Hi, I am new to this site.. my sister, who I also joke, is my pregnancy guru, recommended this site.. so here I am!
I have been TTC for a year, exactly, to the date. We started trying last June - on my birthday - which is this Sunday! It has been a struggle. We found out my husband's little swimmers weren't happening. Thankfully, I seemed fine - though my age, (turning 37) meant I wasn't sure how much longer I'd be fine, therefore all of this started to feel urgent, and I started to feel hopeless.
We started my husband on vitamins, herbs.. still a no go, and no improvement in his swimmers. He did smoke (being Italian), and I patiently waited and waited for him to quit. He added acupuncture to his regime, and cut down a great deal on the cigs, but still smoked a little. Finally, after I basically said, it's me or the cigs, he quit. That was three weeks ago. Simultaneously, I started a cleanse. No alcohol, no processed sugar, no simple carbs. Mainly just whole foods, organic, veggies, salads, fish and tofu proteins.. just healthy, healthy, healthy!
Anyway, we have fertility appointment set up for June 24th, but I had a nagging feeling it was still going to happen naturally, and low and behold! I finally got a BFP!!! It is early (I'm not even late for my period) and the line faint, but it's there!!! I cried when I found out - along with my sis - who was on the phone with me when I found out!
So, here I am. Obviously, it's still early, but I feel optimistic, and am happy to see that our lifestyle changes are working! These docs are so quick to pump you up with drugs! At our first fertility visit, where we found out about the problems with DH's sperm, they were already talking Invetro, and getting me on birth control pills... they never once even mentioned my husbands smoking, nor asked about our diet and lifestyles. Our style of medicine can be so backwards! Sometimes, it's just good ol fashion nutrition and discipline to get you on course. I am putting good mojo into the universe that this pregnancy will progress and we will finally be parents! And am looking forward to sharing my journey with you guys.