Hi all, my name is Courtney- I am 23 years old and for as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamed of becoming a mummy.
My story started with my ex partner when I was 18 years old. I knew what I wanted, and had my implant removed in order to start trying. At this point, I had no clue that anything was wrong and I remember joking with the nurse about baby names. Everything felt so new, and exciting but it was short lived, when the withdrawal bleed never arrived.
After multiple scans, investigations and tests - I was told I have severe PCOS and that it would be near impossible to get pregnant naturally due to not ovulating and my womb not lining as it should do. I was heartbroken but continued to try, working hard to lose weight - eating a healthy diet and taking folic acid amongst preconception vitamins. Everything you can imagine, I tried. It was negative test after negative test. There has been medications, investigations etc and following that in July of 2019 I suffered a chemical pregnancy. The doctors told me that it’s likely that I miscarried due to my uterine lining not being suitable to carry a baby at that time.
Since then, it feels like the NHS have given up on me. I am continually working around the clock to lose a targeted amount of weight, although have been told by several doctors that this will not help - as even at my lowest weight my menstruation cycle never appeared. Despite being told this, I am still determined to do everything I can in order to give myself the best chance at conception through IVF.
So I am here today to reach out to you in the hope that you can try and help me to achieve my dream of finally becoming a mother - it is all I’ve ever wanted in life. I am determined not to give up and have decided to book initial fertility scans etc and get answers once and for all and then go down the IVF route. As you can imagine, this process is going to be very expensive but you can’t put a price on love and happiness! If anybody could find it in their heart to donate even just a little bit and share this post far and wide, I’d be so very grateful. I will update regularly on here with what’s going on and if I get to the IVF stage then I will vlog my journey. To offer something in return, I will be doing a 24 hour silence (of which I’m sure you will all love to see!) Thankyou so much, from the bottom of my heart! - Court ❤️