Like so many women, for a long time, I thought when we decided to start a family you stop taking contraception and “actively” start trying to get pregnant!
Surely it can’t all be that hard, you hear about young women getting “up the duff” all the time and it’s usually by accident even when they are trying to prevent pregnancy in the first place. Well I am here to tell you that this just isn’t always the case and for a growing number of unlucky women out there including myself, we suffer from PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
I was diagnosed officially with PCOS in 2011 after my sister convinced me to go and get some testing. She was recently diagnosed and knowing it can be a genetic disease and matched some of my existing symptoms I decided to take action. Very shortly after my initial scan and bloodwork I was referred to a Gynacologist to further diagnose the severity of my condition and my options for the future in both controlling the condition and trying to conceive “TTC”.
The whole situation fast forwarded our baby making plans and the issue of confronting infertility and TTC quickly became the issue at the forefront of my mind. I was in my late 20’s when my treatment began and I am now quickly approaching 30 and still TTC!
My journey has been overwhelming, all consuming,tiresome and utterly draining both physically and mentally but everyday I try harder and harder to find a way through and to express my gratitude that tomorrow, next month, next round brings new hope and to always look forward.
It is because of all of the above I want to share my story, thoughts, opinions and experiences with a wide audience through this blog for anyone who is effected by PCOS, TTC and Infertility.
My best wishes and baby dust to all! xoxo