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My Journey to Motherhood A true story by Sharon Windham

For some women, thoughts of having children start very young, for others it’s after getting married or establishing a career. We grow up thinking we get married, buy a house, and start a family. What happens when those plans take a detour?

tell you not to focus on it too much. It will happen on its own. A year goes by and still nothing. Here is the story of my journey to motherhood. How I overcame despair, unsuccessful fertility treatments, and even tragedy.

didn’t work. After about a year of unsuccessful attempts on our own, I decided to seek some professional guidance. What if there was a medical issue preventing me from getting pregnant? I felt my biological clock ticking.

For many women who have made the decision to start a family it becomes a “mission”, if you will. You make several attempts without any thought or plan. When that doesn’t work, you start counting the days until ovulation. You try different times of day, different positions, maybe some natural supplements, acupuncture, massages, everything and anything you’ve heard that might work. Friends and family

I always knew I wanted to have children. Becoming a mother was a top priority in my life. When I got married at age 30, my husband and I started trying for a family immediately. After months of no success, frustration started to set in. I questioned whether age was a factor, although at 30 years old, I didn’t think my fertility would be affected yet. I tried different suggestions and remedies that

My husband and I went to see Dr. Michael Allon at the Advanced Fertility Center of Texas to try to help ease some of my frustration and anxiety over not getting pregnant. I was a bit nervous, but felt good in knowing we would soon identify the problem. Dr. Allon explained the process to me and I felt comfort in knowing he would do everything possible to help me. My husband and I

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