Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Trying to get back into the swing of things again.

So I havent written an actual post in a while. I havent been ttc, so there really havent been any updates. Im still not for the moment, but I am a group owner now for an actively trying board on BabyCenter.

I'm surprised at the misinformation that is out there. Then there are really good questions that have answers that arent easily found.

I want to keep this blog about ttc and helping spread accurate information with reliable sources to back it up.

I'm going to try to move my story to the back, and focus more on the questions I have and see. Keep in mind, I'm not a Dr or a scientist. Fertility information is just something that I am very passionate about. Im only gathering information that I find to have it in a central place.

This blog is not huge, and it doesn't reach a lot of people, I just want to do my part as much as I can.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Welcome

So I started out trying to blog about many things, but that didn't quite work out. I kept getting distracted. Then trying to conceive started to not only take longer than we wanted it to, it started taking over my life.

I have PCOS, which is poly cystic ovarian syndrome. For me its a secondary infertility. I do have an eight year old daughter, and I have had three miscarriages in the time between then and now. I knew when starting that I most likely had pcos due to previous drs appointment in 2008 which I will explain in another post. I knew that if it didn't happen immediately, it wouldn't happen for a while.

So far I have been trying to conceive for about nine months now (As of February 2014). This isn't a long time compared to most infertile women and for that I am thankful. By one definition I do not fit the description of "Infertile" which is having unprotected sex for 12 months without becoming pregnant. However since I do not ovulate, and I cant get pregnant without ovulating, I am infertile. Most of the time that's hard to say and to think about, but I have come to accept it. Denying it isn't going to mean I'm not, it isn't going to fix it.

Here I would like to share all of my experiences. I track my cycles with bbt, which is basal body temperature, opks, which are ovulation predictor kits, and a ferning microscope. Since it is already cycle 7, I will be recapping past cycles and appointments in their own single blog posts.

I also link a lot of the words to online research and even other blogs so I can bring more information to light about infertility and PCOS. I really hope this helps you as much as it helps me. Thank you for reading.