At age 38 with an FSH level of 70 and in Pre-Ovarian Failure I was told by two different doctors that is would not be possible for me to have a second baby without an egg donor.
After 5 months of stopping the pill, I had not had my period. Routine hormonal testing showed my FSH level was over 150, which is considered post-menopausal. A second test showed levels at 84. I was 32 years old and in otherwise in very good health & normal weight. I was completely devastated and angry at my body. My gynecologist referred me to a fertility specialist, but my husband and I decided to wait until after the honeymoon in order to brace ourselves for more devastating news.
About three years ago, my husband and I decided to have a second baby. After trying for two years with no luck, we decided to go see a specialist, who did numerous tests on me. A few agonizing weeks later, I was told that my FSH level was over 80, and I was going through pre-menopause. I may never be pregnant...
When I met with Dr. Zhou, I was so impressed with her office (in a medical building, not a strip mall), her demeanor, her vast knowledge of reproductive issues (in western terms and eastern) and the ease with which she explained what acupuncture can offer to many patients.
On Mother's Day, I got a positive pregnancy test. My fertility doctor immediately started me on blood thinners, progesterone, prednisone, and other medications to reduce the effect of antibodies on the pregnancy. I delivered a healthy baby boy by c-section on January 8. He truly is a miracle.
In April, a Clomid Challenge test indicated my FSH level was 15. According to my Reproductive Endocrinologist, at age of 35 my chance of pregnant with IVF was 5-20%. Another infertility doctor cut the chase and suggested my husband and I consider donor egg...
Time really flies when you have a newborn baby! My son is 3 months now and is the sunshine in our house that we enjoy every day. I am so proud to see his every achievements, sometimes, I am proud of him simply because he eats a lot, sleeps a lot..