I had always planned to reach out and share my story once I was pregnant, as most of the women on here do. However, I feel ready to open up about my journey now. My husband and I started trying right after our wedding. Little did we know that would be a long & emotional 2.5+ years.
After a year of trying naturally, my first fertility doctor diagnosed me with “lean” pcos. So, we began down the road of Clomid, IUIs, injectables- but nothing worked. We bit the bullet and did IVF. My doctor was sure this would work for us. That ended in a chemical pregnancy.
Next, we prepped for our first FET. That was cancelled because my lining did not get thick enough. Finally, we took a long break. I couldn’t deal with the docs, medications, tests, etc. During this break I saw a dietitian (Sarah) and made changes to my diet, exercise, and self-care routines. I finally understood what it meant to “mother myself.”
We also switched to a new doctor, who said starting a fresh IVF cycle would be the best way to go. I started working with an IVF coach (Tasha)– I was ready to jump back into the IVF world. We were set to start beginning of Jan, but when I didn’t get my period, I was SHOCKED with a positive at home pregnancy test. We couldn’t believe it – tears of joy ran down our faces after the nurse confirmed I was pregnant.
At my 5-wk appt, we learned the pregnancy was ectopic, the embryo implanted outside my uterus. When my HCG would not go down on its own, they delivered some more bad news – I needed an injection that stays in your system for 90 days. We are not allowed to try for 3 months. This was a hard pill to swallow. I can easily find the positive in all this but having to wait 3 long months is the last thing you want to do when ttc . I know my baby is coming soon, and I will not let this dishearten me. I will only allow it to empower me. But, if anyone has been through this 3-month wait, and has any tips or words of encouragement, I’d love to connect. No matter what you’re going through, it’s always comforting to know you are not alone.