I shared on my Instagram a while back that I had started seeing a naturopathic doctor for my fertility, but most importantly for my overall health. You see, after 6 pregnancies in the past 5 years, 6 miscarriages, & dealing with PCOS & hormonal issues, my body and my health are just not the same. It’s funny after each pregnancy my body changed so much & I kept ignoring it & kept ignoring all of the underlying problems for a few reasons. One because I probably thought if I ignored it that it would all go away. & the second reason is that my regular doctors were ignoring the underlying problem and just trying to give me medicine & fertility drugs to get me pregnant & sending me on my merry way. But that wasn’t the problem. The problem was I had miscarried 6 times. After each miscarriage I asked what we could do, what we could test, & what the next steps were & they only said that it was natural and that I was healthy enough & there was nothing they could do. They were trying to mask the real issues & I trusted their route because I’ve always trusted what my regular doctors told me. I thought it was all in my head & that I was crazy for thinking there was a larger problem. But after 6 years of struggling with infertility & 6 miscarriages I finally got sick of being unhealthy and I was ready to forge my own path and face those problems head on.
That’s when I decide to take my health in my own hands & seek out someone who would actually want to find the underlying problem, someone who would dig deep & do research, someone who would want to heal me & not just cover up the issue, & someone who would want my over all health from physical to spiritual health to improve. That’s why I found naturopathic medicine through friends and people in my life who care about me & I’ve been hooked ever since. I honestly am the biggest skeptic, but from what I’ve experienced so far & what I have learned, I know this is exactly where God wants me. I have been to countless doctors since starting this fertility journey 6 years ago and they all lead me to this moment in my journey where I’ve taken everything into my own hands & have taken the scary, but wonderful leap into naturopathic medicine to work alongside my fertility doctors.
Most of you know that we are not pregnant & have not been pregnant since our last miscarriage two years ago. Life has been crazy & we have truly been enjoying our time together, but that doesn’t mean my health has been great or that I haven’t been noticing some pretty scary changes like rapid weight gain, depression, & per usual hormonal issues. Another problem is that I have PCOS which causes hormonal imbalances along with a bunch of other issues as well. Most days I feel pretty out of control mentally & physically & that’s when I knew I needed to seek help. I know a lot of it is because of all the busyness and stress in our lives, but I know a lot of it is my health & that’s why I’m seeking help for all of it. So far I’ve had only a few visits to my naturopathic doctor, but I feel like we are getting somewhere. For instance they have been teaching me how I can heal my body by eating right & treating my body right. Also, in more frustrating news, they looked over my past records where doctors have tested me for health issues & have discovered a lot of mistakes and areas where they didn’t test the right thing or go in depth in anyway to find an issue like they should have. Basically the doctors that have tested me have only skimmed the surface where they should have realized I wasn’t a “normal case” and should have tested a lot of things in deeper detail. The amount of info I have learned about my body, my health, and just general healthy life habits in just a few visits with my new doctor is more than I have learned in my 29 years of life with any other doctor I’ve ever had & for that I’m so thankful for.
That being said am I mad at my past doctors? No. I’m more mad at myself for not asking more questions or pressing the issue. Am I saying “normal doctors” are bad? Oh my goodness no. I have loved my doctors in the past & still see my physician, but I am now seeing more than just one doctor & feel really good about that decision. I have had a lot of testing done lately & have been going through a lot of different things & should have a lot of those results by the end of the month. For the first time ever I think I’m really ready to share with you guys those results & what my naturopathic doctor has to say about all the results I get back. I just wanted to pop in today & let you know that we have started this new part of our fertility journey & that I’m enjoying my naturopathic doctor experience so far & also that I highly recommend checking into it if you have been questioning your medical issues or the care you are receiving at your normal doctors office at the moment. I’m feeling free, accomplished, & like there is more hope now. I’m excited to share this part of our fertility journey with you guys & all the progress I make in my overall health. I will be back soon with updates & more of my experience and things I am doing with my new doctor. I’m hoping to get some serious answers very soon & you will be the one of the first people to know. Have any questions for me? Leave them below so I can answer them for you. Thanks for always being there for us through the highs & the lows. xx
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