primary unexplained infertility when she first arrived at New Hope. After completing our trademarked Mini-IVF™ treatment, she elected to freeze her embryos. Unfortunately, following her first embryo transfer she did not get pregnant, but after her second frozen embryo transfer we're happy to announce that she got pregnant -- and with twins!
Our second IVF success story comes from a 44-year-old, who came to New Hope after having trouble getting pregnant with her second child. After a few Natural IVF Cycles (drug-less fertility treatment that utilizes close monitoring), she did not get pregnant, but she opted to keep trying. After careful consideration, and the desire to avoid overmedication, Ms. 44 and our doctors decided to move her to our Donor Program. After her donor frozen embryo transfer, she finally came back with a positive pregnancy test.
Our final story for this week involves a 33-year-old struggling with secondary infertility, like Ms. 44. Ms. 33 decided to try a couple Mini-IVF™ cycles to produce viable eggs for implantation without the overmedication involved with conventional IVF. Unfortunately, her first frozen embryo transfer did not take. We then decided to try a couple Ultra Mini-IVF™ cycle (no injectionables) and 1 Natural Cycle to collect viable eggs. After producing a viable egg from her Natural Cycle, she got pregnant. Case in point that less is more when it comes to producing eggs for transfer during IVF. As we always say, it only takes one good egg!
Congratulations to these three women who kept pushing to realize their dreams of motherhood. You're an example to us all!