Never Give Up
Have you desired something so badly that you refused to give up while in pursuit? Well, that was me when it came to motherhood.
Since I can remember the Lord placed motherhood on my heart and I just knew once I got married it would happen easily. Unfortunately, I was blindsided by the difficulties I would experience with trying to conceive.
I'm sharing this blog post not to boast about what I did to get pregnant, but to give God all the glory for what He did to help me conceive. He gave me specific instructions as to what I needed to do and it was by my own free will to heed or ignore His instructions.
What was causing my infertility:
- Left blocked fallopian tube
- Low progesterone
- AMA (advance maternal age) – I was 34.5 at the time of my official infertility diagnosis
While on my journey to motherhood I was told by my OBGYN at the time I had three options to conceive. First to try three rounds of Clomid. Second, if the Clomid failed then he would attempt to unblock my left fallopian tube through a surgical procedure. Third, IVF.
Initially, I was elated that all hope was not lost. But about two months after my diagnosis reveal and treatment plan ready to go, it just didn't feel right going through medical intervention. I didn't realize at the time the reservation I felt was the Holy Spirit telling me I need not go through those routes to conceive.
A Lifestyle Change
Nearly a year after my diagnosis God led me to my cure. If you haven't read my blog post, Painful Menstrual Cycles And Diet Change, I explain in detail how going plant base healed me of many ailments to include difficult menstrual cycles and hormonal imbalance.
Little did I know that when God suggested I cut ALL animal products out of my diet it was the ultimate solution to curing my infertility. Nine months after heeding His divine advice I conceived for the first time in my life at the age of 36 years old naturally.
"He said, “If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.”
"LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me."
God Has the Final Say So
When I was told I needed Clomid God said, no you don't, food is your medicine. When I was told unblocking my left fallopian tube would increase my chances of conceiving God said, your right side works perfectly fine. When I was told I would need IVF God said, I will unite your egg with your husband's sperm. When I was told I was getting too old to conceive naturally God said, remember the story of Abraham and Sarah?
You see, it doesn't matter what your diagnosis is, God has the final say so. I'm not discounting the skills of those working with patients in the medical field. I worked as a degreed and certified Cardiopulmonary Technician for 6 years. I have a lot of respect for medical professionals, but I'm not naive to think the miracles they perform are by their own accord.
There is a higher power, God, that works through medical professionals each and everyday who allows these miracles and healings to take place.
"Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness."
It's important to give God all the praise, glory, and honor when we overcome sickness regardless of how medical professionals intervened.
Two Pregnancies within 1 year
So, like I said nine months after going plant based I conceived. Although, after two months that pregnancy was lost due to a blighted ovum miscarry.
Despite a miscarry during my first pregnancy I held on to my faith and to what God instructed me to do and seven months to the week after my miscarry I conceived again and now I'm 10 weeks away from bringing our precious, healthy, baby girl into the world at the ripe age of 37, lol.
Trust and faith
I would like to add that yes, changing my dietary lifestyle played a huge part in preparing my body for conception and maintaining my pregnancy, but most importantly my faith is what brought me here.
I had two options. Trust the doctors to give me a quick, expensive, technological advanced solution, or trust the Ancient of Days (God), the creator of all life to fulfill His promise.
As you can see, I put ALL my faith and trust into God and even when I miscarried I knew without a doubt it was a faith test and that my redemption was near.
The Struggle Of Waiting
My heart goes out to women who've struggled and are still waiting on their miracle. By the time our baby girl is here this August our journey to parenthood would have taken five years to complete. So, I understand the disappointment some of you may feel when you hear yet another pregnancy announcement while your womb remains barren.
Honestly, getting this far was a true spiritual journey for me and it wasn't easy by any means.
I experienced some real low seasons until I was fed up with feeling jealous of others and depressed about getting AF (Aunt Flow) each month when I'd rather she skip town for nine months.
By the time I conceived the second time nearly a dozen babies were born within my inner circle. But yet I had to learn to wait my turn and be genuinely happy for others.
Instead of envying pregnant mothers, why not pray over their pregnancy and little babies. When I started doing that I no longer felt in bondage over my circumstance. Before long my womb opened up.
My advice for those of you who are struggling to get pregnant is to place your concerns, hope, and faith in God, not man.
Take a break from trying like I did and listen to what the Holy Spirit is trying to tell you. Before you spend thousands and thousands of dollars on IVF treatments ask the Lord if that is even something He wants you do to. You may be surprised by His answer.
My journey to motherhood was the catalyst for me creating my Grace with Humility ministry for women. Therefore I consider my trial a true blessing.
Is it God's Will?
I know that many women have received their bundles of joy through medical intervention, but are you in line with God when you decide to take matters into your own hands? Is it His will or yours? Is it His way or your way?
For what ever reason God did not want me to take those options although, they were very appealing and popular. I'm sure He was protecting me from something I wouldn't see coming and I'm glad He loves me enough to intervene before I took the plunge.
Am I saying that going plant base will cure your infertility? Only God knows, but what I will say it's worth a try eating a diet that's conducive to your body's needs. Whatever diet that happens to be.
I've read stories of women conceiving naturally after balancing their hormones with the right foods even after failed Clomid and IVF attempts. Some women were even in their 40's.
So the next time you are ready to give up on your miracle, remember this post and put your trust in God and what He is telling you, not man.
If there is enough interest I will share either in a video, blog post, or both the foods I ate to heal my body. Just leave a comment asking me to do so.
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Are you struggling with infertility? If so, please share in the comments so that I can pray for you.
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How I Cured My Infertility Naturally
My Traumatic Miscarry Story And Why God Is Still Good