Welcome to my site! My name is Sara – I am a mother of two kids with a history of recurrent miscarriage. I have had three miscarriages in a row since my daughter was born in 2009, and before that I had two other miscarriages interspersed with my successful pregnancies. I created this website because I see a great need for more assertive treatment for women with “unexplained” infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, and repeated IVF (in vitro fertilization) failure.
You wouldn’t guess it, but the above picture was taken about two weeks after I had my fifth miscarriage. I can’t say that I’ve looked this happy in all the snapshots of the past six years, but by God’s amazing grace (and with a little help from my friend Zoloft), I’ve come a long way. In this picture, we were on vacation, and I was on the cusp of finding more answers than I ever had before.
When we got home, I began a flurry of phone calls and appointments, having read in a book that there was still unexplored territory for my condition. I knew I had to find the right doctor, and I just didn’t want to take “no” for an answer anymore. Some might say I should just be glad I have two kids and that I should settle for that. But I say each of us has our own choices, desires and dreams, and I’ve always wanted more kids. I know I would regret not taking the steps now to achieve a larger family, especially now that I’ve gone through so much and am so close. We can’t turn back the clock, and for me, it’s now or never.
I am now a patient of a Reproductive Immunologist named Dr. Jeffrey Braverman. I am using this blog to chronicle the steps I am taking under his care. I have found that many doctors disagree about whether reproductive immunology is anything more than “experimental” science with no proven benefit. Regardless of what the mainstream says, I hope to be an example of someone who was “cured” by it! I’ve been through too much to listen to the naysayers, and hope you’ll be empowered to take heart, too.
Where should you begin?
I wanted to make this site as easy to use as possible. For now, I have placed the most pertinent information in the black navigation bar above. If you’re a woman with “unexplained” reproductive problems, I hope you’ll find something here that inspires you to hope again. I know how hard the journey is, and I’ll always remember the day I read that I might have a problem the average reproductive specialist was not going to find. What I needed was an even better specialist.
Walking the road of repeated failure and loss can begin to get very lonely. I want you to know that you are not alone. I want you to know that it’s not your fault. I want to tell you that you might still need to get to the right doctor. I want to help you advocate for yourself. Think of me as your cheerleader! I just want you to gain courage and to find the answers you need.
So, check out my other pages and the resources I’ve put together, and if you have the time, jump into my journey by reading the blog. I hope that this site can help you move beyond dead ends as you read about how I am moving beyond my own.