A month following my honeymoon, my OB GYN drew blood during a routine visit, where I soon learned that my newlywed stage of intimacy would quickly turn into 4 years of timing and scheduling my entire life. However, aside from my son, one good thing came out of my fertility journey – my full-on health transformation that continues through today.
What happened and what takeaways may help you become a healthier version of yourself?
During the first three years of my journey, the health-related suggestions were fairly basic:
· Take a prenatal
· Limit caffeine intake
· Limit alcohol consumption
· Eat full-fat foods
· Limit intense exercise
On top of this were the various protocols across the eventual 10 REIs I visited over the course of that time. One suggested taking DHEA was the way to go. Another suggested it was all about the thyroid, until I went to another specialist who validated that my thyroid function was fine. The last REI suggested that I had endometriosis and underlying immune conditions