Number of years trying to get pregnant?: 2.5
What was your fertility journey prior to finding Natural-Fertility-Info.com and the NaturalFertilityShop.com?:
I had always had long sometimes irregular cycles. In 2011, I married my wonderful husband and we had 2 children quickly, a son and then a daughter. I never considered I would ever have a fertility problem. When my daughter was 2, we planned to have another child. I thought I would get pregnant the first month as I had before.
I had not used any hormone birth control and after the first month, I noticed some changes in my period. I figured I was pregnant. Instead of a period, I just had about 7 days of spotting. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. I decided to track my temperature as I have done in the past and pay attention to my fertility signs. I usually ovulated around day 20. That month I didn’t ovulate and experience the same spotting instead of a period. I was so upset. I didn’t understand why my body wasn’t doing what it was designed to do.
I went to my midwife and she wanted to put me on clomid. I was shocked. How did I suddenly jump from being fertile to infertile? I was only 28. I went home and prayed for wisdom.
I spent time researching natural alternatives to clomid. I soon found the Natural Fertility Website. It seemed like a whole new world of fertility issues, herbal medicine and lifestyle changes. I ordered pregnancy prep and began taking that. In the meantime I continued to pray for wisdom and read an article on the website every day. I couldn’t believe how much valuable information there was about periods and hormones. I read through the success stories and so many women had conceived within months of taking the herbs and making lifestyle changes. I felt very hopeful that if I could just get my body to ovulate I would conceive once again, no problem.
On my third month of taking the herbs I ovulated. I was so thrilled, I thought “here we go!” I was very impressed with the effectiveness of the herbs. That month came and went, as did several months after. I continued to do research. I emailed the website and was so impressed with their compassion and helpfulness.
I had first ovulated in January and by May I still didn’t know why I wasn’t conceiving. I had switched to liquid herbs, had multiple bloods tests done with all normal outcomes. That summer I followed the fertility diet very carefully. I felt great. I had better energy, and the biggest change was I had very little PMS which was unheard of for me. I took the fertility cleanse and was happy to see an increase in cervical mucus.
By this point it had been a year and a half of trying for a baby. It was very hard to deal with. I felt like I had been going along in the garden of life and a viper had bitten my heart. I was truly heartbroken. I felt isolated from my friends. My peers had babies or were pregnant and I couldn’t relate to that. I had a few friends struggling with infertility but had never had any children. I felt insensitive by comparing our experiences because I was a mother. I felt frozen in time and isolated on my own lonely island. I couldn’t move forward. I was doing all I could do and still wasn’t pregnant. This was a low time for me. I struggled to trust God in this, it was hard for my husband and hard for my kids when others around us welcomed babies.
I joined the Natural Fertility VIP and really enjoyed the community. There was a variety of stories on there. I met some people who struggled with secondary infertility. It was a relief to have someplace to ask questions and to learn new things. It really helped with the feelings of isolation. After watching a class about acupuncture I began that too. I really tried to keep plugging. I would fall off the wagon with the fertility diet and jump back on as soon as I could. I think the most helpful part of the website was the compassionate education. There wasn’t anyone patting you on the head telling you to just relax and it will happen.
By that winter, I was losing steam. We had been trying to conceive for over 2 years. 1 3/4 of those years I had been using herbs and had made as many lifestyle changes as I could. I had regular ovulation, we had had testing done and everything was normal. I finally got to the point where I realized I had done all I could. I didn’t want to do IVF or other medical procedures. I felt it heavy on my heart that God wanted me to give this over completely to Him. Every part of it. That was so hard to do. It was so hard to accept that I could do nothing more, He was the giver of life, I was not. I decided to stop tracking my cycles and cancelled my VIP. I mentally moved on. My heart still mourned this loss but I felt at peace with it not being on my shoulders.
On Easter, in the midst of COVID lockdown, I felt some changes in my body. I ignored them and didn’t want to take a pregnancy test. I had taken so many that were negative I didn’t want to open that back up. Finally, a few mornings later, I was feeling nauseated and decided to just see. I couldn’t believe my eyes! It was such an emotional moment for my husband and I. After much weeping and hugging my husband said “let’s thank the Lord” this was one of the happiest moments of my life.
I am currently 30 weeks pregnant. I have had a way easier pregnancy than my last 2 and I wonder if that is because my body was in a much healthier place going in. There isn’t a day that passes that I don’t feel so honored to carry this child. What a gift from God! Those 2 1/2 years were very hard but I learned so much. I was so thankful for the support, products and education offered by Natural Fertility. Thankful for all you do!
What information and products made the difference for you? :
The great articles on the website
Fertilica Phase 1 and 2
Fertility diet and fertility cleanse
My husband also took MH5
The men’s multivitamin
What changes and benefits did you experience from taking the products?:
Decrease in PMS
Increase in energy for my husband and I
What is some advice you would give others going through their fertility journey?:
Learn all you can, make the changes you can afford and are able to sustain.
Explore the herbs and supplements and change it up if something is not helping you.
Change takes time.
Be willing to let go, none of us can create life or sustain it. God is the only one who can
How are you and your baby doing now? How old is your baby now?:
Currently 30 weeks pregnant and so far everything is looking great.