Natural Twin Pregnancy After Abnormal Hormone Levels
May 7, 2019
My story starts before my husband and I got married. Shortly after getting engaged, I found out I had a cyst on my pituitary. It was causing hormones to rev out of control. Suggested by my surgeon, I underwent brain surgery just three months before getting married to remove the cyst.
The cysts were removed, but my hormones were still completely out of whack. I went to see a RI specialist who told me that I had hormone levels of an 80 year old. Basically my body had already gone through menopause. Luckily he was able to help me with hormone therapy to reverse that process.
After receiving several months of negative pregnancy tests 3.5 years into our marriage I went back to the RI specialist. We went through four IUI’s. During this time, I was able to reconnect with an old friend I went to high school with. She had posted about attending the Moms in the Making conference. I was able to attend the conference in October 2017. Lots of tears were shed and I started to really surrender my heart to what God had in store for us. In addition the prayer partner I was matched with has become one of my best friends.
My husband and I decided after 4 rounds of IUI that we would take a break due to financial burdens. Two cycles after we took a break we were pregnant with our first baby! Unfortunately at 8 weeks we had a miscarriage. We were both so heartbroken after going so long in trying to have a child. I waited for my cycle to return after that miscarriage, but naturally God had decided to bless us with twins! Our double rainbows are Clayton and Creizler Cross.