"We tried for over a year 'naturally' but it turned into a science," the New York native tells ParentingOC Magazine about her and plastic surgeon hubby Terry's difficulty getting pregnant. "We did 6 months of different kinds of treatments (drugs, inseminations, etc.) and nothing worked. It was very frustrating and depressing."
Ultimately, the couple decided to give in vitro fertilization a try. "We were very lucky, on our first cycle we ended up with twins, Max and Nicky," Heather says. And a few years later, IVF proved to be their lucky charm once again. "After the craziness of having twins, I was looking forward to having a singleton. We went back to the doctor and did IVF again; we only put in one embryo and were lucky enough to have Katarina."
And then came along baby Collette – now 16 months – who took the couple by complete surprise. "Strangely a few years later we were shocked to find out that I was pregnant naturally with little Collette," H continues telling the magazine. "Infertility is so difficult. I have had a lot of friends go through treatment as well. The important thing is to talk about it. Find a support system for yourself. There are all kinds of different procedures and protocols. Research is key. You must be your own advocate."
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