My name is Rebecca, and I am one of the many people unwillingly part of the infertility world. My husband Kevin and I began trying to have a child in March 2015, when we were both 24 years old. I was diagnosed with endometriosis in July 2016, and my husband was diagnosed with low sperm morphology shortly thereafter. We lived through our first failed IVF cycle in November. I started this blog in January 2017 to share my story. The next month, to our great surprise, we found out that our second round of IVF was successful! Our son William was born in November 2017.

I have a life outside of infertility. I have a master's degree in statistics. One of my (now) long-term goals includes becoming involved in reproductive endocrinology and infertility research--I think it would be the coolest thing to be part of finding a cure for endometriosis!

I enjoy writing, reading, experimental music, playing the piano, everything Lord of the Rings, making and eating delicious food, and watching William grow up. Fun facts: I was a committed vegan for a year when I was 21 (just to prove I could do it), I grew up in Hawaii, I'm 1/2 Peruvian, and have run three half marathons.

Contact rebecca.hopebeyondhope at gmail dot com

Halfway through IVF #1, waiting for an ultrasound