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Multiple doctors told Angie Hermann that she couldn’t conceive via assisted reproductive technology (ART) because of her type 2 diabetes. But all she wanted was a chance to try. Since she got married at 32, she had tried to conceive naturally for a year without luck. For Angie, having multiple doctors discourage her was devastating.
After that, her attempts to conceive naturally over six more years resulted in an ectopic pregnancy and a few miscarriages that sent her into a dark place. However, she saw a glimmer of hope when her husband’s cousin approached a panel of doctors to ask for their opinion about Angie’s situation. The four doctors unanimously agreed that getting pregnant via IVF was possible.
Having gone through a tumultuous journey, Angie hopes to provide support to couples facing infertility, as a member of Fertility Support SG.
Now mum to a three-year-old boy, she recounts her journey and how it felt to finally have a doctor on her side.
Read on for her #MumStory.