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When your Fertility is in Question - What to do About Infertility - A Fertility Story

When your Fertility is in Question - What to do About Infertility - A Fertility Story

When Your Fertility is in Question: My Infertility Diagnosis

The time had come for my husband and I to discuss the next steps in our marriage. Naturally, that conversation included if we were ready to have children. We had been married for three years at this point. Therefore, we explored the options of expanding our family.

My first step was to obviously get off birth control. I had been on birth control for nearly a decade at this time. I never thought anything of what the effects might be to come off of it.

First, I spoke with my doctor and was informed to stop the birth control whenever we were ready. My doctor also informed that it could take three to six months for the medication and hormones to be gone from my body.

It was an exciting time for us! This time next year, we would potentially have a baby! However, what came next was unanticipated.

My TTC Journey - What Worked for Me & Your Ultimate Guide to Navigating Infertility

My TTC Journey - What Worked for Me & Your Ultimate Guide to Navigating Infertility

First comes marriage…

When my husband and I got married, we agreed we would give ourselves 5 years before we would even discuss babies.  It was great; it gave us plenty of time to be us and enjoy each other.  

As soon as the 5-year mark came, I was beyond ready to start the baby discussion.  

I was in my first-year teaching and to say it was a stressful time would be an understatement. We decided we would get serious about trying once the school year was over.  In the meantime, I went off the pill, so I could track my cycle.

Little did I know there was a lot more to it than that…