I am so elated and filled with happiness as I type this message. I cannot thank you enough for being a beacon of light when my husband and I are feeling hopeless after so many failed attempts to conceive. Words are not enough to express how grateful I am that I got to know you and I wish I’ve known about you sooner.
Owen and I got married on July 28, 2017. I was over the moon as we can start building our own family. As newlyweds, we’re excited about the things to come, especially having our own little bundle of joy.
However, it’s not as easy as I thought…
Is there something wrong with me?
Six months passed and I haven’t conceived yet. I got so frustrated that I started thinking there must be something wrong with my body. I was regularly having my monthly period and I track it using a calendar app.
On February 2018, my husband and I decided to consult a fertility doctor and had ourselves checked. The doctor said I don’t have problems with my reproductive system, I don’t have hormonal imbalance, and my husband’s sperm count is also good.
She suggested we track my fertile and peak periods so we can determine the best time for baby making. She also recommended an ovulation tracker or monitor that’s equipped with Bluetooth connectivity to help us detect my LH surge.
False hopes and everyday frustrations
In our desperation, we decided to follow her suggestions and even bought a set of the ovulation tracker on Amazon, with the hope it can help us.
After using it for six months, we decided to stop because while it would always say I’m at my peak, we still ended up disappointed. There were also instances when the Bluetooth connection and the app won’t stick, resulting in unclear results. It’s a crappy tracker and we wasted money on something that gave me false hopes.
It made me more impatient. It’s been a year and a month since Owen and I got married yet there’s still only the two of us.
We had doubts and even asked ourselves maybe we’re doing it wrong or our timing isn’t right. I was devastated and frustrated, like my dream of getting pregnant and being a mom seemed so impossible. I felt useless and incomplete.
Whenever I feel like giving up, Owen would always assure me that God has His own plans and we should not lose hope…we’ll have our little bundle of joy sooner or later.