I am infertile and we tried for nearly a decade to conceive (after one miscarriage early in our marriage). We ultimately found out that I have PCOS and do not ovulate without follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). We were fortunate to find a reproductive endocrinologist who respected our religious beliefs and treated us accordingly. After Bobby and Maya were born, my cycles regulated into around 32-day cycles and I've ovulated monthly.
I struggled with weight after my first miscarriage, ultimately gaining a hundred pounds. In 2010, I took charge and changed my life. My weight is still on a downward spiral towards a healthy, normal BMI, and I am grateful to Bobby and Maya for opening my eyes to my own health. (Visit my weight blog for more information about this journey).
I began training as a labor doula and childbirth educator in February 2011, and opened Mending Heart Bellies, an organization dedicated to helping parents through miscarriage and pregnancy loss, as well as pregnancy after loss.