“I Would Still Chose You” Woman Who Went Through ᴍᴇɴᴏᴘᴀᴜsᴇ At 23 Is Now Due To Have Twins Thanks To Her Generous Sister
A woman who went through the ᴍᴇɴᴏᴘᴀᴜsᴇ at 23, is now set to become a mother to twins after her ɢᴇɴᴇʀᴏᴜs sɪsᴛᴇʀ ᴅᴏɴᴀᴛᴇᴅ ʜᴇʀ ᴇɢɢs to help the couple conceive.
Amber and Chris thought they would never have children but thanks to a generous gift from her younger sister Taylor, they are now expecting twins will give birthIn late 2014 the couple bought a house together and started to turn their attentions to the idea of having a family. But their ᴅʀᴇᴀᴍs ᴡᴇʀᴇ ᴅᴀsʜᴇᴅ in 2015 when Amber, aged 23, began having ᴇxᴛʀᴇᴍᴇ ʜᴏᴛ Fʟᴜsʜᴇs and was told by a doctor that ʜᴇʀ FSH (Fᴏʟʟɪᴄʟᴇ-sᴛɪᴍᴜʟᴀᴛɪɴɢ ʜᴏʀᴍᴏɴᴇ) ʟᴇᴠᴇʟ ᴡᴀs ᴍᴇɴᴏᴘᴀᴜsᴀʟ.
Amber said : “I was just in sʜᴏᴄᴋ. I just remember crying and asking, ‘Can I still have children?’”
Shortly afterward Amber was told she ʜᴀᴅ ᴀ 7ᴄᴍ ᴄʏsᴛ ᴏɴ ʜᴇʀ ᴏᴠᴀʀʏ, which was removed and she was put on a Fᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ, for six months. The ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ ᴄᴀᴜsᴇᴅ “ᴛᴇʀʀɪʙʟᴇ” sɪᴅᴇ ᴇFFᴇᴄᴛs ʙᴜᴛ ᴅɪᴅ ɴᴏᴛ sᴛɪᴍᴜʟᴀᴛᴇ ᴏᴠᴜʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴ in Amber, so the pair decided they would have to have I.V.F if they were going to have children.
Following two ᴜɴsᴜᴄᴄᴇssFᴜʟ ᴀᴛᴛᴇᴍᴘᴛs, ᴀ sᴇᴄᴏɴᴅ ᴄʏsᴛ ᴡᴀs Fᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴏɴ Aᴍʙᴇʀ’s ʟᴇFᴛ Fᴀʟʟᴏᴘɪᴀɴ tube meaning she had to have both her cyst and the tube removed. With no functioning ovaries and only one fallopian tube, it looked like the couple had run out of options but then they had the idea that Amber’s younger sister Taylor could ᴅᴏɴᴀᴛᴇ ʜᴇʀ ᴇɢɢs.
When the first transfer Fᴀɪʟᴇᴅ. They were all heartbroken. Mentally, physically, emotionally and financially Amber didn’t think she could do this again. But three months later they decided to try again.
Amber said: “The two weeks wait was horrible. One day you think it has worked then the other day you feel like you have Fᴀɪʟᴇᴅ again. I took the test expecting it to be ɴᴇɢᴀᴛɪᴠᴇ but it was the strongest two lines I had even seen!”
Despite suffering from ᴍᴏʀɴɪɴɢ sɪᴄᴋɴᴇss during the pregnancy, nothing could stop Amber from feeling ᴏᴠᴇʀᴊᴏʏᴇᴅ. A Fᴇᴇʟɪɴɢ ᴏɴʟʏ ᴇxᴀɢɢᴇʀᴀᴛᴇᴅ more when she found out she was having twins, one girl and one boy. She hopes that by sharing her story she will be able to give hope to women sᴜFFᴇʀɪɴɢ Fʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ sᴀᴍᴇ ᴅɪsᴀᴘᴘᴏɪɴᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ.
She said: “I think so many women believe it’s only happening to them but unfortunately it affects so many of us. No question is right or wrong and you feel so safe. It is a long and hard road definitely not easy but worth it!”