Despite having endometriosis, we were able to conceive our daughter naturally. It then came as quite the shock when we experienced secondary infertility while trying to conceive our second baby.
After three years of trying and my second abdominal surgery for the endometriosis, we embarked on our IVF journey.
It was truly one of the hardest times of my life, and also one of the things that has taught me the most in life.
Infertility can be devastating. It is full of frustration and pain and confusion and tears and loneliness. I never expected to have an infertility journey to share. Once I was on this path, I wanted to share my experience so that others didn’t feel as alone as I had.
Here are some of my favorite resources for IVF and infertility here at Jessica Valant Pilates. If you are on your own infertility journey please know you are not alone. Hold on to hope and keep putting one foot in front of the other.
IVF Series (includes how we decided to start IVF, a typical cycle, choosing a doctor and how to workout)