I have had 5 babies. I have 4 beautiful healthy children who rule my world, and one angel who watches down on me. Like most parents, every decision I make in life is focused around these munchkin monsters. From where I live, to what job I have, and even down to what kind of car I drive is all based on these little people that call me mom. There was a time I wasn’t sure if I would be able to have kids, let alone a houseful of them.
I should say that this post might be a little TMI. I mean when it comes to talking about TTC, it can be a little personal and it does meaning sharing some very personal details. Over the years I have talked to many ladies who have struggled or do struggle conceiving their own little munchkins, and I know it can be a heart wrenching time.
When I was 16, I had a cyst burst. At the time, they told me that I had a tilted uterus and that someday I might have trouble getting pregnant. Well, I was 16 and I couldn’t have cared less. Years went by and I never really thought about it again.
I got pregnant with my first son when I was 19. Just being careless kids, my then boyfriend and I were thrilled but it did remind me that they had said I might have trouble. 3 months after my son was born, I was pregnant again. I remember thinking that the doctor couldn’t have been more wrong.
Next came my daughter, my honeymoon baby. At this point I had been pregnant 3 times in 4 years. Unfortunately, my daughter was stillborn and it left us reeling for a while.
After having a check up 3 years after the loss of my daughter, we came across a startling revelation. Many women say that their periods are not normal, but it turned out, mine were very unusual. See, I always thought I was just lucky. After losing my daughter, I had a few periods, but really, I hadn’t had a period in almost 4 years. I never thought anything of it. I had always been like that. Even through all those years when I WAS getting pregnant. The doctor told me between the tilted uterus and the lack of menstruation , she didn’t know how I ever got pregnant with one child, let alone 3.
Another year goes by, and suddenly after having one normal period in 4 years, I found out I was pregnant with a little girl. I couldn’t believe it. We had just assumed there would be no more kids for us. It made sense with what the doctors had told me, and since I had never taken steps to change the way my body worked, I just figured it was the way it was.
Another 4 years goes by, my body pretty much acting the same as it always had, and we found out there was another little one joining our family. We were truly surprised, this time the doctor was even more shocked. We fell into one of those must have been destined kind of scenarios. And while, the chances were slim that I would conceive again, we had been told that before, and we decided that our little family was complete.
It wasn’t until after we were done trying to have children that I learned that there are many ways to increase the likely hood of conceiving. Astroglide TTC is made especially for couples who are trying to conceive. It supports fertility with adjusted pH levels, compatible osmolality and a consistency similar to your body’s cervical mucus.
If you are trying to conceive, Astroglide TTC™ can be exactly what you need. There are times looking back at how hard it was for us to have our children, that if I had Astroglide TTC™ it would could have made it much easier for us.
Astroglide TTC™ sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine