It’s difficult to explain to the world how infertility feels like and its impact on life. I am Swetha and this is my story. I always wanted to have a family. My husband and I married in our early twenties. We developed a serious relationship in a short period of time and discussed things like having kids. For the first two years of marriage, I was on birth control, but we knew we eventually wanted a big family. For the next few months I and my husband had been trying to conceive, never expecting any problems, but after trying for over two years nothing had happened. After a while, we realized it was a more serious problem.
I will never forget the day that we met with our gynecologist, after many diagnostic tests she made us aware that we would probably never be able to have a baby of our own nature.
I came home that day locked myself in the bathroom and cried harder than I had ever cried before. I went through a stressful period while I was constantly worried about myself as I may never have someone to call me ‘Mommy’. I may never see my husband as a Daddy.
During these days one of my friends confided in me that she too suffered from similar problems & had gone through a successful IVF treatment to have a baby of her own and suggested I try the same.
We were first a little scared but then after researching online we consulted an IVF specialist and came to know that I was suffering from poor egg quality due to my age, I was counseled very well and made aware of all my options.
The most important thing is that I was confident I will get pregnant the moment I first visited the doctor, after she explained to me the steps of the IVF treatment we took a decision for it as we had complete faith in the doctor by then.
IVF is one of the common forms of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology). It is the most effective treatment for most types of infertility. The eggs are fertilized in a laboratory and the resulting embryos are then placed into the uterus 2 to 5 days later.
After taking the IVF treatment I waited to see if our embryos that had formed, were healthy. Most often they were not, due to my genetic translocation. Finally, I was lucky enough to be able to have an embryo to transfer.
After two weeks of the transfer, I had undergone a blood test to find out if I was really pregnant. My husband and I were finally able to conceive our daughter with the help of Dr. Vandana.
I write this as I am currently holding my beautiful little 3-week old princess in my arms, cuddling her, and able to feel how motherhood is like. We are incredibly grateful to her and her hospital for gifting us with our bundle of joy. Wish them all the very best in their future endeavors!