Orlando Infertility Counseling with Life Counseling Solutions highlights an Orlando woman who is stepping out as an advocate and writing about “Her Story”. She is a voice for other women who are feeling alone and struggling with infertility.
When my husband and I started trying to get pregnant, we just assumed it would happen naturally and quickly…the way that 50% of women get pregnant within 3 months, 75% within 6 months, and 90% within a year. After about 9 months of no success, I finally got a referral for a reproductive endocrinologist, and that is when our journey began. We learned that we had some mild male factor infertility and a low ovarian reserve. That was a blow to find out, because, at only 32, I still considered myself young and healthy. Our doctor encouraged us to get started on fertility treatments soon since “time was not on our side.” We started our first round of IUI a few months later. Despite everything seeming ideal that cycle, we did not have success. I remember crying the morning I got my period and thinking that it might never happen for us. It seemed that everyone I know was getting pregnant. I dreaded going on Facebook because I just knew that someone else would be announcing her pregnancy, but yet I couldn’t resist checking anyway.
We did another round of IUI two months later and at the end of the month, we got the news we had been praying for…a positive pregnancy test! My beta levels were rising just as they should and we quickly spread the word among our […]