We often encountered "I don't know" in infertility treatment. “I don't know the cause of infertility”, ”I don't know the cause of the negative result”, “I don't know if the current treatment is right for me”, “I don't know how much the treatment will cost”. To unravel those grooms is all about getting the right knowledge, your own experience, and the clinics and doctors you can trust. In this episode, our patients coordinator, Tomoko who continues to try to conceive will talk about what she gained and felt from her own infertility experience.
The first time Tomoko visited the infertility clinic was when she was 34 years old. She was worried that she wouldn't get pregnant after getting married, so she consulted with several clinics. She chose one of the best university hospitals in NY with abundant experience and trust. After some fertility tests, her doctor pointed out that her AMH value was low. As she researched these unfamiliar medical words and her diagnostic results by herself, she realized the seriousness of the matter. And then she chose in vitro fertilization (IVF) not Timed Intercourse or artificial insemination (IUI). That decision gave her the successful result. She became pregnant with the second IVF and gave birth to her first child.
Two years later, she restarted to try to conceive again to have her second baby. What she has learned through her long treatment experience is to "Know about myself, formulate strategies and make the best possible decisions". Through the repeated tests and treatments, she found out that her infertility was caused by low AMH levels and poor egg quality. Moreover, in order to overcome that problem, she noticed that it is the highest priority for her to receive treatment at a clinic which has excellent advanced reproductive technology and a laboratory. So her small amount of eggs can cultivate to the better embryos as much as possible there. That’s why she decided to transfer to the Global Fertility and Genetics (GFG), which also has everything she needs. In addition, GFG, which the clinic handles for the troublesome procedure, was ideal for her in terms of choosing a treatment environment that can reduce stress as much as possible in order to grow high-quality eggs.
In fertility treatment, there are times when you are forced to make decisions in various occasions. At that time, it is important to be prepared to make the best possible decisions with your doctor. "The clinic should be your credible partner who works together to develop strategies and guides you to the best decisions. Even if you do your best and you may not get the results you hope, but you will not regret it if you take pride in having the best fight possible."says Tomoko.
Also, in order to continue fertility treatment, we should have a strong feeling that "No need to compare yourself, everyone has their own pace" Rather than being overwhelmed by people's experiences on the Internet or information in social media, we hope you to face your own body, do something good for their eggs and uterus, and enjoy your fertility journey.
We often encountered “I don’t know” in infertility treatment. “I don’t know the cause of infertility”, ”I don’t know the cause of the negative result”, “I don’t know if the current treatment is right for me”, “I don’t know how much the treatment will cost”. To unravel those grooms is all about getting the right knowledge, your own experience, and the clinics and doctors you can trust. In this episode, our patients coordinator, Tomoko who continues to try to conceive will talk about what she gained and felt from her own infertility experience.