My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have always dreamed of having a family together, so in college, when I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome we were devastated. We knew the chance of having children was a long shot.
We married in 2011 and then in 2013 we decided to start our journey to have children. We worked with my OBGYN at the time through some basic fertility steps leading to a pregnancy that ended in a miscarriage. Not knowing what to do, we talked about the next steps and began to pray about the options. My OBGYN referred us to Dr. Pinto for further testing and evaluation.
On December 24, 2016 we met with Dr. Pinto for the first time. Through the next couple of months he laid out a journey for us. He always took things at our pace and listened to our concerns, questions, and beliefs, so we never felt like we were over our heads. But, it wasn't just Dr. Pinto, it was his staff in Grapevine who helped, they answered the phone calls, emails, and millions of questions I had.
After two rounds of intrauterine insemination (IUI), we decided that is was time explore IVF. So in August of 2017 we started the expensive and time intensive journey, and in Sept we had our embryos, but the next day I lost my job. Once again we had another hurdle. After much prayer, we decided to continue and at the end of October we had our first frozen embryo transplant (FET), and with hopeful hearts we found out we were pregnant two weeks later. But, sadly again this pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. Not wanting to give up, we tried again, and in January of this year we had a second FET. Then, on January 12 we again were pregnant, and the following week I was offered a job. The difference this time was every ultrasound and blood test came back that I was still pregnant and at the end of February we graduated from Dr. Pinto and went on to the OBGYN. It was going just like everyone said it would.
On September 18th, 2018 we were gifted with our first born, a precious little girl, Kathryn. We are grateful for Dr. Pinto and his staff for taking the journey with us, and look forward to working with them in again in couple of years so Kathryn can have a sibling.
“For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him.”