1 in 8 couples battle infertility; Some turn to IVF

Many women grow up thinking that when they're ready to start a family, it will just happen. But for more and more Mississippi women, it doesn't.

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One in eight couples in Mississippi is battling infertility. I know, because I'm one of them. It took years of prayer, doctor appointments and finally a round of in vitro fertilization to finally say I'm pregnant. My friend, Candace Tann, shared her struggles with infertility with me and encouraged me to keep going.

Photos: IVF difficult, rewarding process

Little Will Tann was born in December -- a month early -- but his mom had been waiting a long time to meet him.

"You never think you're going to have trouble having kids. You just think that's the next thing," Tann said.

Candace and her husband, Walker, tried to conceive on their own for months, then they used common ovulation drugs Clomid and Letrozole, but nothing worked.

"It was very overwhelming," Tann said. "You hear all these words you've never heard before, and you're like, 'I can't have a kid and maybe I won't,' and there's the uncertainty and all that sort of stuff."

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Tann found out the only way she would ever get pregnant was by IVF. Before then, she didn't know much about the process.

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