Since my last Follistim cycle ended without pregnancy, I’ve been holding off on any further infertility treatment. While I was devastated that all of those injections didn’t produce a baby, I’ve been able to see the reason why we’re not pregnant, and why we’re having to be “on hold” right now. Glenn is finally done with his physical therapy after his shoulder dislocation, but we still have bills to pay between ER visits, labs, radiology, etc. We’re nowhere near being able to commit to the additional labs, ultrasounds, and fertility drugs that come with a treatment cycle.
So, what am I doing?
Well, obviously I’ve been exercising really hard and eating well in hopes to better prepare my body for pregnancy. I’ve lost 16 lbs to date, and I’m still working hard. I’m drinking Shakeology literally every day for breakfast to get in my superfoods and vitamins. I’ll go ahead and add that I love Shakeology, but it hasn’t regulated my cycle yet. After my last Follistim cycle ended, it took 42 days to get another period.
I’m currently on a 3-month trial of the Conceivable program, which I will share more about once I complete it. Long story short: I’m charting again and I’m taking a series of herbs in tincture form that Conceivable sent to me that should combat the issues I experience in a cycle. It’s a natural, holistic approach to cycle regulation and getting pregnant. I’m giving it a whirl to see if it helps my PCOS… to see if I can ovulate on my own or even get pregnant.
Do I have doubts?
I always have doubts.
When you’re 4 years in, you doubt everything someone offers to help you get pregnant. But at this point, it can’t hurt anything to try it and see what happens. When the 3 month-trial is up, I’ll give a detailed synopsis of my experience. My first period on Conceivable herbs was still 8 days long, and I still had some cramping and clotting. Apparently, those things aren’t normal and these herbs are supposed to change that for me. So, we’ll see. I had only been on them a few days before my period started so I’m not counting that round. The next one I should see a big difference! I am banking my hope in that.
So, that’s where I’m at. Everything is still on hold, and I hate it. I really do. I’m glad that I’m losing this excess weight… I’m glad that I’m getting stronger… I’m so thankful that I am healthier than I’ve been in a long time.
I’d rather be pregnant.
Zoey is 6 now. I always thought that if I couldn’t get pregnant before she turned 6, that I’d be done trying forever. I’m just not ready to give up. I’m only 31… I still see a baby in our future… I just have to wait.