"Success at last"
A couple of readers tell us about their struggle to get pregnant,and the miracle of finally conceiving.

Michelle de Bruin shares her success story

Me and my husband got married in 2005, we have been together already for over 7 years and decided it's now or never. So we both said our I do’s.

We actually then started to plan our little family but without any luck we battled to get pregnant. I first visited my gynea in 2006 and she said everything was fine. I then went for a second opinion and the docter told me that I’m not ovulating and that I needed medicine to ripen my ovaries.

So for a whole 8 months we were on clomeds and injections and still no luck. On the last month, September 2007, my gynea suggested as a last resort, injections, those that cost about R350 to R400 an injection. And I needed 18 of them.

So we started the proses once again. I was really skeptical. On the weekend of my birthday my gynea told me that it must be me and hubby time, breakfast, lunch, dinner, desert (you know what I mean) to ensure that the treatment works.

A week later I felt as if nothing worked, so on the Friday I phoned my gynea's secretary and told her that I would be cancelling all the treatments until further notice, and that I’m not up to it once again.  

Funny enough, the next Wednesday, I just felt like something wasn't right, so I went to buy a home pregnancy test at the pharmacy and like murphy’s law the test was faulty. I then went for a blood test and it showed positive.

That was the most amazing day of our lives. My little girl is turning 3 in June and is still a blessing. Parents must not give up. Our Dear God knows what our hearts desire is and he makes our wishes come true.

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