i am a 42 year young woman who has been married to my loving huband for almost 7 yrs.  we tried to start a family soon after we were married.  little did i know that i was born with one ovary, one kidney, and a unicornuate uterus.  our hormone levels are normal.  dh’s numbers are all stellar.  we cycled locally 4 times (3 fresh, 1 fet) , transferring 1 embryo each time, with 2 chemicals, a BFN, and the frozen emby didn’t make the thaw for the FET.  we then moved on to a world renowned clinc and had several failed cycles there, including 2 zift procedures (1 m/c from 1st zift) and 4 stim cycles with CCS testing to try to get normal embryos.  2 of those 4 cycles resulted in normal blasts.  we’ve transferred a normal blast and got a negative, transferred an unteste blast and had a negative,  and in early 2011 we tried another fet with a normal blast and had a chemical pregnancy.   we have 1 normal blast and one untested blast in storage.

we decided go put a pause on treatment and pursue adoption.  we went to seminars, presentations at our agency, and talked with several adoptive parents.  we got our homestudy approved for infant newborn adoption and were starting to select an agency….then….a spontaneous unassisted pregnancy.  

other facts:  i’m an engineer, love to garden, golf, exercise, cook, bake, entertain, and spend time with those i love.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. karen
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 06:57:32

    Hi, i am 25 years old and i also was born with 1 kidney and a unicornuate uterus. I have been engaged to my fiance for a little over 2 years and just recently had a baby girl 6 months ago after trying for 5 years. I didnt realized until i had a c section that i had this rare abnormality. It was a blessing for me because i was so sure i couldnt have kids but also a blessing that i carried her for 39 weeks with a unicornuate uterus. Moral of my story is anything is possible when you have a little faith and alot of God. I wish you and your husband the best of luck. And i look forward to an update on your success!!! Gods speed. KAREN


  2. ebc
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 23:21:18

    do you know if your grandmother (maybe your mom) took D.ES? My maternal GM did, so now I’m wondering if that somehow made it down to my generation and stole the half of my uterus and tube (though i have both ovaries, and both kidneys). i know “they” (the powers that be) are just looking into the effects of D.ES on granddaughters as we are in our fertile…errr, infertile..years currently for the most part.


  3. Anonymous
    Jun 25, 2011 @ 12:47:26

    I was also born with one kidney and one ovary. This hasn’t effected getting pregnant but we have had lots of pregnancy losses. 3 early miscarriages and a still birth at 37 wks. I don’t know if its linked? We now have 2 beautiful daughters after taking asprin during both pregnancys. One was induced at 37 wks and the other by emergency c section at 35 wks. Good luck in your quest for a family.


  4. linda
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 01:09:23

    Thank you for sharing your story,,,very helpful


  5. Kelley
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 20:39:51

    I wanted to let you know I just started reading your blog recently and I am hoping this pregnancy is your miracle!

    I have a son and daughter via IVF due to severe male factor and am 20 wks pregnant with my third. I had a miscarriage at 8 wks (natural preg) and a miscarriage at 6 wks after a FET.

    I wanted to let you know my first loss was what is called a blighted ovum. My HCG rose, but never doubled properly. Ultrasound showed a sac that never grew and there was never a HB or fetus etc. I had brown spotting every day which is a common sign of a blighted ovum which is common and usually happens due to a abnormal egg or sperm.

    I am praying this is not the case for you. I just wanted to share my story and if you ever need info (stay away from Google!) feel free to email me.

    Hoping you have a beautiful ultrasound soon!


  6. Kelley
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 20:47:42

    I forgot to add a blighted ovum is normally thought to be caused by an abnormal sperm or egg, which is why it is common among miscarriages.


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