Michael and Melissa already had one child when they began trying to get pregnant for a second time. They had always heard that once you have your first child, having the second one is a breeze. Two years after they began trying to have a second child, they decided to visit a fertility specialist. The doctors ran every test, but couldn’t find anything, medically, wrong. After the questions as to why they couldn’t conceive remained unanswered, Melissa began taking Femara, followed by Clomid, followed by IUIs.
As Melissa began taking medication as well as having an IUI done every month, the expenses began to add up. Their health insurance didn’t cover anything related to infertility, which left them spending close to $1000 a month on appointments, medicine, and procedures.
The months passed and as each pregnancy test displayed a negative reading, the emotions poured out. Melissa continued to think she was feeling signs of pregnancy, but time and time again the feeling was wrong. After years of trying, they finally had success, and they had Maxton. After the years of expenses, stress, anger, and every other emotion, Michael and Melissa saw the light at the end of the tunnel. Their biggest advice to other couples struggling is to understand that with infertility you have to keep trying and adjusting the program it isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. They say don’t let the stress of infertility become a barrier between you and your spouses happiness.