I would love to tell you about my/our fertility journey.
Sine we got married in 2009, my husband and I thought we would have no trouble conceiving. I realized through reading the Taking Care Of Your Fertility book, that I obviously hadn’t had enough or good enough quality cervical mucous. I tried everything from evening primrose oil, to pre-seed gel and egg whites (yuck!). Needless to say, I hadn’t considered cutting sugar, coffee, alcohol or looking at my diet. I was always an extremist with my eating. Either too much or too little!
Well, as time went on my Gynae told me about IUI, which I was excited about. We then had to check hubby’s sperm count, which showed he needed to do more exercise, needed far less stress and just generally needed to change his lifestyle too. After about 6 failed IUIs, we then started talking about ‘this IVf thing’. Oh my gosh.
I needed to think about this very carefully because I didn’t want anyone to know I was considering going that way. As though it was such a contentious route. 😀
So we decided to go through our National Health system in March this year. By then I had not read about your blogs and had not at ALL understood the incredible importance of building your body up over months in preparation for IVF. So I had a great NYE party and no stress, and no actual focus on developing my mind, body and spirit to be at its prime for this monstrous procedure. Well, needless to say it all went pear shaped. I was on full meds, which was far too much for my body which is so sensitive to meds – they retrieved 2 eggs – one they could have used, ruptured!
Right after that, emotionally and psychologically a wreck, I decided to go to a very highly recommended acupuncturist to help get my body and mind back on track. I started feeling totally different. It was as though I was taking more care of myself and feeling more together and happy! While I wanted to go there primarily for fertility, I started noticing that my body was in a better space. It was then that I came across your website and signed up to your emails.
I started my hubby and I on Maca, green juices and fertility smoothies and just getting our minds right on this journey. About four months later… with prayer and support I finally am happy to be on this fertility journey. ‘That’s when everything starts changing,’ she [my acupuncturist] said!
Well, I carried on with my new take on fertility and growing my beautiful eggies as best I could (cause I knew God would do the rest if I did my best!) I stopped the daily alcohol and cut back so much on caffeine.
In November… we retrieved 3 eggs, two of which could be used and one that could not be used.
I was absolutely elated at transfer when he said to me that they were quality (grade5) embryos!
They had fertilized and grown beautifully just waiting for a new home – my womb! Mine!!
Well, as I type this, I am so so happy to say that I am 5 weeks pregnant and we are so blessed to be taking care of our babies properly from the start!
Here’s just (a very long) note to show you gratitude for what you do, Hethir. You are blessed to be helping others in a very profound way.
Warm regards and thank you ❤️