So many women struggle with infertility, and we often don’t realise what a difficult journey it is for them to try and fall pregnant.
27-year-old Kelly Petrere and her husband Ryan first started trying for a baby in September last year. The couple have been married for 3 years and decided that it was time to start a family.
Kelly went off her birth control and didn’t even think that she’ll have any problems falling pregnant. But she soon realized that something wasn’t right.
“”I just wasn’t ovulating,” she told TODAY Parents, “and so there was no opportunity to even actively try to conceive.”
Kelly’s ovulation tests kept showing a negative for months even though she took supplements to bring on her menstrual cycle.
Then COVID-19 happened and Kelly was stuck at home for months with unanswered questions. “There was a lot of unknown in my life,” she said. “I didn’t know when we would go back to school, and I didn’t know when or if I would ovulate again.”
The one day in June she finally had a positive ovulation test. She’d been taking a test daily to just try and see if “I could get a little glimpse of something to give us some hope, and it finally happened.”
Kelly was just about to start Clomid to bring on ovulation when her body finally started to ovulate on its own.
She is now 18 weeks pregnant and posted the below video on TikTok to let other women who are struggling with infertility know there is hope, and they shouldn’t give up.
“It was a little hard to post it, because a part of me doesn’t really want to share that,” she said, “But I figured that I’ve seen so many other people on TikTok and YouTube, and I see so many other people struggling with trying to conceive, that I don’t mind posting this and helping them not feel alone,” she said.
Watch the video below:
@kellypetrereSorry I’ve been MIA tik tok! Some exciting news to share with you all! ##ttcjourney ##pregnant ##february2021
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