Two Is Better Than One: Dr. Walden Talks Motherhood And IVF

When Dr. Walden took a step back to reflect on her accomplishments, she realized something was missing. While she has always been close to her family, Walden admits that she hadn’t put much thought into starting her own. Always career driven goal oriented, Walden says that her early years were spent focusing on her career. Becoming a plastic surgeon was virtually her only priority, nothing else seemed to deserve much of her time until she had achieved that goal.

After completing a nearly eight-year stint at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, and building Walden’s own successful practice, Dr. Walden felt she was ready to start a family. Feeling her time was running out, and with no true prospects for marriage, she began looking into IUI, or intrauterine insemination. As a cosmetic surgeon, Walden admits that she is accustomed to seeing immediate results after performing procedures on patients, which made it difficult to wait out the process of finding out its success.

When IUI was unsuccessful, she began to explore other options. Determined to become a mother, and share her love and success with someone else, Walden decided to try in vitro fertilization. With just a 22% chance of success, the odds of achieving a fertilization seemed slim, yet Walden was undeterred. After just three cycles of IVF, Dr. Walden discovered that she had more than just one bun baking.

Now the mother of twin boys Houston and Rex, Walden shared that her journey to motherhood was filled with challenges and setbacks, but as most mothers would say-it as worth it.

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