You guys! I am so incredibly excited to share with you the FIRST guest post of a vasa previa survivor! I am planning on collecting as many as possible to share here, so that when other women face the same situations as us, they have hope. These stories are ONLY of survival. We all know how vasa previa can end… what we need on Dr. Google is more survival.
Jennifer and I were connected through Soul Cysters. We emailed a lot during her hospital stay and really connected because our stories are so very similar.
I hope you enjoy her guest post. Please leave her some love in the comments, and be sure to check out the Vasa Previa Success Stories page here on Life Abundant! If you know someone who has survived a vasa previa pregnancy, please have them contact Life Abundant to be featured!
My Vasa Previa Success Story:
Defying the Odds
by Jennifer Morovic
To fully understand the true success story that this is, I have to start at the beginning of our journey to have a baby.
Jessi and I have more in common than our vasa previa pregnancies–we both have PCOS as well. PCOS symptoms vary, but for me it caused long, non-productive cycles. We tried naturally to conceive for over a year. After learning more about fertility and my health issues, we decided to speak with a specialist. After a barrage of uncomfortable tests, we proceeded with treatment. Our first cycle was a bust. I didn’t respond to Femara. I was crushed but we looked to the future. Our second attempt with Femara worked, and because I so desperately wanted this cycle to be successful, I took Ovidrel and we underwent IUI. I found out I was pregnant in November of 2012. We were overjoyed! After 2 plus years of trying, we were pregnant!