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Infertility

Infertility Timeline

March 2016

Started on birth control pills. The lowest dose, nothing crazy. I reacted well to it, no crazy side effects or issues and it helped regulate my cycle- which I loved! I was somewhat irregular before, but I honestly never thought much about it because it just meant I didn't have a period every month and I wasn't mad about it.

April 17, 2016

Nick and I got hitched! We had no plans to have a baby for at least 3-5 years. I would have been happy to have a honeymoon babe, but Nick said no. Can't blame him. ​

February 2017

Stopped taking birth control. Nick and I had been discussing for some time to try for a baby. Obviously was not 3-5 years into marriage, but I can be pretty dang persuasive. Nick knew how bad I wanted to start trying and he eventually got on board. He didn't want to immediately start doing ovulation tests so we would say "We are not not trying to get pregnant." 

March- July 2017

No baby, no positive pregnancy tests. My cycle was still pretty regular after coming off of the pill. 

September 2017

My period was like 2 weeks late, I was so convinced I was pregnant. I took a pregnancy test and it was a big fat negative. I was devastated and so confused as to where my period was. I made an appointment with my OB and he just prescribed me progesterone to kick-start my period. Also was diagnosed with Hypo-Thyroidism which was assumed was the issue so I started taking thyroid meds. 

August 2017 

Started doing ovulation tests- still to this day I've never received a positive ovulation test.

 

October 2017- September 2018 

No baby, no positive pregnancy or ovulation tests. Anger, jealousy, frustration, and bitterness ensued. 

October 2018

Went to a fertility clinic where they ran a boatload of tests. The results left me diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease, PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome), many deficiencies and more. It was the most overwhelming and confusing day of my life. 

December 2018

Started on Clomid to help me ovulate. Only did one round because of how poorly I responded to the hormones. Nick had his lil' guys tested and we found that most of them had what they called "head defects". (AKA they are abnormally shaped and most likely will not get me pregnant.) They also referred him to a urologist but he never went because...

February 2019 

We decided to switch our focus from medical intervention and pursue adoption! We are still not not trying, the doctors say it isn't impossible, but unlikely without medical intervention. 

To be continued.....

Struggling to get pregnant?
 
You are not alone. 
I'd love to talk and cry and walk thru this with you!