If any of you have read the “About Me” section of the blog you’ll then know that yes I am married and the day I became married I became an instant mom. Perfect right? Wrong! Don’t get me wrong I love my family, and I love the boys as if they were biologically mine, after all for the past three years I’ve been raising them as well. L will be 4 in October, and time has just flown. I held him in my arms for the very first time when he was only three months old! Amazing right? Right! Well I have a confession to make, here it goes.
Since our honeymoon we have been trying to conceive. I will shorten that entire phrase to TTC from now on. See at thirteen I was diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). The words that came out of that doctor’s mouth was absolutely horrible. He proceeded to tell a thirteen year old girl that she will never have children when she marries! I’ve been living with that stigma ever since. For those of you who don’t know what PCOS is I’ll give you a brief description. Basically your hormones are all sorts of messed up. You have higher male hormones, androgen and testosterone. Your get your Aunt Flo (AF) whenever she feels like showing up. This means that there are months when you don’t ovulate at all. There is a solution for that Birth Control. Luckily for me, my parents are strict Catholics and that was out of the question, yes even for medical reasons. Before you all begin to bash, let me explain that I did my research too. Being on birth control for a long time can make infertility even worse. So religion and research played an important role in that decision. I had a wonderful mom and that summer she and I joined the gym and weight watchers. Losing weight definitely helped me regulate some. One of the effects of PCOS is excessive body hair. Yes, I said it. That means that at least 95% of my body is covered in hair. Gross I know, but you learn to deal with it and take care of it. But as a teenager it doesn’t mean that it was easy. There was alot of name calling and what not, but again you deal with it. Then you get into your 20’s and find the love of your life, like I did.
Our little bit of hope came in January. We made an appointment with a Reproductive Endocrynologist (RE). She ran tests, some that were regular like blood work and some that hurt like crazy. Everything came back normal for someone with PCOS. There were no blockages in my fallopian tubes and my uterus was shaped normally. YAY! We were going to start Clomid the following cycle. Then my wonderful husband lost his job and the insurance with it! Not YAY! This was a slap in the face, seriously. So I went the natural route. I did some research and found that Soy Isoflavones are called Nature’s Clomid. I tried it the same days I was supposed to be doing my Clomid. It was negatory.
As a blogger, mom, and wife, you do lots of research. There are tons of companies that claim they can get you pregnant instantly. HAHAHA right? Right! I was becoming very discouraged until I found Fertibella. Or rather, Fertibella found me! It’s am all natural supplement that can help reverse the symptoms of infertility. Here is what it can help:
- Menstrual Cycle Irregularities
- Luteal Phase (Post Ovulatory Phase)
- Progesterone (levels)
- Cervical Mucous
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Elevated FSH Levels
Interesting right? And guess what? I have issues with all of the above! Are you ready for some of the ingredients that’s in it? Here they go:
- Angelica Sinesis
- Glycyrrhiza – licorice
- Viburnum Opulus
- Folic Acid
- Apis Mellifica – European Honey Bee Honey
- Thyroidinum – Dehydrated Sheep Thyroid
- Paeonia Alba
- Panax Ginseng
- Juniperus Sabina
- Agnus Castus – Chasteberry or Vitex
- Para Aminobenzoic Acid
- Zinc Gluconate (The Gluconate Helps The Zinc’s Absorbtion To Your Cells)
Yes I know it’s a long list. After reading about each one, I decided that this basically what you find in Prenatals, and other natural supplements. I was ok with putting this into my body! Ok I admit, the dehydrated sheep thyroid, I laughed at, but it’s ok. I’ve been taking it for two weeks now. You can start Fertibella at any point in your cycle, which was nice to know. The first few days I took it my hormones were all over the place. It was like PMS’ing but 3x worse! My hubby was nice enough to just leave me alone. Now my body has taken to Fertibella quite well, and besides the mood swings at the beginning, I haven’t noticed any other bad side effects. I will update more about this in two more weeks, when I have finished the first month’s intake.
I am honestly excited about this and I’m feeling positive. We’re not asking to get pregnant one after another, but we would like to have at least one baby of our own, to complete our love and commitment to each other. Also let’s not forget that I want to prove that horrible doctor wrong! I want to thank you all for taking the time read this and allow me to confess to you my problems with infertility. Thank you for taking this journey with me.
*I received the mentioned products free of charge for my review and honest opinions. I was not compensated and all opinions are 100% my own*