Hi ladies! Just wanted to share our story...we have been compared to Steve and Miranda from Sex in the City! I lost one of my ovaries due to a large ovarian cyst when I was only 14. The GYN promptly placed me on birth control to prevent a cyst from forming on the other. The doctor also told me how much of a struggle it would be for me to get pregnant. He said, "When it comes to that time in your life, you could have a long and difficult road ahead of you. You can come in and we will map out your ovulation and fertility schedules and make sure you attempt conception at the optimal time." At 14 I'm like, "Uh, whatever!" My mom said she cried for days after he said that (which I never knew). Anyway...fast forward about 10 years, I was still taking the pills, but being very lax about it...sometimes doubling (or tripling) up when I'd forget one. I'd had a steady boyfriend for 2 years, and we were having unprotected sex. After one of these times, I looked down at his testicle which was very swollen, and I said, "Um. Maybe you should get to the doctor, that doesn't look right." He procrastinated going until it started to become painful. Fast forward a couple of months, we found out he had testicular cancer, and the entire testicle needed to be removed. SCARY. But apparently, it is very common among young men. Once it was removed, he was very lucky and it hadn't spread. He had to have a series of scans to be sure that it didn't spread and that everything was okay. Luckily it was! His doctor also told him it could be difficult for him to produce a child as well. Sooo we relied on our missing parts as "birth control." I stopped taking my pills because I just didn't want to anymore and didn't fear getting pregnant at all. Again, fast forward to January 2011. I am 10 days late...and we take a pregnancy test and it's positive. WHOA. We are feeling so many emotions. Shock. Joy. Terror. We were both still living at home. What were we gonna do? Anyway. Fast forward to September 2011, and we have a beautiful, perfect baby boy who still takes our breath away to this day. And now, we are expecting another in October. We are blessed...and much more fertile than either of our doctors expected
Just wanted to share, and would love to hear your conception stories. Hope you're all feeling well and doing great!