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I continued my research on PCOS and discovered more information about this condition. PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is also known as hyperandrogenic anovulation (HA), or Stein–Leventhal syndrome. Whilst the cause of PCOS remains unidentified, many types of research lean towards the fact that genetics could play a role in its diagnostics.
Women who are affected by PCOS tend to have missed or irregular menstrual periods, small cysts present in the ovaries and/or a rather high levels of androgens. Some symptoms of PCOS are acne, weight gain or obesity, increased hair growth, hair thinning or baldness, thick dark brown or black skin patches that could be around the arms, neck, thighs or breasts, pelvic pain, occasional or irregular menstrual periods not to mention, infertility as a result of the difficulty in ovulation.
“Delay does not mean denial but if you can, find out why it’s been delayed.”
I was so overwhelmed with so much information at this time that all I wanted was to find a solution to this issue and ultimately, get pregnant and cuddle my baby in my arms. Just then, we received the long-awaited appointment with the gynaecologist and all I could think of was that at last, we would be getting an expert’s views, support and help in dealing with our challenge.
Aside from researching and waiting to see the gynaecologist, myself and my husband did what we knew best to do in every challenging situation we have faced in life – prayed and declared God’s Word over our lives and unborn children. What I would say the Word of God did to us was to embolden our hearts and strengthen our faith that we would surely overcome and have victory in the end. At no point did I claim or owned this condition, for instance I did not at any time call it my condition but I saw it as a challenge that has not come to stay but has come to pass.
We went in to see the gynaecologist and after much explanation about what PCOS is and what options we have in terms of treatments, she prescribed Clomiphene or Clomid to help stimulate ovulation. I went ahead to use this medicine as instructed but had no result whatsoever. This was really disheartening but I just kept reminding myself that I would one day carry my baby in my arms. Is this to say that it was that easy? Definitely not. I did have moments when the thoughts of not having children crossed my mind and all I did was cry my eyes out and times when I celebrated with family and friends of the arrival of new babies yet wondering if I would ever host such celebration. In spite of all these, I told myself that I would have to be strong to overcome this condition so when I faced those difficult days, I confessed God’s Word, filling my heart with the faith to dream and hope for the best.
After a long and intent consideration, my husband and I came to an agreement for me to stop taking Clomid in order to find a more natural alternative to Clomid and all the side effects it poses. At this point, another round of research began for me and I started getting some very interesting information on how to take charge of my fertility naturally.
WATCH OUT FOR THE LAST PART ON THIS SERIES WHERE I WOULD SHARE THE STEPS I TOOK TO GET THE MUCH-AWAITED RESULT.
DO YOU HAVE A FERTILITY STORY TO SHARE? I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ALL ABOUT IT.