|Previous Treatments and History:
||I was diagnosed with a balanced chromosomal translocation in my early 20's, after my cousin suffered a stillbirth and had many tests - she suggested it could run in the family and I was tested but never expected how it would change my future!
I started trying for a family with my 1st husband in 2001, aware of my condition but naively thinking it wouldn't be a problem. We got pregnant very easily but lost 3 pregnancies in the 1st trimester within a 14 month period. The stress of losing the babies and lots of other problems ended that marriage.
2 years later I was lucky enough to meet my 2nd husband and we married in 2007 - I was pregnant by Christmas but suffered my 4th miscarriage at just 7 weeks - however, 2 months later, I was pregnant again and finally got my very longed for and gorgeous little boy!
When he was 6 months old, we chose to try again for a sibling, knowing it could be another long heartbreaking journey - but what I hadn't expected was that in that short time, getting pregnant had actually become the issue.
We tried for number 2 for 2.5 years naturally, not a a hint of a pregnancy. We had over a year of tests and investigations and were finally diagnosed with unexplained infertility in October 2010 - I've since had a lap and hysteroscopy, both fine.
We decided on CARE in Spring 2011 as the local NHS clinics can't help us anymore. We've met Colleen for the PGD conversation and had our 1st meeting with Maha to discuss ICSI cycle with PGD.
We had the 1st cycle in Oct-Nov 2011, ended up with 8 embryos but all tested positive for a number of chromosomal problems. We cycled again in Mar-Apr 2012 and the same thing happened to 9 embryos. Review told us that my eggs have probably aged prematurely and that this part of the journey was sadly over for us
We recovered enough to decide on the DE route and had our 1st DE cycle in Oct/Nov 2012 after a very short wait - unfortunately, Lady Luck eluded us again when after 6 weeks of injections, the cycle was cancelled due to donors poor response.
We haven't given up yet but blimey I'm tired