It’s been a while since my last blog post and there have been some huge changes in my life! The biggest- WE’RE PREGNANT!! It was a total shock but I am currently 21weeks along with a baby girl!! We were mentally preparing to do one round of IVF in 2018. I went to my fertility doctor in August to see what the process would be and decide our next steps. I hadn’t taken clomid in probably two months but I asked while I was there if I could try one more round of it for that cycle, he prescribed it and I had also been taking Vitex and DHEA supplements for about three months. My RE said I could continue the vitex with the clomid and that could have been what worked, who knows! But that’s the month we conceived our miracle, it could be a coincidence but I do think the dhea helped me to produce better quality eggs and the vitex helped to regulate my ovulation, along with the clomid. If you are ttc, I would suggest these two supplements before going the IVF route. You can read about them in the book “It starts with the egg”. We were told multiple times we would have about a 1% chance of conceiving with how low my husbands counts were.
Anyone who is TTC hates the phrase “it’ll happen when it’s meant to happen” but in some cases I can truly say miracles do happen. I never thought I would get to see two lines on a pregnancy test or watch my belly grow or set up a nursery, but that’s exactly what is happening. It’s felt surreal for so long and I am still very nervous about every little thing that can go wrong. That’s what infertility will do to you….for those who are struggling, please do not give up! I wanted to give up so many times and it did happen when I didn’t expect it to.