Today I’m sharing a personal story about conceiving twins via IVF. I’m going to post more of my experiences on the site in the forthcoming weeks, so please do subscribe to our updates via RSS, or keep checking back!
Having thought I was only going to ever going to have one child you can’t imagine my joy when the scenographer told us we were having twins. I’ll never forget walking hand in hand with my husband to the appointment, just wanting to know that everything was ok, that our baby was healthy and had survived the rather un-natural but amazing journey.
You can’t help but worry when you have IVF that something is going to go wrong. ”Twins” he said, I couldn’t stop laughing, ”why are you laughing” my husband said, ”did you not hear him? We are having TWINS!!!!”
I instantly thought back to the moment after the eggs had been transplanted, watching them on the flat screen TV and seeing these two little cauliflowers, one with 8 cells and the other with 7, they both survived and here they are. After the transplant I was so worried that one may fall out and after the op, they said “have you any questions”? As my friends will tell you, I am well known for my stupid questions. I whispered quietly to the nurse, ”what if I need a number 2, could they fall out?” Obviously the answer was no, but after all I had been through with the 60 million injections I wanted to make sure that I left no stone unturned.
The next 2 weeks I spent with my feet up which is really difficult when you have a 3 year old. The best advice I had was from someone who said ”don’t do anything that you will look back and regret if it doesn’t work out”. I spent weeks prior filling the freezer with nutritional food so that my little cauliflowers had the best chance of survival. All my friends rallied round to help with my daughter and meals on wheels. I spent 2 weeks on the sofa and on the last day I walked outside, we’d had snow for the last week, it had almost melted away and managed to slip on the last remaining bit, you can’t imagine my despair, that’s it I thought they are gone!
After the longest 2 weeks of my life D-Day arrived when we could call for our results. My daughter was in nursery and my husband and I had a morning to kill, the results wen’t available until 12pm, we walked emulously around John Lewis spending money and wondering what the outcome would be. 11.45am came and we drove to the collection point to collect our goods, ”I’ll make the call” I said, and that was when our life changed forever…..I’m pregnant!!!!!
In my next blog I’ll tell you about a twin birth!
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