If you’ve stopped in for ICLW, welcome to my little corner of the Internet. The infertility/adoption/loss community has been so incredibly supportive, and I am thrilled to ‘meet’ some of you and hear your stories. I wish it could have been under different circumstances.
A little about me: I was married at 21, and when I kicked the hormonal birth control just after my 22nd birthday, I never dreamed we would have troubles conceiving. What 22 year old even thinks about infertility? After a year of trying on our own (charting, temping, OPKs), I headed for the doctor.
I was diagnosed with PCOS in spring of 2012, and told that losing 50lbs would solve my problems. Not willing to take this as my only solution (from a small town doc who didn’t know what to do with me), I sought naturopathic help.
After 23 months TTC, a 25lb weight loss, a ton of prayer and a whack of naturopathic supplements, I got pregnant in November of 2012. We welcomed our baby girl in August of this year, and I couldn’t be happier.
Though I’m on the “other side” of infertility, my journey sticks with me, and my heart breaks for those of you dealing with similar situations. I will always be a member of the ALI community, and am so grateful for the people I’ve met along the way.
So thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment, like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, or shoot me an email. I’d love to meet you!