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The HRC Fertility Blog is a resource for patients and those seeking infertility related issues and articles. Check back often or subscribe to this blog as it is changed weekly by the HRC staff.

An unexpected love story with an adoption twist!

There are many roads on the journey to motherhood. Leah Campbell took one less traveled by, and her story offers wisdom and hope.

Leah always knew she wanted to be a mom. In fact, it was the period of her life that she most looked forward to. In college, Leah donated her eggs, and her journey took an unexpected and ironic turn as she experienced severe complications and developed endometriosis. It became so severe that within 6 months, Leah’s doctor told her that if she wanted to have a baby, it was “now or never.”

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First it is the unexplained weight gain. Followed by an irregular and perhaps painful menstrual period. Then comes unusual facial hair. Many women start to become concerned and frustrated by the changes of their bodies. Finally, a trip to a medical specialist confirms that this is not “usual”. The diagnosis many times is only four letters long- PCOS .

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The Night Before Christmas turned into an Infertility Success Story

The Night Before Christmas  turned into an Infertility Success Story
Dara holding Olivia


The Night Before Christmas  turned into an Infertility Success Story

By Dara Blaker from

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