I’m Kelly and this is my story. My child is a dream come true after five failed pregnancies left me convinced my child-bearing ability was over. Don't give up.
Ever felt your dreams…the dreams about how your life would turn out…slowly slip away? It happened to me. But not right away. Our dream when we married was to continue our life as musicians and have several children. We had our first child, Cooper, and life seemed perfect. Then we tried to have a second child. That’s when my dream…our dream started to slip away. Over four years I had five failed pregnancies. My physicians couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Tests showed no underlying cause to lose five pregnancies.
Then we found Dr. Lessey and everything changed. We learned about the Greenville Health System Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility group. My physicians at Piedmont Ob-Gyn, working with Dr. Lessey at the University Medical Group, were so through, so professional. They knew what we had been through. They were very compassionate. And Dr. Lessey’s breakthrough research for infertility pin-pointed endometriosis as the cause of our problems.
Endometriosis accounts for up to 40% of infertility cases but in my situation, it may have also contributed to the recurrent pregnancy loss. I had surgery to remove my endometriosis, and became pregnant within a month of trying.
To see and hear the heartbeat…it was music to my ears! We knew Levi was on his way. My mom told me that, after I got home from the hospital, I’d just walk around the house, holding him and saying. “I can’t believe I have him.” I still sometimes catch myself saying, “I still can’t believe you’re here!”
Now I have something amazing to sing about. We’re blessed beyond measure, thanks to our physicians at Piedmont Ob-Gyn and Dr. Lessey.
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