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!