Guest Infertility Blogger: Meet Jessie

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Tell us a little bit about you and your infertility journey: When I meet my husband he already had a child of his own. We knew we wanted to expand our family right away. We started trying to have children right after we got married in Aug 2015.  However, for us it wasn’t that easy.  After a year of not being able to conceive we reached out for help.  We saw my regular OBGYN for 5 months and then decided it was time to find a fertility specialist.  From Dec 2016-2017 we saw our specialist.  Over the last year we’ve had a laparoscopy surgery finding out I had scar tissue blocking my tubes and ovaries. The doctor was able to repair one tube but not the other.  Later last year we did an HSG test finding out that both tubes were now open. During this time we’ve done 9 months of clomid with 3 failed IUIS and still nothing.  At this point my doctor recommends IVF is our only option for us to conceive.

How did you and your spouse encourage each other while on this journey? Every bump in the road we’ve been there for each other. My husband has really stepped up and been my rock when I’ve needed him to.  When I’m scared or upset he tells me everything is going to be ok or I need to chill out.  When he’s a little over whelmed I’m there to remind him that sometimes life is hard but it will work out one way or another.  I would never wish this on anyone but it has definitely brought us closer together.

Was giving up on adding children to your family ever considered? Never!!!

Did you ever deal with unsupportive people during your journey? How did you handle this? Yes, I came across a few people who just didn’t quite get it. They would sweep it under the rug like it wasn’t happening or that it’s not important.  I would try and not let it bother me and reach out to some of my friends and family who were very supportive and there for me.

Are you going to share your infertility journey with your children? Yes, we are going to share with our kids our journey with infertility. We want them to know we loved them before we knew them and we prayed for them every single day.  They are here for a reason and not by accident.

What brings you hope during this journey? Hearing success stories has really been my biggest hope. When I read stories or someone who has been in my shoes tells me they are pregnant makes me realize we can’t give up.

What is the most valuable piece of advice you’d like to share with our readers? That it’s ok to be upset and mad.  Not every day is going to be easy, but with time it will get easier.

Want to contact Jessie? Instagram: diddis.journal  Blog: diddisjournal.wordpress.com

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