My fertility journey started when I met my husband Daniel. He is unbelievable with kids and I wanted nothing more than to make him a Daddy. We started trying about a year and a half before we got married. Nine months before our wedding we stopped and started trying right away after again. At that point it wasn’t trying as much as not preventing so we weren’t too discouraged right away.
A year after our wedding we went to see a specialist. We got tests done and I was put on Clomid and a Progesterone supplement. After a few months of taking the pills and getting Ultrasounds our bill was getting to be outrageous because insurance doesn’t cover a thing! At that time I was six months away from turning 26 and having to get on my own insurance. I thought that you could get an add-on policy so we decided to wait until then. Turns out you can’t get an add-on and when I found that out I was absolutely devastated!
At that point I was depressed and had completely given up; decided I was not meant to be a mom. I was also so SICK of people say “it will happen or I knew someone” frankly I didn’t give a crap about what they had to say, they had no idea how I felt and how it affected me. Everyone’s journey is different, everyone’s emotions are different.
That summer Daniel’s dad showed us Lane’s interview in the paper about Mercier Therapy. I was still pretty skeptical but Daniel wanted to give it a shot. We set up a consultation with Lane and completely fell in love with her! I remember driving home after our consultation and both of our minds were made up that we needed to give Mercier Therapy a try. I had an appointment with Lane once a week for 6 weeks. Not only did I receive massage therapy I was coached on diet, exercise, and lifestyle. For someone who has the taste buds of a 5 year old.. the diet was TOUGH! It was even harder because Daniel didn’t give it 100%. I would say for 9 months we went back and forth eating good and eating like we always had.
There were so many emotions going through my mind and it was frustrating to see others get pregnant without having to even try! A few months ago Daniel and I sat down and really talked about things. Although the diet is harder than just eating whatever you want, it is definitely doable. We didn’t want to look back in a few years and think what if. We are so committed to the diet, exercise, and lifestyle. Not only does it give us our best chance at becoming parents but gives us a healthy lifestyle!
Trust me when you cut the crap out of your diet your body feels so great you learn that it was totally worth it! I have gone through so many different emotions to get where I am today. Right now yes I want more than anything to be a mother but it is not my sole focus in life. I have a fantastic business and new found passion for EMS. In my opinion it is important not to have the only goal to become a parent. Life is so much more than that enjoy the ride!