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Naturally Pregnant After Secondary Infertility and Ectopic Pregnancy

July 27, 2021

husband and wife with baby

My husband and I were married 6 years with an 18 month old son when we started trying for another baby. About a year into trying, my doctor put me on Metformin saying I might have PCOS. A year later and we were ready to meet with a specialist. My levels had improved, but the diagnosis we received was unexplained secondary infertility and she recommended an IUI.

Neither my husband nor I had peace about an IUI. We went home disappointed but kept trying. Five months later I had an ectopic pregnancy that ruptured my left Fallopian tube. We went back to the specialist and were told that IUI was no longer an option and they recommended IVF. As we prayed, we did not feel peace to pursue IVF. We felt like God would give us a baby in His ways and in His timing. Waiting was hard and each cycle that ended in disappointment brought up different emotions and challenged our faith. We felt like any day things would be different but things didn’t change. 15 months after my ectopic pregnancy, we took a break from trying and celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary with a cruise.

We returned home to the shock of our lives. After 3 ½ years of trying, I was pregnant! My OB said a cyst on my left ovary indicated I had ovulated from my left ovary and the egg had crossed over to my right tube! Our daughter Abigail was born 2 years and one week after my ectopic pregnancy. Our daughter is now 2 and there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t thank God for her. She wasn’t just our idea, God had her in mind long ago.

“The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy…Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, shall return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.” Psalm 126:3-6

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