06 Jun The Lord Brought Me an Infertility Community and Baby
After a year of trying to get pregnant, I felt that something wasn’t right. I scheduled an appointment with an OBGYN, who referred us to our RE. She started by running bloodwork, doing an ultrasound, and getting my husband checked out as well. When we met with her for the 2nd time, she told me she had good news and bad news. The good news was that I had a high egg count, the bad news was that I had very high prolactin in my blood which was indicative of a pituitary tumor. I was sent for an MRI and it was confirmed that I had a small adenoma on my pituitary gland. Thankfully, they believed it was benign.
I began taking a pill daily to help with the tumor, but was still not able to conceive. Over the next year, we did 4 IUIs that were unsuccessful. When I heard my doctor say “it’s time to consider IVF” I was heartbroken. How did we get here? It was then that doubt started to creep in.
A month or so later, a girl from my neighborhood messaged me that she was starting a Moms in the Making group and would love for me to join. I said YES without hesitation, and it was the best decision I could have made. I know God led me to this group, these women, and this organization, at a time when I needed it most.
Our first round of IVF happened right after I joined MITM and I was the first in our group to get pregnant. Sadly at 8 weeks, I lost our baby girl who we named Winnie. My MITM group was there for me through every step. They prayed over me. They sat with me while I cried, knowing my baby was no longer with me. They supported me during my second round of IVF, and I got pregnant again.
This time our baby girl #2 made it to us earth side. My delivery was very traumatic, but I know God was carrying me. He was there every step of the way. We were meant to be at that hospital on that date, with those doctors who helped save my life. I have felt the Holy Spirit now more than ever since joining MITM. I know I was being led by the Lord with each decision, and His timing was perfect.