Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Anxiety...taking this month off

So it's August and this time last year I got pregnant with my May 2013 angel Tristan. If I were to get pregnant this year, this month; my due date would be the same. It was a little too much. I debated, feeling like if I skipped this month I'd be losing momentum. But then every time I thought about the due date and all the milestones being the same I'd just get this sick feeling. Plus the last two cycles have been very symptomatic, I wanted to see if I would still feel that way knowing that it was a very (very) slim chance that I was pregnant. I mean, sure things happen and birth control methods are not 100% but chances are very slim.
Next month I will be visiting a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE). I finally got a Doctor who listened to me about having a hard time getting pregnant and didn't tell me I was too young or hadn't been trying long enough. She looked at the whole picture and then referred me to the RE. 
Since May I've been using the natural methods to increase my progesterone; a Vitamin B supplement with Vitamin C, Zinc and Magnesium. Plus Vitanica Pregnancy Prep which contains Vitex. I have noticed some of the signs of low progesterone get better. For instance, my heels were terribly cracked. I always thought it was because I walk around barefoot the majority of the time. But now I notice that they are not nearly as cracked, and are getting softer. I've also been losing weight without much effort and my general anxiety levels are lower.

"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Cinderella


Nicole Harrold said...

keep your chin up! you're taking charge of your health, your desires, and your life! I gotta believe eventually (hopefully sooner rather than later) you'll have your second rainbow baby!

One Frugal Girl said...

I just followed your link from a post you commented on last November. It took us awhile to get pregnant with our first child and I am just now contemplating number two. Since it wasn't so easy the first time around I feel a little nervous about trying again and the whole two-week-wait. Oh how I hated that time! I had a chemical pregnancy in the month just before my son was born, so our situations are not the same, but I wanted to know I read your post and wish you the best of luck!