ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

‘I sobbed as my husband picked up. He knew immediately it was a ‘no.’ We made plans of all the ways I’d ‘surprise’ him with a pregnancy announcement. This call was NOT part of our plan.’

“’Katie, is now an okay time to talk?’ It was our IVF coordinator. ‘Unfortunately, I don’t have very good news.’ I choked back tears, and thanked her. He had a total of 12 sperm. My husband hugged me and apologized. It was heartbreaking. Our doctor grabbed my hand. I looked at her in disbelief.”

‘I thought I was ‘exempt’ from PCOS. We picked out baby names, even backup names! The weight gain, the moodiness? This was it! I was pregnant! Oh, how wrong I was.’ Woman with PCOS embarks on emotional infertility journey

“It’s funny how you spend most of your life doing everything in your power to NOT get pregnant. Then you get older, get married, and some have to do everything in your power TO get pregnant. We sat there, listening to every word my doc said, but all I heard was, ‘You can’t have a baby.’ We’d have to pay $17,000. I immediately felt all the blood drain from my body. $433 a MONTH for a child we didn’t even know if we were going to get.”

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