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"I waited 6 years for my long-wished daughter"

My name is Klára and I am 42 years old. I've always loved children, so I always knew I wanted to have my own one day. 12 years ago, my husband and I started trying to have our first baby and it took 6 long years before I could hold that little bundle of love in my arms.

I encountered my first obstacle shortly after graduation. I lived in America for a long time, did sports, felt fit and did not pay attention to my then enlarged belly. Then-boyfriend
But he sensed that something was wrong and forced me to go to the doctor. He saved my life because I arrived one minute to midnight. The doctors found a tumor on my ovary, which was not malignant, but it could burst at any moment. Even though I only had one ovary left after the surgery, they told me at the time that it would not affect my future pregnancy. It took almost a year for the treatment to stop and the body recovered. Fortunately, I didn't have to go to chemotherapy and only dealt with medication.

After three years, I finally got pregnant
In the course of time, I returned from America back to the Czech Republic and met my current husband. Around the age of 30, we decided it was time to start a family. We were both young, healthy, and thought that the problems with conception and pregnancy that we heard in various ways did not concern us. Unfortunately, we were wrong. After three years of completely futile attempts and false hopes, I finally managed to get pregnant. But our dream of a future family did not last long, because at the end of the second month, the fetus's heart stopped beating. The forced abortion has broken both of our knees, but we did not lose faith.

After another miscarriage, we visited the clinic
A year later I managed to get pregnant again. Unfortunately, the second pregnancy had exactly the same scenario as the first. Until then, we were still determined to try it ourselves, but after another miscarriage, my gynecologist advised us to contact the clinic of reproductive medicine in Pilsen. We needed to find out why I couldn't keep the fetus inside me and what we could do about it. At the clinic, we both first went through a series of examinations for various diseases. No objective cause that would directly explain why we are unable to have a baby was found during a series of examinations.

We put our hopes in artificial insemination
On the recommendation of a doctor from the Pilsen clinic, we first tried insemination, which is not so reliable, but it is simple. When it did not work out, our next steps went straight to the first cycle of IVF or artificial insemination. First, the doctor explained to us the essence of artificial insemination and how it will all work. We had high hopes for IVF and the Pilsen clinic
And they believed that now they just had to come out. .

I was given medication and injections with hormones to support the maturation of more quality eggs for collection. Hormonal stimulation affects everyone differently and so it waved me quite a bit with moods. I cried more often, got angry about little things, and my body held water. But I knew that when I was done, within a month everything would settle down again. It was an emotionally tense time for me and my husband, but nothing we couldn't handle together.

The first time it came off
The collection of oocytes took place without any problems and the creation of embryos was successful without any significant difficulties. After a five-day culture, embryologists selected the most suitable one ready to be placed in the uterus. After the embryo transfer, we waited anxiously for two weeks to see how it had taken hold in me. As soon as I could, I took a pregnancy test and in a few minutes I knew that the doctors had done a great job and our hopes had been fulfilled. My pregnancy was finally underway as it should, it seems to compensate us for years of suffering and doubt. A few months later, I gave birth to a healthy, beautiful baby girl.


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301 00 Plzeň - Vnitřní Město


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