My little girl is the light of my life, and I could not imagine my days without her. It wasn’t always like that though. Becoming parents did not come quickly, for my late husband and I. While we had our own home, and love to give, we didn’t have vast amounts of money to spend on fertility treatments and such. Each month went by, turning into years.
During these years, I struggled with my weight. I came to see that it might have a part to play in our difficulties conceiving. I had several, but not all, of the symptoms of PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) and blood tests, did not confirm a hormone imbalance. I still decided to proceed as if I did have the condition and started a diet recommended for those with type 2 diabetes. Many women with PCOS successfully conceive after following this diet for awhile. So, I doubled up on my veggies and dumped the refined carbs and sugars. I dropped a few pounds and felt a bit better.
A few months passed. I was quite busy and had a lot of other things on my mind. I stuck to the diet and lost some weight but honestly thought my window of opportunity to become a mom had already passed. I was going to be forty in a few months, and that was my unsaid mental cut-off point to give up on hopes of a baby. When I started to feel nauseous and tired, I thought I was just under the weather until it had dragged past four days. I was hesitant to pick up a pregnancy test since; they had never been anything, but disappointment for us. I finally did, and the result was conclusive. We were finally expecting!
Our healthy baby daughter was born a few months after my fortieth birthday. Now, I will never know, if the diet I chose helped, or if one of my husband’s sperm just had a little more motivation that night. I am just glad we were finally blessed with her.
I wonder if we may have been successful in conceiving sooner, if we had Astroglide TTC™ to help the process along. It is a specially formulated lubricant created for fertility support. It has ideal pH levels, osmolality (the concentration of substances like sodium and potassium) and consistency to create a sperm-friendly environment and allow sperm to move freely (most traditional lubricants act as a sperm impediment). TTC even contains fructose, the main source of energy for sperm.
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Astroglide TTC™ sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine