Once we decided to try to get pregnant, I did everything I thought I should have to prepare. I started tracking my cycle, taking my temperature and making suggestions to my husband to wear boxers instead of briefs. The concept of trying was always strange to me before it was actually our turn to “try”. I always assumed it was pretty simple – just as you learned in sex ed class and it should just happen right? After several months of really trying – nothing. I started buying pregnancy test kits in bulk as they are expensive!
After a couple of months with no success a friend of mine told me that I needed to tell my doctor we’ve been trying for year to get on the list to see a fertility specialist (guess they won’t even consider this unless you’ve been trying for at least a year). After about 6 months of trying, I did just that – told my doctor we had been trying for a year and that I wanted to see a specialist and she gave me a referral to a gynecologist who I guess also deal with fertility issues. Boy was my friend right as it took another 5 months to get an appointment. Dr. L was great – he didn’t jump right to the fertility drugs but instead wanted to rule out all the factors – the old fashion way. I was instructed to schedule another appointment and come to see him within a couple of hours after one of our baby making attempts. He then took a sample and then under a microscope found that the sperm were inactive. We then did the same test a second time just to make sure – again same result. Next we needed to rule my husband out as the problem and boy did he hate having to do the sperm count test, but of course it needed to be done. Results came back and to my husband’s relief, it had nothing to do with him. Turns out I was too acidic and all the sperm was being killed off almost as it enters.
Dr. L gave me two options to try: a $2 baking soda and water solution that I would douche with before every baby making attempt or the several hundred dollar option which involved a fertility clinic and medication. I chose to try the first option and for two bucks completely worth a shot. Low and behold the next month I was PREGNANT!
I remember coming home after the appointment where I was told about the baking soda solution and googling it to do some research. I could not find any information on this method or anyone who had tried it let alone tried it and was successful. I share this story as who knows, there may be others out there with the same issue who are not lucky enough to get an old school doctor who doesn’t automatically jump to fertility drugs. My end result was a happy one and I’m very luck to have my Ella as a result of this.
To all others out there with similar stories, please share them as you never know who it might help. We all know how frustrating it is to try and want to have a child so much and have no control over the potential success when you come across these types of issues. This $2 magic baking soda fertility cure worked for me so hopefully it might reach someone else out there and ends up working for them too!
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