How I got pregant.. both times...
I am new to the Insulite community. Just feeling my way around. I know tht there are many 'Cysters' who are hoping and dreaming of babies and feel discouraged and I wanted to let you know to not give up hope. I got pregnant twice and had 2 full term, healthy children.
* The first was when I was 14. Totally unplanned of course and way before PCOS wrecked much havoc. I didn't know until I was about 8 months though due to what I now know as PCOS causing my cycles to not show up. I used to have real irregular cycles even then. I didn't gain much weight- so long, long story short.. I found out and my parents made me give my daughter up for adoption (this was in 1989).
* The second is my son, Matteo. Matteo is Italian and means 'Gift of God' because that is what he is. Matteo was a looooong time in the wishing and hoping and dreaming. My husband married in 1995- a month later I was disgnosed w/ PCOS. Another VERY long story shortened, after fertility treatments, metformin, surgeries (including ovarian drilling) I ended up losing 20 lbs. I also decided that maybe I wasn't meant to have another child and very much let go of it for a bit. It was about a month later when I started having lemon cravings- just crazy lemon cravings... turns out Matteo was in the oven. That was 10 years after my husband and I married! My son is now 6.
I guess there is no 'magic' potion or elixir that works for all- but here is what I believe helped my body enough to get pg:
*Nov of 2002, had ovarian drilling done and ovaries wrapped in anti-adhesive wrap.
(after this my cycles were very normal and I was confirmed to be ovulating!)
*at this time I was also on Metformin (2500 mgs daily)
*after a good many months- I'd say it was about July - I had lost 20 lbs.. not trying at all- it just happened.
*in August I started Vitex capsules
*In September I started to come to peace with 10 years of trying and maybe letting go.
* End of Nov - positive test. Confirmed on Dec 9th of 2003 that I was 6 weeks pg.
So in about the span of a year- that's what it took.
I'd say... never totally give up- but try to focus more on getting yourself where you need to be. Trust me I know how it feels... I wish all of your trying that your dreams come soon..
For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is LIFE and PEACE! - Rom 8:6