Baby Brown IUI Journey

La Crosse, WI (US)
Created 2 months ago
Fertility Treatments

Baby Brown IUI Journey

by Kendra Brown

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La Crosse, WI (US)

Kendra Brown is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

Hello, my name is Kendra and I live in La Crosse, Wisconsin with my beautiful wife Katie, and our three-year-old chocolate lab, Moose. I work as an Office Manager and Accounting Assistant at a local recycling facility and am also pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Katie works for the public school district as a middle school special education teacher, specifically working with children who have intellectual disabilities. Katie and I met in what we consider to be a comically stereotypical fashion, playing college softball. We began our relationship almost a decade ago in 2015, became engaged in 2020, and finally married in July 2022. This brings us to the beginning of our fertility journey.

Through many hours of research and discussion, we decided the best option for our fertility treatment journey would be to pursue IUI (intrauterine insemination) using donor sperm. After Katie’s most recent doctor visit, we learned that her uterus is deviated to the left and there is a possibility that she has endometriosis. The combination of these two factors may negatively impact our projected rate of successfully conceiving though IUI, which only has a 25% success rate per round to begin with. If we are unable to conceive after several rounds of IUI, we will likely start exploring IVF (in vitro fertilization) instead.

Both IUI and IVF are expensive procedures, and with a strong chance of multiple procedures in our future, medical bills will begin to grow. Our health insurance will only cover a fraction of the total cost, leaving us to pay for the remainder out-of-pocket. Other costs beyond insemination and frequent doctor visits will include medication for ovulation induction, ovulation testing, purchasing and storage of sperm, and everything and anything in-between.

Becoming mothers together is something that we have dreamed of since the beginning of our relationship, and it is finally within our grasp. We are seeking assistance to lessen the financial burden of our fertility journey and would be deeply grateful for your support. Every little bit helps! We are keeping our spirits up and hoping for some good news in our future. Thank you for your consideration!