That do not leave us indifferent.

Carmen and Julio (fictional names) were a young couple, 32 and 31 years old, who wanted to have children.

Carmen, at the age of 19, was diagnosed with polycythemia vera (a type of blood cancer) and was undergoing a treatment incompatible with pregnancy. In an attempt to conceive, she had switched to a medication that was compatible with pregnancy but less effective for her disease.

They did not attempt natural conception because they needed to achieve pregnancy as quickly as possible to return to Carmen’s original medication. When they came to our clinic, they had been trying to conceive for 9 months at another center, where they had undergone 3 failed inseminations, one IVF cycle in which they retrieved 7 oocytes but none were mature, and another IVF cycle that was canceled because her ovaries did not respond. In addition to Carmen’s poor results, there was also a male factor from Julio.

After conducting a series of tests, given the poor outcomes of their previous cycles, our recommended option to achieve the highest probability of pregnancy was to suggest egg donation.

After preparing Carmen’s uterus and stimulating the donor, we obtained 5 high-quality embryos and transferred the best one to Carmen, freezing the rest. Ten days later, the pregnancy test came out positive! Unfortunately, the embryo, although it implanted, resulted in a biochemical pregnancy.

The good news was that we had 4 frozen embryos. Since time was against us, the following month we prepared Carmen’s uterus again to receive the embryo we would thaw. We could only thaw and transfer one embryo because, due to Carmen’s condition, we couldn’t risk a twin pregnancy.

A month later, we thawed the best frozen embryo and transferred it. Ten days later, the pregnancy test was positive again! But we had to remain calm until the ultrasound could detect the baby’s heartbeat, as they had experienced disappointment in the previous cycle.
After 2 weeks of anticipation, the long-awaited ultrasound arrived, and the joy of hearing the baby’s heartbeat!

The pregnancy progressed well until week 25, when the baby stopped growing at the expected rate, but she was too small to be delivered. So they closely monitored both the mother and the baby, and she held on until week 32 when they had to schedule a cesarean section.

The delivery went well, and although she was born small and had to stay in the hospital for a month and a half, she gained weight, all tests came out fine, and they could take her home.
Mother and daughter had succeeded!
Carmen returned to her medication, and the baby happily runs around with her parents and her new adopted sister.

Unique stories that leave us not indifferent…

Monica (fictional name) came to our clinic at the age of 44 without a partner, as she desired to become a mother.

We explained the different options: In vitro fertilization (IVF), egg donation, and embryo donation, along with their varying success rates. She decided to try first with IVF using her own eggs, knowing that at her age, it was not advisable. However, since she had never tried to conceive before, she felt the need to do so.

Upon diagnostic tests, we observed that she had intramural fibroids and a septum in the upper third of her uterus, which was operated on, and the cavity was expanded.

We then proceeded with IVF. Monica injected herself with the necessary hormones to stimulate her ovaries, and we obtained 6 eggs and 3 embryos. We transferred 2 high-quality embryos, but unfortunately, the pregnancy test came back negative.

A few months later, Monica decided to try again. We adjusted the hormones to stimulate her ovaries in an attempt to obtain more eggs. In this cycle, we obtained 8 eggs and 5 embryos, 2 of which were of good quality and were transferred. However, luck did not favor her this time either.

Knowing that it was challenging with her own eggs but seeing that she achieved good-quality embryos, she opted for a third attempt.

This time, we obtained 5 high-quality embryos. We transferred 2 of them and froze the remaining 3. After the anxious wait for the pregnancy test result 10 days later, it was positive! Unfortunately, in the 12th week, Monica experienced a spontaneous miscarriage.

A few months later, she returned to plan a frozen embryo transfer and try to conceive with the frozen embryos. The first attempt failed as we did not manage to thaw the embryos due to complications in Monica’s cycle, leading to the cancellation of the cycle.

Undeterred, Monica tried again the following month. We thawed 2 embryos that survived the thawing process and were transferred, but pregnancy did not occur.

A month later, she tried once more with the last remaining frozen embryo, and the pregnancy test was positive! However, in the confirmation ultrasound, the embryo did not have a heartbeat, indicating another miscarriage.

Having given her eggs the opportunity she desired and seeing it did not work, Monica decided to undergo an egg donation cycle. In this cycle, we obtained 6 high-quality embryos. We transferred 2 embryos and froze the remaining 4.

The days leading up to the pregnancy test were long, and the result was not as expected: no pregnancy.

Feeling sad and discouraged, we explained that it was not abnormal not to conceive on the first attempt with egg donation. We encouraged her to remain hopeful that the frozen embryos could bring her the desired baby.

So, we initiated the cycle to transfer 2 of the frozen embryos. Everything went well, but once again, the pregnancy test was negative.

Undeterred, Monica remained determined to fight for her dream and embarked on the last frozen embryo transfer cycle, using the last 2 embryos.

We began the cycle, thawed the 2 embryos that survived the thawing process well, and transferred them, hoping that this time the result would be positive. Ten days after the transfer, the long-awaited pregnancy test arrived, and this time it was positive!

Happy but also cautious, as she had been pregnant before, only for the pregnancy not to result in a baby, Monica passed the days until the first ultrasound, which would reveal if there was a heartbeat. The ultrasound day arrived, and not only was there one heartbeat, but there were two!

Overjoyed and thrilled, she embarked on her twin pregnancy, which came to fruition 9 months later with the birth of a healthy baby girl and boy.

Three and a half years after starting her journey to become a mother, Monica achieved her dream!

These unique stories leave us deeply moved.