I’m writing to tell our very unconventional story, in hopes of someone being in the same boat and giving them hope.
14 years ago, I was diagnosed with MRKH syndrome. Basically, I was born without a uterus or vaginal canal. After two very painful and complicated surgeries, I was the proud owner of a vagina, but still lacking a uterus.
Fast forward to 2019. We decided to start the process of IVF and surrogacy. My mom, who is an amazing woman, had offered to be the surrogate. Our hopes were crushed at the first appointment, when it was determined that I had the egg quality of a 45 year old woman.
In 2020, we became foster parents. It was short lived and tragic. We were contacted about an adoption case, spent weeks planning, only for it to fall through. I was crushed. I thought I was finally going to have the family I craved so deeply.
Our path to parenthood has been so bumpy and devastating. After the adoption fell through, my family rallied behind me, but grieved as well. I told them I refused to give up and that I would find a way. I remember my mom looking at me and saying, “Everyone is wondering, how much more can you take?” Honestly, not a lot. I was defeated, broken, and feeling the type of inconsolable pain that burned.
Over the past six years, my best friend, “B”, has always made comments about how she has an empty uterus and eggs going to waste every month. I never took her seriously, until she pushed the subject in February of this year.
We did a lot of talking, consulting with lawyers, research, talking with doctors and quickly became very knowledgeable about traditional surrogacy, which is legal where we live.
We found the Mosie kit online and spent so much time reading reviews. We were all skeptical and almost laughed at the absurdity of the idea. Before going to the doctor for ICI or IUI, we decided to give Mosie a shot for six months.
For three months, B would come over to my house when her LH peaked, and we would do “transfers”, using Mosie. After the transfer, I would sit in the room with her for about 30 minutes. We laughed, envisioned the future, watched TV and thought of the future. It was so easy, not awkward and laid back, very unlike how a doctor’s office would be.
On 5/31/21, I woke up to a pounding on the front door. My husband jumped out of bed and I could soon hear B’s voice. I quickly threw on my bathrobe and rushed into the living room, where she thrust a positive pregnancy test into my hand.
She will be five weeks in three days, so it is still early, but we are choosing to live for the moment.
Because of Mosie:
-I got to hold a positive pregnancy test
-I get to see the lines growing darker each day
-I get to create a registry with a due date
-I get to see an ultrasound picture
-I get to hear a heartbeat
-I get to see my baby being born
-I can smile when I see my nephew or other baby, instead of feeling sad
-I get to have a baby shower
-I got to see my mom sob tears of joy at hearing she was going to be a grandma
-I got to see the pure joy and excitement on my husbands face, as he stared at two tiny lines
-I get to finally use the nursery that I’ve had set up for years
-I get to close the infertility chapter of my life
-I get everything that I ever wanted
-I get to be a mom
How many cycles did you use Mosie: 3
How long did you try before Mosie: Over 24 months
- T & J from Missouri