Struggling with Infertility?

by Jennie on April 25, 2017

This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

I have shared my personal struggle with getting pregnant on the blog in a 2 part series. If you haven’t read Part 1 or Part 2 and are struggling to conceive or know someone who is struggling, please share it! One of the things that is so hard about not being able to get pregnant when you want to, or in some cases not even knowing if it will ever happen to you, is the isolation. When you are struggling to conceive it feels like everyone around you is getting pregnant. You see moms with newborns, pregnant bellies and children everywhere you go. You can feel like no one understands how you feel or what you are going through. What really helped me when I was going through it was reading about other people who were or have also struggled. I didn’t know many women at the time who had ever went through “infertility” so reading others personal struggles and stories really helped me feel like I was not damaged goods and that regardless of what ended up happening we would be on a path that God intended us to walk through. 

Here we are 10 years later and I feel like infertility is talked about SO much more and there are so many more resources out there. Although it can feel like the end of the world when you get the heart wrenching news that you may assistance in the baby making department, all hope isn’t lost! There are SO many options to choose from after being told that you may not be able to conceive the good old fashion way. 

This post goes through all the different fertility options that are available today in detail. It breaks it down very nicely, including what average costs can run. We tried Clomid, Insemination several times and IVF which ultimately gave us our first son Cody. I have learned so much over the last 10 years and I am happy we went the route we did, but one thing I wish I would have done differently would have been to change my diet. I went from conventional foods to organic, but there is a lot out there for PCOS women (which was one of my roadblocks to conceive) now about cutting out gluten and dairy to help with cycles and clearing up issues related to that syndrome which ultimately can help you conceive. 

We did not have to go as far as to have a surrogate or an egg donation, but there are so many options available for that today as well! We had thought about that and adoption on our journey in the early stages, just talking about all the options and how far we would go to start a family. Growing Generations is Los Angeles-based company dedicated to creating lives and supporting families through egg donation, gestational surrogacy, and parental education. They are the only company in the world that has videos on every one of its egg donors. I also love that they service individuals regardless of sexual orientation, marital status, or HIV status. It is a beautiful thing to bring life into this world and everyone should be able to experience that if they choose that path! 

egg donation room

I promise you that hope is not lost and you are not alone! Battling infertility was one of the hardest and scariest times in my life, but you will get through this! Find a support system, read others stories who have struggled and find a doctor you trust and make your dreams come true!! My heart and prayers are with all those who have and are currently struggling. It is not an easy road, but definitely not impossible. 

 

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kannan June 15, 2017 at 6:49 am

nice and amazing post.

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