"After getting married in 2013, we tried to conceive naturally for 2 years, but with no luck. In 2015, we nervously went to our first appointment at the fertility clinic. After extensive testing, blood work, and ultrasounds, I was diagnosed with PCOS and my husband male infertility. The doctor decided our next step was IUI and working with a nutritionist for diet and weight loss.
PCOS is so wonderful that not only does it cause weight gain, it makes it extremely difficult to lose weight, as well. Fighting an uphill battle. Our doctor would not approve the IUI until I reached a certain weight. Finally in 2017, we were approved. After a now 4-year struggle, we were drained emotionally, mentally, and physically and we were putting out a lot, financially, for our dreams.
We had 7 IUIs with 1 IUI resulting in pregnancy, which sadly turned into a loss. We decided to take a break from all the injections, monitoring, and treatment and in January 2019 found out we were pregnant. Naturally! That September, our Rainbow miracle was born and he is such a blessing everyday! We know our journey is not over and we are hopeful to have another beautiful miracle one day. Please take hope and know you are not alone in your journey!"
It was such a pleasure meeting Adrianne and her family. Her son quickly became my little buddy, helping me with little things and chatting away. He was a very big fan of the balloons and wanted one immediately! At first, I thought it was because he just truly loved balloons (which may still be true). However, after the balloon send-off, he walked after them and waved*, almost as if he knew just what today symbolized. It was a special moment.
*Photo of this moment on the Miracles main page.
Like Adrianne, I also have PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) and so I understand some of the struggles that she went through to conceive. PCOS affects 5-10% of women of childbearing age.