Today’s success story is about a woman named Maureen. When she was younger, she knew for sure she didn’t want to have kids, but all of that changed when she met her husband. They tried on their own for a long time before finally seeing the writing on the wall that it was time to head to a reproductive endocrinologist for further evaluation. Let’s listen to how she went from being completely emotionally overwhelmed during her first appointment to going all in on understanding her body.
What you’ll hear in this episode:
- At age 34, Maureen loves to cook and hang out with friends and family
- Before infertility, Maureen felt “fairly fulfilled,” with a decent job, a comfortable life, but felt naïve and unaware of her body’s functions
- Love at first sight when Maureen first met her husband
- As a couple, Maureen and her husband are complementary, challenging, and balancing to each other
- Being naïve about periods, conception, and cycles
- Learning more and trying new things
- Increased stress and the first RE visit
- A diagnosis: unexplained infertility
- Needing a clear excuse when there wasn’t one
- A conversation between Maureen and her husband about life scenarios with AND without children: “Either way, we will be OK.”
- IUI and success–the FIRST time!
- A positive perspective
- Conceiving baby #2 at home: the birth of the Mosie Baby syringe
- Helping to normalize the knowledge about a woman’s body
- How infertility has changed Maureen: “It changed me to my core and led me to an empowering place of knowing about my body.”
- Why it’s OK to talk about how our bodies work
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