Aaron Blocker Was Devastated By His Wife's Struggle With Infertility
Aaron Blocker and his wife always wanted to have children. They were even open to adopting the kids. For the young couple, being a family meant more than just having blood relations.
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By 2016, they decided to give it a shot. But making a baby was not as easy as they hoped. Aaron on his part was plagued with medical conditions that included a very rare genetic disease. And Emily who had always been very healthy seemed to have a hard time conceiving.
Consequently, Emily began taking fertility shots. Later on, the couple tried intrauterine insemination (IUI), but it failed three times in a row. They later settled for IVF after recommendations by specialists. But even that was far from easy.
Baby on the way
After the harrowing experience of failed procedures, Emily finally got pregnant. The stress and anxiety that the entire experience cause the couple literally vanished, as joy overtook them. Overwhelmed, Emily and Aaron cried their hearts out when they got the good news.
Emily is already 13 weeks into her pregnancy, and the couple is excited to finally be one step closer to holding their very own baby in their arms. The baby is dues in October this year.
Emily had to endure a kidney stone as a result of the medication she was taking but went through it all like a champ. At a time, Aaron felt so bad, he wished he was the one going through what his wife Emily was experiencing.
It was a truly traumatic period, but through it all, Emily and Aaron found strength in each other.
Dealing with infertility
Infertility can put a lot of strain on relationships. But these tips can keep the worst at bay.
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- Do not deny the problem exists.
- Be open to conversations about it, even with other people in the same situation.
- Avoid blame trading.
- It takes two to tango, so don’t alienate your partner.
- Get support from other people and healthcare professionals.
- Stay positive and be optimistic.
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These are not quick fixes to the physiological issues that cause infertility, but they can help ease the strain.
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