Is IVF for everyone?

Is IVF for everyone?

If you have been trying for a baby for some time it may be that you have also considered other options.

This is what happened to me.

At the age of 32 I was diagnosed with PCOS and the consultant basically told me to have my babies soon, as it would likely take some time or not happen at all.  I was absolutely devastated I was single too.  How dare she just blurted this out without any care for my feelings!  As you can imagine I left the appointment in floods of tears. 

After pulling myself together and as a single person I looked into IVF.  I printed off reams of research and data and read every single word.  I then made the decision that I was not prepared to put all those drugs into my body. 

I carried on with life.  I had a few boyfriends over the next few years and then when I was 39 I feel pregnant yeah? But no I had a missed miscarriage.  But this was the trigger that made me re-think the IVF question.

My feelings towards using all the drugs outweighed the need for having a baby so this is when I then consulted a clinic and got the ball rolling.

Have you changed your mind about things it is totally OK to do a 180-degree on your previous decision.

For me, the heart was stronger than the head and it felt totally the right thing to do.  Check out my previous blogs if you want to read my full IVF journey.

Think about what you really want.

You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.

George Michael