After passing every test with flying colours, my DH and I were diagnosed with “unexplained infertility”. All of you who have been there know how frustrating it is to hear that. If nothing is wrong, then WHY are we not getting pregnant?? But, in 2010 we did IVF and now have beautiful twin girls.
Still, we started TTC in January 2007 and since then have never used any form of birth control or protection. Then in May 2013, after over six years of BFNs, I got pregnant. Naturally. With no drugs, or procedures, or doctors. So what changed?
There are three things that I started doing differently in the fall of 2012:
- I stopped drinking so much milk. I used to drink a LOT of milk and cut back to almost nothing. I noticed right away that my skin cleared up, so maybe there was something hormonal going on there that could have been affecting my fertility… ??
- I stopped using tampons. Instead, I now use the Diva Cup, which is a silicone menstrual cup. WAY better.
- I started taking 1000 IU of vitamin D every day. I live in Canada where vitamin D deficiencies are common during the winter.
I don’t know if any of these things were connected to me getting pregnant, but I do know that within six months of making these changes, I got pregnant naturally.
I’m hoping maybe this information will help someone out there. If you are in the “unexplained” category, who knows? Anything is worth a try.