Infertility Journey

My Journey to getting pregnant has been insane! I have been trying to conceive since 2019. The hubby and I tried right after we got married! We thought that it would be easy to get pregnant and seriously we did not think we would be one of those couples who would have trouble! All my family and friends didn’t struggle conceiving so I thought alright lets just do it around my fertile window and boom I’ll get pregnant!

Boy I was so wrong! So I download the Flo App after couple of months with no results to track my periods and my fertile window. Even with tracking my cycle I still didn’t get pregnant. I started going crazy and researching like crazy about infertility and how to make myself more fertile!

In the infertility world I guess you aren’t really infertile unless you’ve been trying for a year so thats what my husband and I were doing we just kept trying every month. But I knew in my gut something was off with my body! My periods were never on time and were always longer than the normal 7 days! Also I always had spotting before my periods which I thought was really weird too.

With no results after a year I started looking into natural remedies that I could help my body! I found an acupuncturist and started going twice a month! During acupuncture I found that it really helped me with my anxiety and to help me relax. I started focusing on myself which I really needed to do to get pregnant!

I also started a bean protocol! I saw that this protocol could help with Endometriosis and Infertility just by eating beans 3-6 times a day! I seriously wanted to try everything that I could! I actually stressed myself out by doing so many things! But with my A type personality I felt like I could do it all and I am impatient I want things done right away. If I can do something and control what I can do I am going to do it!

So at the time of trying I was in a really high stressed job which most likely did not help with getting pregnant. I would work crazy hours and be soo stressed out that always put me in a bad mood and caused me crazy anxiety.

Right after trying for a year I booked an appointment with an OBGYN at Stanford to check out my body and to tell them of my incident at the ER during Thanksgiving 2020. I was in so much pain and was throwing up like crazy in the bathroom that later led me to go check it out at the ER which they only diagnosed me with a cyst on my left side. So the OBGYN at Stanford said that they would just monitor my cyst for me which I would go get an ultrasound once a month.

Every time I would get an Ultrasound I would get worse news about my cyst. First check up it grew from like 2 cm to 3 cm. Second checkup they found another cyst on my right ovary. Third check up both cysts grew and would continue to grow up to 6cm until I got a laparoscopy to remove them.

So right after getting my laparoscopy in July 2021 I went through In Vitro Fertility (IVF) in September 2021 and this was super stressful! Honestly I don’t know how people do IVF more than once! It really takes lots of courage and money to go through one round of IVF! I rested a couple of months and wanted to get my baby ASAP! So I found an infertility doctor at Sutter Health and Dr. Ezzati was amazing and helpful. I started IVF meds and went through the whole process to retrieve my eggs and to put the fertilized embryo back in my uterus.

IVF worked for me but i got a miscarriage after 3 weeks. I was so devastated but I looked at the bright side and was happy to know that I could carry a child! That confirmed something for me that I was fearing. So after a year of all this craziness I took a break from EVERYTHING that I was doing and just focused on trying to be happy. Then BOOM January 2022 I took a pregnancy test and it was actually POSITIVE!!! I tried naturally with the hubby in December and our miracle baby was formed!!

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