Building Baby Baker

Chester, VA (US)
Created 2 years ago
Fertility Treatments

Building Baby Baker

by Lauren Baker

Rated 0 out of 5
  • $10,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $586.00

    Funds Raised
  • 0

    Days to go
$586.00 raised of $10,000.00 Goal
The campaign is successful.
Chester, VA (US)

Lauren Baker is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

I , unfortunately, am one of the over 59-million women in the U.S. who have trouble getting or staying pregnant. I have unexplained infertility…meaning there is literally not even a known reason why I am having so much trouble getting pregnant. A few years ago, I tried to get pregnant for over a year straight. I went through six IUI procedures, what was “supposed” to work for an otherwise healthy woman with no known fertility issues (other than being in a same-sex relationship).

When none of these IUIs took, we had to go the more invasive IVF route. After weeks of prepping and preparing, egg-retrieval day arrived and produced all good numbers, and 5 seemingly healthy embryos. However, two {failed} embryo transfers and a LOT of tests later, I am still here, longing for a baby.

The next step in this infertility journey for me is to try to get more answers as to why I have yet to see a positive pregnancy test, while starting over completely from the beginning at a new facility, with new doctors. Unfortunately I, like most women, do not have infertility coverage on my health insurance. This makes this process all the more stressful.

“Did you know, studies show that psychological trauma of infertility is equivalent to that of cancer? Yet the topic of infertility is still considered taboo, forcing many women and men to shut out our friends and family, instead of sharing or asking for support.” -GOP, 2018

The first time, I did this journey mostly on my own. I did not reach out to friends and family…most did not even know we were trying. It made a lonely road, even darker. I am not one to ask for help, or even admit when I might need it. But this is bare bones me, reaching out.

This is me asking for support.

I am asking you to help us on this new path by donating to our fundraiser. We are seeking assistance with the financial burden of IVF, and would be honored if you could help. I know many people are struggling financially in this world we live in today. Even $5 would mean the world to us and help me fight for our future family.

Thank you for reading!

Ana Allen commented with a $20 donation about 1 year ago
Gabriela Grant commented with a $0 donation about 2 years ago
good luck in your family planning journey! much love! PPLM
Morgan Lawhon commented with a $20 donation about 2 years ago
Good luck to you guys!? I know the infertility journey all too well. I’m hoping this can help you all reach your goals!
Lynda Cooksey commented with a $100 donation about 2 years ago
Best wishes on this journey!
Anonymous commented with a $10 donation about 2 years ago
Thinking of you Lauren, best of luck on this journey! Wishing nothing but success and happiness!
Jordan Terrian commented with a $50 donation about 2 years ago
Sorry, it’s all I can spare for now, but I’m excited!!!
Joann Mazzucco commented with a $200 donation about 2 years ago
Wishing You and Anglea the best of luck. Love you both!