I quite often lurk on your website & I'm even a registered member but I wanted to share my story of my journey of trying to conceive & infertility problems.
I’ve always wanted to become a mother one day, but four years ago I started having pains in my lower abdomen & went to the doctors. After having different tests done, it turned out I have PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome. At that stage I was told I could still have a baby….it wasn’t until my partner & I started trying for one that we discovered the truth of what PCOS could do to you.
After months & months of trying I decided to go to my local family planning clinic where they did blood tests & they came back that I wasn’t ovulating. I felt like my heart had been totally ripped out of me. I think I could have cried a river.
I then went on to a specialist appointment where he told me I could undergo fertility treatment but I was told I was too obese & would have to lose weight… Sweet I thought: I could lose weight and then my dream of becoming a mother may come true.
The doctor at Family Planning Clinic also decided to do tests on my partner & we hit another blow: he too was nearly infertile due to mumps in his teens.
IVF is my only hope of becoming a mother but with the cost of this treatment I don’t think it would ever happen & I will always have a big part of my heart feeling numb forever.