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Kathleen is a wonderful wife and doting mother via GS. Her miracle baby Grace was born via surrogate (and best friend) in March of 2006 and she is actively on her way to journey for a sibling.

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Failed Cycle

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 08:56 PM

]We just found out that our first cycle with a gestational surrogate. I'm so discouraged. I had to have an emergency hysterectomy when my daughter was born in March 2007. She was conceived through IVF on the first try. I thought it would work with a gs because the embryos were the same quality as before. My FSH is 9 and the gs has had two easy pregnancies herself. I don't think it's age because I was 37 when my daughter was conceived and I'm 38 now. How common is it for a first cycle to fail? I want to try again, but am scared. Do many surrogates have a failed first cycle then go on to a successful second cycle? Please help.[/font]
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 07:22 AM

I'm so sorry it didn't work this first time. I also had a positive on my first try with a GS at 37 and a negative with a different GS at 38. It's really all such a matter of luck. Statistically it takes 3 tries to be successful with IVF and then things vary with a GS. I wouldn't let it get you down. We are all here for you when you try again next time. :hugs:/>
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