In this episode, we’re together, in person and in the same room!! What a novelty. We’re talking unexplained infertility and whilst together we had a quick chat with the lovely Jen who is @jens_endlesshappydays on Instagram
Jen has been diagnosed with unexplained infertility and is struggling with PCOS, however, her doctors don’t feel that PCOS is impacting her cycle and therefore her diagnosis remains unexplained.
Jen tells us how she feels frustrated at the diagnosis of ‘unexplained’ and the rollercoaster of emotions that comes with her thoughts of why she’s not getting pregnant, symptom spotting, the two-week wait, and the crushing disappointment of getting her period every month.
Jen has been really open with her friends and family and feels so lucky that she has a good support network, which includes friends who have experienced a similar journey themselves. Jen decided to be open on social media and as a result as made some amazing Instagram friends. We talk about friendships and how you cope when a friend you make through a shared experience, such as infertility, then becomes pregnant.
We touch on male fertility tests and how men are often the ignored factor when it comes to fertility investigations. Jen and Alex have only been offered a sperm test, but no further testing, and Jen says she is completely unaware that there are any other options for male investigations. Tune in to next week to hear more about this with our guest expert.
Jen is soon to start IVF treatment and has been working hard to reduce her BMI. Due to her PCOS, she has found it hard to lose weight, and has found losing weight to be eligible for IVF has further added to the burden and stress she feels.
Good luck Jen – we’ll be crossing everything for you!
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