A Creighton Story: Overcoming secondary infertility

We Katie Gooley - Twin Cities Fertilitycarewere first introduced to the Creighton FertilityCare method in 2003 at a marriage retreat. However, we didn’t start using it until I was diagnosed with secondary infertility in 2011. Our first son was born in 2007, and we thought we would be pregnant two years later… Isn’t that the ideal time?? God had a different plan in mind!! Infertility tested our faith, marriage, trust and patience! But in the end we are stronger because of it!!

After charting, I realized with my doctor and FertilityCare practitioner that I had irregular and abnormal cycles, especially the second half of my cycle! I was most likely not producing enough progesterone.

Every day was a struggle! Every negative pregnancy test was horrible. But I kept on believing God had a plan for my family, and I would except it no matter what the outcome! After many prayers and patience two years after I started charting, we conceived baby number two. However, we miscarried early on, most likely because of surgery…. diagnosed with polycystic ovaries. Six months of charting and help with both my doctor and FertilityCare practitioner, we conceived again! Nine months later our second son was born!

My main reason for using this method was that I was not harming my body with contraception or fertility drugs. I also liked that my husband and I were able to work together. Finally, it worked well in conjunction with other factors like a healthy diet, so that I was able conceive again after 6 years of infertility.

– Katie

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