Today, we’re going to get a bit personal. You’re going to learn some things about me, about my history, and hopefully, I’ll be sharing something that can change people’s lives.
There’s nothing more empty feeling than that of a couple wanting to have a baby and not being able to conceive. This was a fear I always had in the back of my mind. My mother was unable to keep anything in her body once it was fertilized. Her doctor said she had an unfavorable environment. So soon after she’d actually get pregnant, it would leave her body.
And then truly, a miracle happened.
If you haven’t figure out by now, I am an only child and it is because of this reason. I was a miracle baby. When my mom was given the unfortunate news that she could not conceive, that summer my dad and she went to Greece to adopt a baby. While in our village of Vlaherna, up high on the mountaintop church known as Tis Panayias, my mom fell to her knees praying to the Virgin Mary’s icon to bring her a baby as she held in her arms, and that she’d bring it back to the mountaintop to baptize it. It wasn’t more than several weeks later that my mom soon discovered her prayers were heard. They didn’t adopt, nine months later they had me, and the following year I was the first baby baptized in Vlaherna on the mountaintop in the church of Tis Panayias.
My biggest fear was that infertility would be a genetic disposition, and like my mom, I would have a very hard time conceiving. Much to my surprise, that was not the case. After being on birth control for years, I got off my pill early thinking I would let my body slowly adjust. Well, that wasn’t the case for me. Much to my surprise, the very next month I got pregnant.
Not everyone has the good fortune I had. But thanks to technology and new innovations and inventions, there are so many more options for women who are struggling with conception. I had so many friends who went through countless attempts of artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization. It was so taxing emotionally financially mentally.
If I had to do this all over again and if this was a situation where infertility and conception was an issue, I would try The Stork OTC at home medical device. It is to be used during ovulation for couples who have been unable to conceive naturally and who have received a diagnosis of low sperm count, sperm immobility or unfavorable vaginal environment. Of course, that was my fear as my mom had this condition. But I love this so much because it’s less expensive than getting involved with the doctors, and I could do it in the privacy and comfort of my own home
After you get pregnant using this device, I have a few pieces of advice for our fresh new mommies to be. (smiles and well wishes to all of you!)
- Enjoy every minute of being pregnant. Why you ask? Because this is something you have been wanting for so long and it’s finally happened. You have nine months that you are nurturing this baby to life inside of your womb, inside of your body, so enjoy every moment of it. It’s a special gift to be given.
- Your attitude is everything. What do I mean by that? I mean there’s a good chance you’ll have morning sickness. You may be nauseous. You’ll be swollen. You may get gestational diabetes. You won’t feel well, but guess what? It’s all the perspective of how you look at it and taking it with a positive attitude. Instead of complaining about how you’re feeling, shift your mindset and think of it in terms of, “oh my goodness I have this child inside of me and I’m going to be holding it in nine months!” “I’ve got this gift! I’ve got this little human being inside of me and I can’t wait to hold his little face” Shift how you’re thinking and instead of being in a complaint mode.. think of it in a grateful mode. I promise your baby feels the vibes of your energy. Mine never had issues with colic, crying, sleeping, tantrums, and were always the EASIEST babies I could ever dream of. I believe with all my heart, I attribute it to my attitude while I was pregnant.
- Enjoy every minute of it because after 9 months it’s gone. Now you’re thinking, is this lady crazy? Enjoy being pregnant? Yes, I’m saying exactly that. Enjoy being pregnant. First of all, it’s a gift from above which is HUGE. Also, it’s literally only nine months of your life, and those are feelings and things are going to experience that you will never get to experience again unless you’re pregnant again. I missed their hiccups in my tummy. I missed the butterfly flutters. I missed the little kicking. Crazy enough as it sounds, I missed laying down on my back and seeing my belly move like a martian as the baby moved inside of me. It’s crazy, but it’s so special. And it actually got me depressed when they were born because I missed the butterfly feelings in my tummy. But I got some great words of advice from my mom. She said, “Snap out of it! You’re actually holding your baby! You get to see her, hold her, touch her, love on her, in person now not inside of you!” So, of course, you know Mom to the rescue saved the day with her words of wisdom.
My biggest advice is to try this device. If I had to do it all over again, this would be my first step in getting pregnant if my husband or I had issues preventing us from doing so.
There will be a Twitter party on October 19th at 8pm EST with makers of The Stork OTC and I’d love for you to join in! You can participate with hashtag #TTCwithStorkOTC.
This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own.