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Life Abundant | Conquering Infertility, Embracing Motherhood

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Jessi is on a journey to conquer infertility and embrace motherhood. After getting diagnosed with PCOS in 2008, she found herself in the world of struggling to conceive. One year of testing, ultrasounds, and a cocktail of Clomid, Metformin and Novarel brought her Zoey Liz in 2010 and officially gave her the title of “mom”. Feeling blessed, yet like her family is incomplete, Jessi starting trying to conceive a second child in 2012 on the same regimen that brought her Zoey. Three years into TTC #2, along with a new resistance to Clomid and zero response to Femara, Jessi is discovering that it's going to take more than oral medication to conceive again. Jessi blogs about her struggles with PCOS, her race to beat the “four years of TTC” mark, and her upcoming Follistim + IUI cycle at Life Abundant. You can also join her journey on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.


A blog by Jessi Wallace, September 8, 2016

September is PCOS Awareness Month, and women everywhere are speaking out and sharing their experience with PCOS on blogs, Facebook, Instagram, and in support groups. Spreading awareness is important because PCOS is something that is relatively misunderstood in the medical field. From what causes it, to why some women have symptoms that others don’t... it’s a disease that strikes 1 in 10 women, and sometimes they have no genetic tie to it (like myself), while many women do. With it being PCOS Awareness Month, I’ve come to realize that there is a lot that we don’t know about PCOS. However, there is one important thing that we do know and it’s very important for doctors to understand: PCOS does not look the same for everyone.

A blog by Jessi Wallace, August 26, 2016
It was my 23rd day of Follistim. I had just finished my 5th ultrasound of the cycle, and was still waiting on my 6th estrogen lab results. Things weren’t looking good. My three leading follicles were gone, and my lining decreased from 10mm to 4mm. The long walk from the ultrasound room, to the elevator, to the parking lot, to my car… was sad. I think I held my breath the whole way to my car, and I could feel my heart beat hard with every step I took on the cold, wet pavement. I felt like my lungs were about to burst. I could feel the tears welling up inside, and if they weren’t going to come out of my eyes as I held them back, they were definitely going to come out of every pore on my body. I got into the car, put my head on the steering wheel, and wept.

A blog by Jessi Wallace, August 10, 2015
I am no stranger to undergoing fertility treatments, taking breaks, and starting back up again. Over the last 3.5 years, it has been a roller coaster of trying to conceive, between Clomid, Femara, the ultrasounds, the blood work, and negative test after negative test. Once we started to creep up on the three-year mark, we decided to embrace the fact that oral medication was no longer an option, and we officially started the dreaded “fertility treatment break” to recharge my body.

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