The road to pregnancy was a challenging one for Dan Majesky and his wife, Leah. Recently, Dan took to Facebook to recount every single detail of their struggle. What resulted is an account more honest and raw from a father like no one has ever read before.
From the beginning, Dan warns you, “Do you have a minute? I’ve got kind of a long story.” Their story is pretty lengthy. After all, he talked about how he and his wife have been trying to have a baby for over three years.
Like a lot of couples, Leah and Dan decided to stop using birth control. They thought if they got pregnant, it would be great. But it didn’t happen. The couple soon reached their 30’s, and after trying out every pregnancy trick they could think of, there was still no baby. Initially, doctors said that nothing was wrong with them and that they were completely fine.
More time passed, and the couple was soon in their late 30’s. This time, doctors said they had a reason to worry. The clock was ticking and apparently, Leah’s egg’s supply was “dwindling.” This is what led the couple to consider intrauterine insemination or IUI.
Dan spoke about his wife’s struggles when it came to preparing her body and hormones, while he gave a very open and honest account of his experience in giving his sample.
IUI, as they found out, is not a straightforward solution. For one thing, Dan and Leah ended up suffering a miscarriage. But instead of calling it quits, the couple decided that the best course of action is to try again. This time around, the pregnancy is a success.
In the U.S., Leah and Dan are not alone in their struggle. In fact, the National Center for Health Statistics says that as much as 1.5 million married women aged 15 to 44 are infertile. That means they are unable to get pregnant even after having 12 consecutive months of unprotected sex with their husband. On the other hand, as much as 6.7 million aged 15 to 44 are also unable to get pregnant or a carry a baby to term.
Dan says, “We’re very excited, but I’ll be holding my breath for 26ish weeks.” They are now expecting a girl.
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