So, we returned from our honeymoon and commenced with starting our family a few months afterwards. We wanted a few months of ‘us time’ as a married couple first. Each month, we would wait expectantly and hope that Aunt Flow was not coming to visit our house. But, each month, she arrived, bags packed, ready to unload. Didn’t she see she was overstaying her welcome?
Perhaps we were doing something wrong. We turned to ovulation kits. They seemed pretty foolproof. You read the stick and you are most likely to conceive in a given window of time. So, it seemed, if you used this method, you were bound to have success. Each month we followed the directions and anxiously bought pregnancy test after pregnancy test only to hear ‘Not Pregnant’ screaming out of the digital window.
So, it was time to enlist the help of doctors. We looked at our medical plan and scheduled a visit with the ObGyn. She agreed that we had been trying long enough to start looking into what was going wrong. We had every test imaginable. Every test came back normal. On the one hand, that was a relief….nothing was wrong. On the other hand, we had no pregnancies…something was wrong. We got the catch-all diagnosis of ‘unexplained infertility.’