A Gift To Cherish

A Gift To Cherish

I was diagnosed with PCOS at age 17, and I've always had it in the back of my mind that I might not be able to have children due to my condition.

24 Aug, 2022

I was diagnosed with PCOS at age 17, and I've always had it in the back of my mind that I might not be able to have children due to my condition. Three years ago, I decided to change my diet. I went strictly vegan. I noticed a massive change when I changed my diet. My periods became a bit more regular, the bleeding normalized, and I stopped gaining weight at a ridiculously fast pace. I am currently twenty weeks pregnant with a little girl. This is a natural conception, after trying IVF twice and failing. Immediately after my pregnancy was confirmed, I was referred to a fertility specialist to help me go through the pregnancy safely. It still feels like a dream, and every day I look at my stomach to confirm it wasn't a fluke, that there is a little child growing inside of me. I've been going to my appointments and sticking to the doctor's advice for fear of what will happen if I don't.

It feels so good to finally have a child of your own after years of helping out with other people's children. Hopefully, I will get to have more of my own.