Is there anything sweeter than a baby? I highly doubt it. So many little girls grow up dreaming of the babies they will some day have. Trying to conceive can be an amazing adventure but for some, it can be a very difficult one. Growing up I saw couples who couldn’t have babies and I knew I would do all I could to fix that for someone one day. I became a surrogate mother a few years after I got married and had my own child and it was amazing. It was so amazing I did it twice! Conceiving took only a few months both times I was a surrogate though I remember it feeling like forever.
Feeling fulfilled in helping another couple have their family I moved on to finishing my own family. I found myself badly wanting another baby, one I would not have to say good bye to. My husband and I waited a bit to give my body time to fully heal and then went about trying all the normal things to make a baby. Months went by, long, annoying, one line on the test months.
Then a year went by. I was feeling a bit cursed actually. Having done all that to help others have a family I suddenly couldn’t seem to add to my own. I didn’t seem to have many risk factors for secondary infertility though I was a bit over weight. I started a diet that was said to help with infertility, it was basically a low carb and no dairy diet. It did help me drop some pounds but with more months going by I thought we needed to try everything we could. I heard that the issue could be my PH being off. It wasn’t until years later that I heard about Astroglide TTC™ . This product is a specially formulated lubricant for couples like my husband and I who were trying to conceive, Astroglide TTC supports fertility with adjusted pH levels, compatible osmolality and a consistency similar to your body’s cervical mucus. I knew then as I know now that PH levels matter!
For months I worked on my weight and trying to change my PH to make it perfect. For months all I saw was 1 line on the pregnancy tests. It was such a roller coaster of hope and heartache.
Finally my imaginary curse lifted for my husband and I and we found ourselves pregnant with our second child. After giving such a beautiful gift to others I was so eager to have more children of my own to cuddle and raise. All these years later my family has grown a lot, I have 5 children and we see our surrogate family often actually. I could never have guessed how amazing our adventure to grow our family to help others grow theirs was going to be. I am so happy being a mommy to all these kids and be a surrogate mother.
If your are trying to conceive please don’t think you are cursed. Keep faith that you will be a parent some day. It can be a hard journey but so many of the best things are hard.
Astroglide TTC™ sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine