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Vancouver Infertility Story #1

"We became pregnant, without 'trying' within our first year of marriage (2012). I began light spotting and went to see my doctor. The doctor scheduled an ultrasound and though we thought I was almost 10 weeks pregnant, the baby was only measuring 7.5 weeks. I was prescribed Misoprostol to pass the tissue. My first miscarriage (Sept. 2012) was devastating. I was told that this is normal for a lot of women (though neither of my 2 sisters has ever miscarried; they each have 2 children). My mother miscarried twice, I believe. In Dec. 2012, we began 'trying' for the first time to get pregnant.

Vancouver Infertility Story #2

"I stopped taking the pill after we had been married for about 2 years (2008). We were excited at the thought of becoming pregnant and starting a family. We were starting a family earlier than most of our friends so there was some trepidation. After about 6 months of not getting pregnant, I started looking for suggestions as to how to increase our chances. I started using ovulation strips and was also recommended the book "taking charge of your fertility". I started charting my cycles. This continued with no success.

Vancouver Infertility Story #3

"Been with hubby for 7 years, we got married in 2012 and started trying for a family. I have not taken the pill since 2007, I didn't feel that great on it, worked in tourism so was hard to always make sure I had a supply and I just wanted to let my body be. Hubby was very supportive and we used condoms until we started trying. For the first few months is was a more casual approach. My GP had asked me to take folic acid and ensure that we were having sex every other day around day 14 of my cycle.

Vancouver Infertility Story #4

"My husband and I started trying to conceive shortly after we were married in July 2012. We didn't want to wait to long due to our age. We used ovulation urinary tests. Early in 2013 I began to talk to my family doctor about our concerns with fertility. I was referred for an ultrasound which led to a discovery that I had a polyp in my uterus. In the meantime my hubby had a sperm analysis and I had some other blood work done and then we went to Olive Clinic in the spring for our initial visit.

Vancouver Infertility Story #5

"I remember having a conversation with a work colleague in my thirties about the similarities between having a baby and doing a PhD. His wife was pregnant at the time and i was several years out of a Masters degree wondering what my next steps in life would be. Being mostly single at the time and knowing i didn't want to raise a child on my own, i chose the PhD route. It took me a couple of years to find the right school and get accepted. In the meantime, i met the love of my life, and

Vancouver Infertility Story #6

My reproductive health journey has been quite a challenge both physically and emotionally. My husband and I first started to try to get pregnant when I was 36 years old and he was 37. We got pregnant right away (first try) but had a miscarriage at 5-6 weeks. We got pregnant again 2 months later and had our daughter who is now 4 years old. During that pregnancy, I felt physically good but we were told at 18 weeks that she was quite small for her gestational age.

Sally's Fertility Story...

“After two years of trying unsuccessfully to have a baby, I knew something was wrong. My periods had always been very irregular and I was frustrated because my family doctor would not refer me to a fertility specialist until we’d been trying for at least two years.

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