PCOS & MTHFR: Molly’s Story [SUCCESS]

101: PCOS & MTHFR [SUCCESS]

Today’s Guest:

Today’s success story is about a woman named Molly. She’s a 32-year-old secondary school teacher who loves to run, swim, read, sew, and travel. She met her husband in grad school back in 2009, and although they are very much opposites, it works well for their relationship. She was diagnosed with PCOS by her OB very early on in her journey, which led her to putting things on hold and focusing on her health. Join us to hear how she stayed positive and hopeful throughout timed intercourse, IUI, and IVF cycles, as well as multiple miscarriages, before finally becoming pregnant with her twins.

Episode Sponsor:

Fertility Centers of Illinois

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Before infertility, Molly was not much different than she is now, except she is a lot stronger now in her resolve
  • How she met her husband in grad school, when he helped her with homework
  • As a couple, they are very much opposites, but a great match
  • How she wanted to be a mom from a very early age
  • How Molly’s desire to be a mother who spends time with her kids led her to choose a teaching career
  • Why Molly and her husband chose to move to Qatar in 2016
  • Trying to get pregnant beginning in October 2012, then putting everything on hold until late 2014 because of a diagnosis of PCOS
  • The first RE appointment, with Dr. Rodgers in July 2015: “a really positive experience”
  • Molly’s effort to get healthy and become a runner
  • Letrozole and timed intercourse, then multiple pregnancies and miscarriages
  • Now, 26 weeks pregnant with twin daughters!
  • Why Molly never lost all hope, but always found something positive with every setback
  • A fond memory: hearing the babies’ heartbeats for the first time
  • When Molly knew she was really going to be a mom
  • Why Molly took frequent breaks from treatment that turned out to be beneficial
  • How online support, especially Instagram, helped Molly by meeting others who understood
  • Why Molly is open about her journey: “There’s no reason to hide my infertility.”
  • How Molly finds fulfillment from helping others and advocating for infertility
  • Balancing work and treatments—even from Qatar!
  • Molly’s husband—more excited now about having kids
  • Molly’s relationships with friends that have become even better along the journey
  • Understanding the process, knowing your options, and learning to speak up for yourself
  • How infertility has changed Molly: “It’s made me a stronger and more outspoken person.”
  • Molly’s advice to herself back then: “Patience is key. You don’t want to hear that, but you have to wait at every step of the way.”

Words of Hope:

There are going to be setbacks, but there is always hope. It will all come together somehow. Click To Tweet

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