Thursday, April 23, 2009

IVF/ICSI #2 Prayer Requests

I fully believe in the power of power of prayer. As I stated in my previous post, it is going to take a miracle for us to get pregnant and carry a healthy child to term. You can read about it here. I was able to speak with the embryologist again today. I came away from the conversation even more convinced that we need a miracle from God. Would you please join us in prayer?

We are asking for the following:

1) For God to be glorified that others would see the great work He has done.
2) For this cycle to be successful, for those of you who like to get specific when you pray, here are the specifics:
  • Stage 1: Ovarian stimulation, monitoring, and ovulation triggering - this is the current stage until tomorrow when we move to stage 2, please continue to pray for adequate response and hormone levels and no excessive response (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome)
  • Stage 2: Egg retrieval - please pray that the procedure go well, that a sufficient number of mature eggs be retrieved, and that there would be no problems with anesthesia
  • Stage 3: Fertilization - please pray that fertilization would occur and that a sufficient number would begin to divide and develop properly. Ideally, we would have 2 grade 5 (symmetric with no fragmentation) embryos to transfer. The Lord knows what number is sufficient and I am trusting Him with this.
  • Stage 4: Embryo transfer - please pray that the procedure go well and that the embryos would implant into my uterus and develop into healthy babies
3) For healthy eggs and sperm free of any abnormalities
4) Please pray that we trust God with this whole process and especially the outcome. We know that His ways and timing are perfect.
5) Keep focus on the Lord, take one day at a time, and allow Him to lead us step by step.
6) For freedom from worry and fear, for God's peace throughout the entire process, especially the 2 week waiting period
7) We be reminded of God's presence with us
8) God's will be done in our lives, that He fulfill His purpose for John and I

"Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God." Luke 1:36-37

I had heard verse 37 before, but it was only recently that I realized it was specifically connected with someone who struggled with infertility. I am greatly encouraged by that and I hope all of you will be as well.

Thank you for praying!


Jackie said...

I've been praying and will continue to do so.

I Believe in Miracles said...

Been praying, (haven't been commenting), but will keep praying...


Alicia said...

I love that verse! I will be praying for you.

Anonymous said...

I will pray for you if you pray for me! The infertile community needs to look out for each other

Becky said...

Anonymous@7:13, I will definitely pray for you. You are so right, the IF community needs each other and I have been so blessed by the friends I have met online through blogging. If you have any specific prayer requests, please leave me a comment any time or send me an email:

Shelly said...

Thank you Becky. My husband and I just complete our first embryo transfer. Things did not go as well as expected. We only wound up with 2 embryos for transfer. I can't help thinking it's a long shot but I am trying to keep positive! Any prayer will help and you've been added to my prayer list! Shelly (AKA Anonymous@7:13)

Anonymous said...

Mom (Henriette Billard) who was 97 had to be hospitalized for distort food roads. A pneumonia of inhalation was discovered.

Failing to treat it or to feed mom by oral route, the hospital where she was decided not to nourish her by any means and refuse to let her back home until it was sure she would die. She was then authorized to come back home within a hospital at home. She died 3 days later.

Considering that every person has the right to live whatever their age, there has been an injustice of which mom was the victim and it should be repaired( Luke 18), I ask God in the name of Jesus Christ to raise up my mother from the deads

Philippe Billard