When did you start trying to conceive?
My husband and I stopped preventing in July 2017 and started tracking days and symptoms in September 2017.
have you used pre-seed?
Yes, we actually used Pre-Seed for 4 cycles with no success. Even though we haven't had success with it, we really like the product!
why did you start a blog?
I started Dreaming of Diapers & Dimples in December 2017 under a different name. I'm not sure what made me want to start blogging about my journey to motherhood, I've always enjoyed writing and I started a journal (old school with handwriting not typing) and I kept forgetting to write in it daily or I found myself writing only about the bad parts of my day. I realized that it was a very toxic thing and wanted to express myself in another way. After joining the TTC community, I realized that I wanted to have a bigger presence so I started blogging. I've loved getting to know so many women who struggle with so many different things. Offering them support has helped me remain positive and help spread positivity. I've really loved blogging and I hope to continue through each stage of motherhood.
HOW WERE YOU DIAGNOSED WITH ENDOMETRIOSIS?
I was clinically diagnosed with Endometriosis by my acupuncturist and OBGYN based on symptoms and the fact that we have been trying to conceive for a year with no success. My symptoms alone are pretty convincing.
What symptoms of ENDOMETRIOSIS do you experience?
Since puberty, I've had very painful periods. So painful that the pain makes me nauseous. Along with the painful periods, I've always had very heavy bleeding. I also had pretty painful (not as painful as period cramps) ovulation pains including cramps, backaches, and headaches. Before trying to conceive, I didn't realize that these pains were during ovulation.
How old are you and your husband? How long have you been together/married?
I'm 25 years old and my husband is 29.
We've been together for 6 years, married for 3.