Kim’s Story

I was diagnosed with suspected Endometriosis in my mid twenties and officially diagnosed at 31. After my second surgery to treat it at 37, my left ovary and fallopian tube were damaged by scar tissue and after 6 months of not getting pregnant naturally I started fertility investigations ahead of IVF treatment.

I did my first IVF cycle at 38 which resulted in 2 embryos and we transferred 1, despite having a thin uterine lining (just over 6mm). We saw our baby and heartbeat at 7 weeks but sadly at 9 weeks were told our baby had stopped growing and there was no longer a heartbeat. 

I experienced a missed miscarriage and had an MVA procedure in November 2021. We named our baby Skylar.

In 2022 my consultant at the time thought I had little chance of carrying a baby and mentioned surrogacy. However after doing an exploratory hysteroscopy, significant scar tissue was found, so much so I had 2 hysteroscopies within 2 months!

My lining significantly improved after, however despite getting around 7 embryos in October 2022, the 2 that were transferred were not successful and the others tested abnormal, which was a new level of grief and I took time off work for my mental health.

In May 2023 we transferred our one and only PGT-A ‘normal’ embryo from an egg collection in February and I am currently pregnant aged 40 with our rainbow boy due on Valentine’s Day.

I’ve found the support and understanding from the Instagram community invaluable and so thankful for programs like Journey for Jasmine that raise awareness of fertility challenges.

Following my experiences, I’ve now launched my own business, Positility, to help people find helpful information to support a more positive fertility journey quickly and easily. 

Kim wears a white top and the rainbow skirt.  She is pregnant and stands next to a decorated Christmas tree.

Kim wears a white top and blue skirt.  Her pregnant belly is painted with henna.  She lays on the rainbow skirt.

Kim wears a white top and a blue skirt.  She lays on top of the rainbow skirt which is in the shape of a heart.

Kim wears a white top and the rainbow skirt.  She holds a rainbow ornament in front of her pregnant belly.

Kim wears a white top and blue skirt.  She holds a picture of her IVF embryo.

The rainbow skirt is in the background.  On it sits a blue stuffed bunny and a framed photo of an IVF embryo.

The rainbow skirt lays on the floor in the shape of a heart.  On it is a framed photo of an IVF embryo.

Photos taken by Vicky.

Embryo art by Embaby Art.

Henna done by Sarah Budello.

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