It’s still really early and there are some things that still worry me, but I’m excited to tell you that I’m pregnant! My body repaired itself enough to actually get pregnant!! What?!? It’s so dang crazy, I can hardly believe it myself.
I did Keto so that I could get healthy and have a chance at getting pregnant. Honestly, I didn’t think it would work. I mean, 20 years ago a high-profile Endocronologist told me that I have PCOS (polycycstic ovarian syndrome) and that in no uncertain terms would I ever get pregnant. He added that if I do get pregnant that I would surely miscarry. That was 1998, just before I turned 18 and graduated from High School.
Over the years, more has been learned about PCOS (though still not much) and many women have gotten pregnant and had babies. It gave me hope, but in the back of my mind I always remembered what that one doctor told me…and it was confirmed by the fact that I never got pregnant. In some ways it was a relief. If I never got pregnant, then I never had to worry about having miscarriages and lose the baby. I also didn’t have to worry about my health problems becoming the problems of my baby, which were pretty bad, if I never had a baby.
Did I ever not want children? No. It was like a biological need that was so strong coupled with the fact that I want to prove the medical field wrong. I just wanted a baby to love and care for. There were times that I thought I might be pregnant but never got a positive test. I’m aware if was probably wishful thinking and uncontrolled hormones causing me to think it was possible. It was a let down every time. It became a game over the years that I almost wouldn’t want to take the pregnancy test because as soon as I took it, the possibility of being pregnant went away. (I’m not an idiot. I realize this is crazy. But sometimes its nice to have hope.)
In this serious about my pregnancy, I want to talk with you about how I improved my health and actually got pregnant. I will keep updating the blogs to you can follow along with how things are going with me and the pregnancy. I hope this provides some hope to just one person out there. If you want children and can’t have any, there still may be hope for you.
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I hope you have a wonderful Monday! -Rebecca