This is a very interesting story that is totally worth reading
Dan and Leah were in their thirties when she stopped taking birth control pills so that the couple could conceive their first child.
When they tried and tried to get pregnant and Leah kept getting her period, they visited their doctor and began using ovulation sticks and charting, and anything else they could.
With all their efforts they were still not pregnant.
Then they upped their game, with every test, giving samples of sperm, and on and on. Leah began injecting herself with hormones in an attempt to better their chances.
Depression set it. âLet me tell you something. There is nothing you can tell a woman that will make her feel more young, beautiful and vibrant than, âYou have a dwindling egg supply, and it is time to pick up the pace.â You should try it. Maybe at a bar.
After 3 grueling years of injections, IUI procedures, disappointment, and fear, Leah gets pregnant from an IUI procedure using frozen sprem that Dan had deposited before he went away on a trip. âYou go in for a blood test, two weeks later, and they tell you that youâre pregnant. And you cry. Big fat tears of relief. And then you freak out because, to be honest, you talked yourself out of real hope months and months ago, but now you have to get ready for a baby.
When Leah and Dan went for their ultrasound, giddy over their pregnancy, the doctor couldn't find a heartbeat. Devastated, the couple didn't give up. They tried, and tried, and tried, until they were tired, drained, and emotional wrecks. Then one day, Leah took an at-home pregnancy test, and there it was. They were pregnant again. This time it stuck. They made it through the ultrasound, heard the baby's heartbeat, and later found out they are having a baby girl. Good luck to them both for a healthy pregnancy and little girl.