I am a product of IVF, that is right! My mother was not able to get pregnant naturally.
And when I first started to think about beginning a family, I felt fearful and overwhelmed from the time I was very little. As far back as I can remember I already had it in my mind that it would be difficult for me to get pregnant.
When I felt like I was ready to conceive, I went to my medical doctor. I told her I wanted to get pregnant soon, and because of my irregular cycles and hormone levels she casually threw pamphlets at me for medications and said it would be very difficult to get pregnant naturally. This was just like my mother, I thought I would be repeating the same story of being an IVF mother.
All my fears were validated by my doctor.
I had just turned 30 and I felt and knew my body was still not ready to be able to conceive, but I still had faith.
I knew I didn’t want to allow fear to constantly be in my mind and control me. I didn’t want to feel this way anymore.
I was not going to let that doctor or my past dictate my future.
I finally realized that what I needed was a cohesive plan that focused on MY body, and the underlying causes of my fertility troubles…