Hi Cyberspace

So this is officially it then, my first blog and already at a loss for words and where to even start!

Ok let me go right to the beginning; My name is Juls, I was born in Johannesburg in South Africa.  I have a tendency to totally over research everything and that is basically how I’ve come to this day, writing this page.

I have Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and I am Hypothyroid, both of which should make me fat but i am the skinny version of these ‘diseases’.  I actually only discovered I even had them once I started to try and fall pregnant; we eventually (after about a year and a half of trying rounds of timed cycles, clomid, metformin and laying with my legs up the wall) went to an IVF clinic, had the hubs tested and his sperm were super heroes.

I, on the other hand, had the infamous string of pearls.  Along with hypothyroidism, which to my delight meant having to take a pill every day for the rest of my life, yay.

So long story short, we did 3 IVF’s, (one from frozen) my eggs produced were bad quality and very few, the first IVF worked, yaaaay! at the 8 week scan was diagnosed as a blighted ovum, aaaaaah! had to go for a DNC the next day, not a good day in the history of days.  Second IVF, after the 2 week wait (which feels more like 2 months) got an HCG reading of 29 which is considered not pregnant, so my eggs tried real hard but it didnt work.  Third IVF was from frozen and after the two week wait, no HCG at all, didnt work.

After this i did what i do best, RESEARCH!  I put together all the wonderful plans and ideas from all corners of the web and decided to give this a go naturally and on my own (well me and the hubs). I was so strict and followed my protocol to give it the best shot I could and then it happened, 4 months later I fell pregnant!

I successfully gave birth to a healthy baby girl 9 months later, my little Valentina.

So that brings me back to this page and writing my very first blog.  I want to make sure that all the information that i gathered was crammed into an easier to use version that is suitable for anyone that is struggling with female ‘infertility’ to give a bash and to hear your stories of how it goes along the way.

So lets get you pregnant!

 

 

5 comments

  1. Amy says:

    Can’t wait to see more posts!
    I have PCOS and been trying for a year now, where will I find your protocol that helped you?

    • Julie says:

      Hi Amy,

      Thank you for your comment, I am sorry to hear that you have PCOS but id like to help in any way i can!
      I would start with the 21 day fertility challenge, if you can manage the 21 days then try an carry on with it, the cycle of an egg is 90 days and women with PCOS have notoriously bad quality eggs, so if you do it for at least 90 days and cut out gluten, take all the supplements i suggest on the supplement page, remove all the harmful toxins & xenohormones you’re unknowingly exposing yourself to (which i will blog about soon) and most importantly for PCOS, you need to cut out sugar as it fuels it! Then you will be on the road to healthy eggs and ovulation.
      Good Luck! Please keep me posted
      Juls

  2. Nicole says:

    Hi Juls,
    I am so excited about this post. My husband and I(Bruno, marki’s brother) have been struggling for 5 years to fall pregnant. Have had endometriosis treated twice (my last procedure last week.) We are really wanting to try naturally first before we go the IVF route. Your blog has arrived for me just on time. Thank you for all the information. I am definitely going to try some of your recommendations and hopefully soon we can see a whole buch of positive pregnancy posts. It is such a difficult struggle and so few people understand the struggle. It is so nice to have others there. I look forward to keeping up to date on your posts.

    Thank you
    Nicole Rebelo

    • Juls says:

      Hi Nicole,
      Thank you for letting me know what you’re going through, yes, it really is difficult and always nice to have someone to talk to whenever you need advice or just to vent a little 🙂 Good luck with trying naturally, I really hope i can help you; please take a supplement called pycnogenol; in a study it was found to significantly reduce the symptoms of endometriosis by up to 33%! Also avoid gluten and red meat which have been linked to spreading of endometriosis.
      Then, If you decide to do IVF then please still rid your body of the toxins and do the 3 months prep leading to IVF to help increase your chances (Fertility diet, supplements, avoid environmental toxins, yoga). The doctors from my IVF clinic couldn’t believe that I fell pregnant on my own.
      Thinking of you!

  3. DeetSt says:

    This is the best blog for anyone who needs to seek out out about this topic. You understand so much its virtually onerous to argue with you (not that I truly would need…HaHa). You undoubtedly put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Nice stuff, just nice!

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