A lot of you know of our infertility journey, but a lot of you may not, as it is something we have tried to deal with privately as not to burden anyone with our situation.
However, recently most family and friends have encouraged us to be more accepting of assistance. After going back and forth, we have decided to ask for a little help towards IVF to complete our family.
Taylor was diagnosed with PCOS and premature ovarian failure early on in 2011. After consulting with doctors about the possibility of not having children later on in life, we decided to go ahead and try for our first child together.
We tried for two years with the help of several doctors and specialists, running tons of tests and trying medication after medication. After several very early losses, we were starting to feel it would never happen for us.
Shortly after we married in 2013, we found out we were finally expecting a healthy baby after two years of infertility!
Unfortunately the pregnancy took a turn, and our son was stillborn in early 2014 at 30 weeks gestation. Due to a very traumatic birth experience, we learned that if another pregnancy was at all possible, we still may not carry the pregnancy to term.
Our specialist recommended trying again right away, as we were on a time limit.
After a few months of continuing intense treatments, and another early miscarriage, we were shocked to find out Taylor was once again pregnant!
After a long and nerve-wracking pregnancy, our daughter's life was saved as she was born via cesarean section at 38 weeks of pregnancy! She had a rough first year with a lot of medical difficulties, but has come out of it doing extremely well.
Since her health improving, we have been wanting to have our final child and give Julianna a /living/ sibling! This last child would complete our family.
Unfortunately, we have now been dealing with infertility once again, along with several miscarriages and have been told the odds without IVF are at 1%, due to a large amount of scar tissue from the very traumatic deliveries of both our children and low egg cell quality. IVF would help our specialist choose the strongest and healthiest little embryos for us!
IVF also gives us a 60% chance of pregnancy per cycle, when a normal cycle for a healthy couple gives you a 20% chance of conception.
We have done almost two years worth of fertility treatments again this time, and in doing so have exhausted our savings trying to complete our family. IVF is our last chance at a child and we could use as much help and support as possible!
As thank you's for your support, there are reward options below. Taylor will also be running a fundraiser within her photography business, while Irene will be giving T-Shirts out for every $30 donation (please specify your shirt size!) to not only help with our infertility journey, but to raise awareness for those also silently struggling with infertility.
-The Ellis-Hermosillo Family.