I always believed that I was in complete control of my life and that I could get pregnant whenever I planned to. I had never missed a period before and was regular. Having difficulty getting pregnant never crossed my mind. After a year of consistently trying to get pregnant, my husband and I decided to go to a fertility doctor. They did all types of tests on us and found out that one of my fallopian tubes was blocked. I was in shock. I’d never had a health issue before in my life! I felt so depressed. And to make it worse, I kept seeing more and more people around me getting pregnant all the time.
After many procedures, a few artificial inseminations and consultations with different doctors, I got my tube removed. The next step was In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). After my first IVF, I became pregnant but unfortunately had a miscarriage at 10 weeks. After my second IVF, I became pregnant with twins and went on to have a beautiful and healthy pregnancy and delivery. Thinking about the the time I went through IVF brings back so many memories and mixed feelings. It was an incredibly tough period in my life. Nevertheless, it’s how I became a mother.
When the twins were 6 months old, I missed my period. I had never missed a period before. I had just stopped breastfeeding the twins that month and had one period since I gave birth, so I thought it was normal and my body was just getting back to its regular cycle. While my husband and I thought it was impossible to get pregnant naturally, I decided to purchase a home pregnancy test. When it came back positive, I went into complete shock. I was pregnant again! When I miscarried at 15 weeks, the news hit me as hard as my first loss. This time around, I had my babies at home, which made me very happy and eased the healing process. About two months later, two weeks before the twins’ first birthday, I missed my period again, and this time I knew that I was pregnant. We went on to have another healthy boy and that’s how I became a mom of three under two.