Josh and I have always wanted to be parents. Because we were married so young, we decided to wait a few years before we would start trying for a baby. After 3 years of marriage, we finally felt like it was right and threw my birth control pills down the toilet. In January of 2017, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, also known as PCOS, and Anovulation. In May of 2018, we finally got pregnant but had a miscarriage at 4 1/2 weeks. 2 days before Mother’s Day.
After doing extensive research on these issues, I found that I was not alone. Millions of women suffer from PCOS making it the most common cause of infertility. I decided that it was time for those that were silently struggling to have a voice. It’s time to normalize talking about reproductive health. It is time to start talking about infertility. Those that are suffering, shouldn’t have to do it alone. This blog is meant to be a beacon of hope and voice of comfort. It’s also a place where we “cysters” can talk, cry, and complain in a safe space where we are all understood. And it is my hope, that in the future this blog can also be about parenting after infertility, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through continued infertility. Welcome! You are loved!