Tuesday, November 22, 2011

F is for 'Fertility'

I am thankful for a lot of things beginning with the letter F. Family,
friends, faith, food... to name a few. What I have decided to focus
on today, however, is fertility.

Growing up, like many little girls, one thing I dreamed about being
some day was a mommy. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to have
children. What I did not expect as a little girl, would be the battle
I would face to become a mother.

Fertility, in my case, was not something I was certain I would be blessed with.

After over three years of trying to become parents - with no success -
my husband and I consulted a reproductive endocrinologist. There, it
was decided, that I suffer from Poly-cystic Ovarian Sydrome, also
known as PCOS.

Once discovered, fertility came more easily for me than for some
others who battle. For this, I feel blessed. After a few rounds of
oral medications and failed attempts, within five months, my husband
and I conceived our miracle. Spencer was born without complication on
November 1, 2010.

Fertility is something that can be easy for many to overlook and take
for granted, especially if they have not had to battle. I feel that,
because of my personal struggle, I am extremely thankful for a period
of fertility in my life and for the son I was given as the battle was
won.



By Nicole Worthley

2 comments:

Shaina said...

Now I'm even MORE excited to photograph you guys next week! I have a few friends with that same problem (PSOS). After 2.5 years my best friend is finally due to have her first baby very soon!!

I needed to read this.. I was beginning to give up hope for us to have a 2nd child. It will happen if it is meant to be though! Looking forward to meeting you soon.

Nik said...

Shaina,

I am glad that you enjoyed my post! I know there are many women out there who can relate to infertility struggles in at least some fashion, whether it's a long time trying to conceive, but doing it naturally, to having to do in-vitro, or adoption.

I will pray that you are able to have a second child. I know that secondary infertility is an issue that's been known before, but hopefully that isn't the case with you!

Meet you in a few days!