You are not alone!
Hi Ladies, at the age of 40 and after a slew of tests, the medical profession labeled me "unexplained infertility"
and "spontaneous aborter"...argh!...read more
These diagnoses would inspire me to become Momma Kath. You see, I could get pregnant but not stay pregnant. How utterly frustrating! Life is funny that way, turns out that this would inspire me to help a world of couples restore hormone balance, clear blocked tubes, eliminate migraines, annovulation and infertility by introducing herbs and food supplements to their daily regime. I have been doing this for 10 years and have countless confirmations (and babies around the world) as proof of the regimes' success.
I am past menopause now and realize if I had been able to have children, I never would have opened this door to helping others conceive naturally. I feel blessed to have found my path and have been passionately helping others ever since 1998.
To give you a little history: Born in 1952, married the first time in 1977 and became pregnant weeks after stopping my birth control pills in January '83 (age 30) (EDD 10/3/83) but miscarried on 4/13/83.
We conceived the 2nd pregnancy 9/19/84 (EDD 6/19/85) only to miscarry on 11/19/84.
Both pregnancies ended in a miscarriage at 6-8 weeks.
Neither created concern for the doctors as they explained to me that I would have to
miscarry at least three times before they would do testing.
The miscarriages and other things took its toll on our marriage
especially since he was not willing to take a genetic test (mine came out fine).
and I ended the marriage after ten years.
I spent the next 10 years single and found my
soul mate (corny but true) a few months before my 40th birthday.
We conceived on 7/19/93 (EDD 4/19/93)
When I began to spot at 6 weeks (like all the rest).
I insisted and saw my doctor immediately! He told me how unfortunate it was but the odds were good that my next pregnancy would be fine.
He suggested I go home, put my feet up and relax.
I lost it, grabbed his tie, drew him close to me and said
"I want you to do something...I don't care what...but do something!" He decided a vaginal ultrasound would be appropriate.
As I watched the little heart beating away I began to relax and went home. I bled quite heavily the next 5 days and
the next ultrasound showed no heartbeat. The D&C was done on 9/19/93.
I have passed all the tests, even genetic. The default answer appears to be that to circumvent another miscarriage
I am to begin taking progesterone once I know I'm pregnant, through the first trimester. After that the child produces
the needed hormones to sustain the pregnancy.
These experiences led me on a mission to understand my body and the cause of my miscarriages.
I bought every medical book I could find that talked about gynecology and endocrinology.
This website was started (1998) when I decided to TTC one more time.
After answering thousands of emails in the first year and more questions on the site I have began the project of writing a TTC book.
My first stab is a TTC Tips booklet while I continue to finish a comprehensive and easy to understand book for TTCers and their spouses.
Testing early (w/ TTC Store HPTs, of course) has its advantages!
I have since then tried and believe in herbal remedies for restoring and maintaing hormone balance.
I'm so glad you found this site it's so nice to know we are not alone in our TTC journey.
If I may be of assistance, send me an email
but please be patient with me if I don't respond immediately
I am one person trying to make a difference in this world.
Sending lots of love and positive, eggly thoughts :o}
P.S. If you'd like to know more about me, click here!
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