Ok. I’m going to try to sum this up for you guys today because I know so many of you are interested in our new journey with the homeopathic doctor & also have been following along with our fertility journey over the past 5 years. I’m not a doctor by any means and even after spending week after week in doctors offices & hospitals, I still struggle with explaining these things & even fully understanding. This new journey of of seeing a homeopathic doctor has been a very rewarding and healing process so far & I haven’t even gotten fully into it yet, but we did start off with a bang by doing a ton of testing which I was hoping and praying would give us some answers as to why we have had six miscarriages and six years of infertility….
The testing was for full vitamin panels, hormone levels, thyroid panels, & so much more. I anxiously went in to give tons of viles of blood one morning that now has become a new routine for me over the past few years & waited a few weeks to get the results. Those weeks were a little grueling because I was so curious & so excited that we may find something wrong with me that we could work on fixing in order to allow my body to carry a healthy pregnancy. Now, for those of you who are thinking that we didn’t have testing done before… we did! Tons of tests. We did all of these tests plus more including chromosome testing on both of us & so much more when we lived in North Carolina, but those tests all came back super “normal” & we did find some mistakes that were made with previous doctors & these tests we did now were done correctly & more customized to my specific issues. After weeks of waiting for the results my appointment day finally showed up & again I anxiously went into the doctors thinking I was about to get some life changing news.
Well, then I got the disappointing news. I was pretty much normal. Well, for the major stuff at least. Like my thyroid & most of the other things. BUT we did find some underlying issues that could very well be contributing factors to all of my fertility issues. While my Testosterone & my Estrogen levels were normal, my progesterone was super super low & that is a huge factor in getting pregnant & carrying a pregnancy. I was also super super low on some major vitamins as well like D, B, & some others. So, we came up with a game plan. The amazing thing about a naturopathic doctor is a natural approach on making you well from within & not just masking everything with pharmaceutical drugs. With a heavy vitamin & supplement regimen, healthy eating, different life choices, & more we are trying to get me on track to having a normal functioning body. We of course will probably go into some deeper testing as well, but I will explain that in a later post.
It might seem weird to say that I was disappointed that we didn’t get the news that something was majorly wrong with me, but look at it from my perspective of being so “normal” yet having this unexplained fertility issue that is holding us back from having kids here on this earth & has caused us to loose 7 babies. It’s so hard to comprehend that & having a “reason” would make it so much easier. Even though we did get a couple reasons that could be underlying issues, having a bigger fixable issue might have been a “quicker fix”. There are so many fixable issues out there that are solved with little effort & allow people to go on to have healthy pregnancies. In the end I hope this plan we are on now fixes my hormone issue & that it is our “fix” to go on to have some healthy babies.
In conclusion to this rambling post.. I’m a little sad, a little disappointed, & a little discouraged that we don’t have a big answer, but I’m also hopeful that this new plan will fix a lot of things. If you guys are interested I can share my vitamin regimen & the process we are taking to regulate my hormone issues. It’s quite interesting the process that this doctor is taking & the natural approach we are on. If y’all are at all interested let me know in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. I want to let you guys know that I’m so thankful that you allow me to share this fertility journey with you. Thank you for praying for us, cheering us on, asking questions, encouraging us, & for allowing this to be a safe place for us to share our hearts, fears, worries, & hope. Thank you. You can read more about our fertility journey [HERE]. xx