Finding out you're pregnant

Fertility treatment
Fertility and infertility

Dinah finds out she's pregnant after four years of IVF treatment.

Dinah and Ben's IVF treatment lasted four years until Dinah finally gave birth to their daughter Tallulah in 2010. In listening to this podcast series please bear in mind that Dinah and Ben's experience is not universal, it is their story. This podcast series is not intended to replace or replicate medical advice.


Finding our you're pregnant

It’s hard to describe.  It was unbelievable.  I remember the moment.  You know, I’d actually cheated because I’d actually done a home pregnancy test myself the day before my blood test and the morning of my blood test and you know, I resisted for so long and so many of my transfers I didn’t do that, I just waited for my blood test like a good girl, like a good patient and then with the final – the more I went into the cycles the less likely I was to be a good patient and I did a test and I remember looking at it in the bathroom just going oh my goodness, I cannot believe that there are two pink lines and I took a photo of it on my mobile phone and I texted it to my sister and I said “can you see two lines, can you see two pink lines here because I think I can see two pink lines but I don’t know if I’m making it up” and she rang me back straightaway and said “there are definitely two lines there.  I can see two pink lines in the photo”.  So you know, the excitement level in the house was pretty high from my point of view but of course my ever the calm, level headed husband said “you know, let’s just wait for the blood test and let’s not get too excited and we’ve been in this position before” and all that, trying to monitor my excitement levels. 

So I had the blood test and I was driving in to a meeting and my nurse rang and I could tell immediately from the tone of her voice and you can imagine going through as many cycles as what I’d gone through with my nurse, I knew her quite well and she knew me very well as well and I could tell from the tone of her voice that it was going to be good news and so I pulled over and she told me and I just couldn’t stop crying.  I couldn’t stop crying and I remember her saying” don’t cry, it’s good, it’s good news” and I said” I know, I know, it’s really good news, I’m so happy” and the blood test was the best blood test that I’d ever had in all three pregnancies that I’d had and two of them were unsuccessful.  This was the best result and so I just cried even more because I was so like this really could be it.  This really could be it and I remember sitting in the meeting staring at the woman who was presenting, just not

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