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Speaking From Experience:
TTC After Miscarriage
My husband and I met on our college campus on the first day of school. We married a year later at only 18 & 19 years old. We were a young couple and started our lives as adults much earlier than most of our peers. We decided to wait almost 5 years before we began talking about starting a family. I was 22 and finishing up my last year of college. Getting pregnant is something I thought would be easy. Its what women are made to do right? After having three miscarriages back to back, I finally got pregnant with my oldest son! He was born during winter break of my last semester of college. I graduated when he was just 5 months old.
When he was 9 months old, my husband and I decided we should get pregnant again so that he could have a sibling close in age. My second son was conceived with no complications, and my boys are 18 months apart and the best of friends. Let’s fast forward to 6 years ago when we began TTC (trying to conceive) BabyCake. I was under the assumption that infant loss was something that I put behind me. It wouldn’t happen to me again is what I thought. But, the first month trying we got pregnant and I had a miscarriage almost immediately after finding out. I was pregnant every month, four months in a row until I had a successful pregnancy with my princess. Yes….we were persistent!
My husband and I have always wanted a big family. We love our children, I’m sure you all can tell. In 2013 we decided to TTC again, but unfortunately that pregnancy ended at 8 weeks, and this time was with an ectopic pregnancy. It was actually a pretty traumatic experience for me. We decided to put having another baby on hold for a while. Through all of this, my OB assures me that at 33 I am still young, and that there is no reason we can’t have another baby naturally without issue.
My children are now adamant about asking when I’m going to have another baby. BabyCake is requesting another brother or sister because “her boys” as she calls them, have one another. Soon we will be looking at adding another little one to our family. This time I’d like to take most of the stress out of TTC. It’s overwhelming enough figuring out fertile days, and just the right time to try.
I’m going to try out The Stork OTC at-home conception aid. It helps you and your spouse conceive naturally. You can easily use the device in the privacy of your own home. It comes with complete detailed instructions so that you know you are getting everything just right. I think it’s best to track your BBT (basal body temperature) along with tracking your cycle when you use this device, so that you can be sure you utilize it on your fertile days. There are several apps, websites, and even printables to use for tracking BBT.
The device looks a little like something you would see in your OB/GYN office. I’m used to being poked and prodded after having different tests done to determine the cause of my infertility, which by the way doctors can’t find one, so this device doesn’t bother me. Again, it is a one-time device, so it’s important to read through everything first, so that it’s done right the first time. My favorite part is that this can be done at home, when you’re comfortable, and in private. This spares me from any awkward moments in the doctor’s office.
Miscarriage and infertility is something that affects a lot of women, but I’ve found that most women aren’t as open as I am when discussing it. I decide to share here on the blog because I know there are a lot of women that can relate, but choose to deal in silence. I’ve dealt in silence and it isn’t the best thing to do. After I test The Stork OTC device this summer, you guys will be the first to know if it was a success (smile)!
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