A very positive story....

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Registered: 04-13-2004
A very positive story....
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Mon, 06-21-2004 - 7:53pm
Hello all,

I have been away from the board for a while.... just a bit blue in my trying, as we all have been at some point I'm sure.

But I so wanted to share a little story with you. I recently heard from an old friend of mine.... she and her husband had been trying to get pregnant for years. They tried multiple IUI's and 3 IVF's, but no luck. They had given up any hope of having a biological child and just recently were present at the actual birth of their beautiful adopted baby girl!

But wait... the story gets even better. The baby is now about 6 months old, and my friend is now pregnant - at 47!!! And, it happened out of the blue. They have done all the tests (amnio, etc.) and the baby is fine. They waited to tell people until they were out of the woods. Just goes to show you that you never know.....

I hope you are all well! My DH and I are waiting to try our first IVF in August.... until then, we'll have fun trying to catch that little eggie!

Love,

Linda

(bellaluna2004)

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Registered: 12-26-2003
Tue, 06-22-2004 - 11:54am
Hi Linda,

Your friend is an inspiration for all of us. Thank you for posting this!!!

Lisa
Lilypie Baby Days
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Registered: 05-28-2003
Tue, 06-22-2004 - 1:10pm

Linda what a great story so glad you posted it. Tell your friend congrats from me.


Hugs and baby dust

Cathie

Cathie

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Registered: 04-09-2004
Mon, 06-28-2004 - 11:41pm
Hi Linda,

I am sooo happy to hear from you. I have been thinking about you a lot these past few months and sending good vibes your way!

Wow, what a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing that. Yes, it is possible and I have heard of other stories like that. sometimes the stress of trying to get pregnant can actually prevent you from getting pregnant. We women are so sensitive to stress that it can actually affect our hormones. So when your friend "gave up" she relaxed about the whole thing and started loving having her new baby. She probably felt really happy too which can affect our hormones too. Such a delicate balance! Another story I heard was about the model Iman. she had been trying for years with David Bowie and nothing happened. But she heard from someone from her own culture that if you hold a very young baby that can help you get pregnant. So she decided to give that a try and spent some time with someone's baby. She got pregnant shortly thereafter. Coincidence or what?

Sending you BABY DUST for your IVF in August!!!

best

Jadu

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Registered: 04-13-2004
Tue, 06-29-2004 - 6:09pm
Hi Jadu,

So nice to hear from you!! Isn't it awesome to hear about women who have been successful? Especially when they weren't even trying! They all give me great hope!

I also wrote back to you iin my High FSH/Estradiol post....

take care!

Linda

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Registered: 06-14-2004
Thu, 07-01-2004 - 2:55am
Great story! Thanks