My fertility journey... (Long post, bear with me)
Just sharing this to bring awareness and support to those that are going through this [fertility issues].
Never in my life would I have thought getting pregnant would be a challenge. But there I was... About five years ago I started the most frustrating journey. After about six months of trying [to get pregnant] with no success, I was referred to the fertility department where I started this lengthy diagnosis process where my infertility was "unexplained."
I went through a couple rounds of intrauterine insemination with no success. I remember those days where I would go get blood drawn in the morning, go teach at BVHS, go back to the fertility office for an appointment and go teach at Olympian. Talk about running around town!
Anyhow, I did get pregnant prior to Logan and it ended up being a chemical pregnancy (a super early miscarriage). The worse part of this was I found out when I was in Canada and the doctor was super insensitive and questioned whether I was pregnant in the first place. Then I started thinking I was crazy and thinking I made up I was pregnant although I took several positive pregnancy tests! Anyhow, I continued with more IUI treatments with no success and then got pregnant a second time that also ended in a natural miscarriage at about 8 weeks. Although it was never easy, I was always so thankful to be pregnant in the first place...
So then... I found out I was pregnant yet once again but at this point it was hard to get excited because of the past. However then came Logan! And then [after Logan] I became pregnant again, miscarried at 10 weeks. Then pregnant with twins!
4 failed IUIs, 3 miscarriages and 2 successful pregnancies.
The crazy thing is... All conceptions were NATURAL! None were through traditional Western medicine. The last 4 pregnancies I occurred while I was seeing Genevieve Siegel, of Gen-Touch Massage and Holistic Therapy who was introduced to me as "the baby whisperer". She specializes in Arvigo Mayan massage technique.
I would like to thank her from the bottom of my heart for her support through my journey. I highly recommend her!
So much more I can say about this, but if you are going through infertility issues, you are not alone and don't give up!