(Guest post by Shuntel in Australia)
I’m 25 years of age, and I’m writing this story to let you all know there is hope out there for everyone, and when you least expect it, it will happen.
My partner and I had been trying to conceive for 6 and a half years with no success, so i made an appointment with the doctor to see what he suggested. He suggested I go and have an ultrasound, so I went and had two done to get a second opinion.
A few days later I had an appointment to get told my results to find out I had PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). I then was on some medication to lower my insulin level. The medication mad me very sick, so I decided to stop taking it and make an appointment to see a fertility specialist.
A week before I was due to see the specialist I went for a drive in a Mustang my cousin was thinking of purchasing. That night I come home and had severe cramping and blood clots the size of eggs.
My partner come home from work and saw I wasn’t well, so he decided to go buy a home pregnancy test. I was in so much shock to find it was positive, but very happy at the same time.
I went to the hospital, and they ran some tests and an ultrasound to find everything was going well and I was between 5-6 weeks. I had my hormone levels checked every 3 days, and the third time I went to get my results i was told the news that nobody wants to hear – I was going to miscarry.
She recommended that I have a D&C, but I wanted to have it naturally. I never thought I would ever find out the day I would be pregnant.
During this time, my partner’s mother and younger sister moved to QLD. I spent a lot of time with his mother helping her settle in etc. Then 6 weeks ago she kept telling me I need to do a pregnancy test because I was glowing.
This time I refused because I thought that the chances of me conceiving again with a healthy baby would be very slim. But with everyone on my back I decided to do the test.
I went and bought one, came home, and did it. While I was holding it, I was thinking to myself, “God, I just wasted time and money getting this test. It will only come up negative. I shouldn’t have listened to everyone.”
But I decided to look at it to find to very strong lines. The feeling was undescribeable – so many mixed emotions! I thought that the only way I would find out if I was pregnant again would be signs of another miscarriage.
I was booked in for an ultrasound. The first one said I was 5 weeks and 6 days, so they sent me get some blood tests done twice to make sure the hormone levels were getting higher.
I had another ultrasound nearly 2 weeks ago to find out I was 10 weeks pregnant and a strong heart beat of 171 beats per minute. It was absolutely amazing to see it moving around and just to see that little heart beat going like crazy.
I am now nearly 12 weeks 🙂 and I’m just so very lucky to be pregnant. I hope that it ends in a healthy pregnancy, but all I can say that there is hope.
I have found all you need to do is give up hope and don’t think about it. Keep your mind occupied all the time. You don’t need to try a thousand and one medications, and i know because im proof of that. 🙂 If you have any questions please dont hesitate to contact me or reply back,
Best of luck to you all out there TTC!