I’m fit, healthy and know my body is capable of amazing things. But it wasn’t until my husband and I started trying for a family that we even realized there was a problem.
I’d been on birth control for over a decade and always had a bleed when I was meant to… but when I came off the pill, it turned out that they were medication-induced bleeds, not actual periods.
I don’t ovulate.
As a teenager that would have sounded like a dream but as a wife and a woman who yearned for a family, it was devastating. After a long time spent feeling broken, defective, inadequate and betrayed by my body, we sought medical help and I also overhauled my diet and added the Your Tea Fertility tea to my regime. The combination of these things has brought me to where I’m at now: 21 weeks pregnant with my longed-for baby. Now I truly appreciate what my body can do (despite needing some help to get there) and I marvel at the miracle growing inside me every day. I’m grateful for nausea, the stretch marks, the twinges, the backaches, etc. I hope that in time, my body will find an equilibrium and will begin to develop the natural rhythm that has apparently been missing, but for now, I’m thrilled to be who I am, where I am with what I have.
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