I wrote an entire blog post about my crazy IUI story last year and I wanted to give you an update.
It took me a few months to fully feel back to “normal” after my IUI adventure and I decided it was time to get back on track at the end of 2018. I went back to my fertility clinic at the beginning of this year and we had a full discussion about what happened last August. We both agreed that I didn’t want to do another IUI because to be honest, both my RE and I were pretty traumatized! So we made the decision to move forward with IVF.
Here we go! Sort of …
We hit a little bit of a hiccup in our plans though and I’ll have to do my IVF retrieval first, then have a laparoscopy to clean up the mess inside of my pelvis that was left from the August 2018 adventures, and then do the transfer after I recover. However, I’m focusing on the positive that we’re moving forward!
Why am I telling you all of this?
This whole point of this blog post is to let everyone know that I’m in this journey together with you.
I’m currently working with a bunch of couples who are all at different points along their fertility journey. I wanted to give every one of them (and every one of YOU) a bit shout out for getting through this.
The fertility journey is TOUGH. It puts you through the wringer with all of the different appointments, scans, medications, injections, and more appointments! And if you’re like me, you also have appointments with your ND, acupuncturist, massage therapist and chiropractor as well.
It is also rough on your relationship. You go through the lowest of the lows together. And I’ll admit that sometimes, it’s extremely hard for Jeff to cheer me up and lift my spirits. However, the positive is that we’ve learned that we can get through this together and when we come out of this, we’ll be stronger than ever.
1 in 6
So, I’m writing all about our fertility journey as an attempt to make it more normal. 1 in 6 couples go through infertility in Canada. That means that you at a dinner party, there might be one or two people there who are struggling with infertility. I feel that the more people who talk about it, the more normal it becomes.
Going through fertility struggles is a VERY lonely road. You often feel like the only person you can talk to is your partner but sometimes you just want support from family or friends. This is my little way of contributing to normalizing the process. I’m putting it all out there.
So wish me luck with my retrieval and I’ll let you know how it goes!
If you’d like to work with me on your own fertility journey, CONTACT ME HERE to schedule a complimentary 15 min discovery call/meeting and we can get started together.
What’s a discovery call/meeting? It’s where we get to know each other better to ensure that I’m the right practitioner for you and that you have the opportunity to ask your questions about Naturopathic Medicine before we move forward with an initial Naturopathic consultation.
Here are the other posts if you’re interested in reading about my struggles with my own fertility journey:
- My CRAZY IUI Story
- My Surgery Surprise
- My IVF Story: Part 2
- TW: My Big News!
- My Fertility Journey on Facebook for #CIAW2020
- My Fertility Journey on Instagram for #CIAW2020
And here are a few other posts on fertility that you might also be interested in:
- Fertility: How Naturopathic Medicine Can Help
- Acupuncture for Infertility
- The Effect of Obesity on Fertility
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Trying to get pregnant? Test your ferritin levels!
- CoQ10 & Fertility: What’s all the fuss about?
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