We are still in month 25 of trying to conceive and we have hope again! If I am being honest, I was ready to give up and explore other options. It was my husband who pushed to try the Creighton method and give this another chance. Just two days ago I had a doctors appointment with the doctor I was referred to and whom had me begin the Creighton method. These words are not something I expected to ever say, but they found something wrong with me and my husband and I are so thankful they did. This doctor was able to determine based on my charts for this month that my body is not producing enough progesterone and the follicular and luteal phases of my cycle (the portion where ovulation occurs and then the portion where an can fertilize) are too short. This combination is causing us to have difficulties and I was even told that it may be what caused our miscarriage in August.
Since we have something to go by other than just having PCOS, I have been started on progesterone. This will hopefully help to lengthen the phases of my cycle as well as help an egg to successfully implant leading to pregnancy! My doctor seemed very hopeful for us. If, however, this does not work within this month, he has options on improving my cervical mucus quality (another problem he was able to see in my charts).
I am so very thankful that my husband encouraged me to go forward with this course of action and this new course of treatment. I once again feel like I have hope and every day I am praying for our future child. I came across Jeremiah 29: 11 today which says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” I do not know why these issues were not discovered a year ago but I fully believe it is God’s hand at work. A year ago, there were circumstances that would have made having a child very difficult. Our finances, our lifestyles, our marriage is in a better place and I think God is just being sure that we have a child in the time that He determined for us years ago. I hope that the time is soon but I know it will happen when it is supposed to and I have hope.