After a couple of poor IVF cycles and few embryos, one of my lovely patients was at her wits end.
She had gotten a positive pregnancy test at home and came in to get her blood work done, everything looked great. Her 6 week scan came and all we saw was a gestational sac. The doctor told her to come back at the end of the week to see if there were any changes. After giving her another week to see how things were going her HCG began to drop and the sac got smaller. Needless to say she was devastated.
After a couple months of recovering from her loss, she came back to try another FET. She had transferred her PGS embryos hoping for the best only to get a negative pregnancy test. Not gonna lie, I actually made someone else call her because I just didn't have the heart to do it. She had been through so much and I just didn't have it in me to tell her any more bad news!
We were down to her very last chance. After a couple weeks of Estrogen priming for her FET she wasn't looking so hot. Her endometrial lining wasn't as thick as we wanted so we pushed her another week. After getting her lining over 8mm, it was time to pull the trigger. She was starting her progesterone so I went over the whole spiel. She looked at me and said "Honestly Sharon, I already know this isn't going to work. Im already looking at Plan B."
I can't even imagine the face I gave her when she said that. Of course I started shitting rainbows all over her! I said, "You can't give up! But I totally understand why you feel that way. Don't worry, you think like that and Ill keep every body part crossed for you until your beta day!" She laughed at my ridiculousness, but I think she secretly appreciated not feeling pressured to keep a positive attitude!
(7 days later)
I went into work and opened my messages before clinic started. The first message I had said......
I opened the email and the message I read made my pulse go up to about 120! It said.......
"I know its early but I took two pregnancy tests and they both came back positive. I cannot thank you enough for all your positivity."
Of course I IMMEDIATELY messaged her back (pretty sure I didn't spell anything correctly because I was freakin' excited!!) I asked if she wanted to come in for blood work so we could see where her level was at. She said, "of course" (duh.)
I'm happy to say she definitely had a level! We still have a long way to go but I am hoping for the best for her, and that this last chance inspires others to not give up!