Saturday, August 29, 2009

A new perspective

A lot has happened with me since the last blog post. My anger is gone, and I am no longer depressed. I have been able to be thankful for some things, the first of which I was able to be thankful for God not allowing me to lose my baby at a later gestation. I was devastated at 7 weeks pregnant, I cannot imagine how things would have been for me had I lost him/her later on.

Yesterday, I was ready to jump for joy. I have been dealing with irregular cycles, pain, and symptoms of PCOS for the past three years. In that time, my normal cycle length has been no shorter than 34 days, and as long as 42. It would always vary, driving me insane. Well, after the miscarriage I decided to begin formally charting my cycles, and started taking an herbal supplement to help regulate female hormones. I am so happy to report that my cycle for August was 27 days long. My most "normal" one in about 6 years. ( I was pregnant and breastfeeding in between - it's been nearly 3 years since I have not nursed anyone ) PRAISE GOD!!! This is a HUGE thing for me. HUGE.

So now I am praying that my system has reset after the miscarriage, and that my hormones will completely regulate. I am thankful for this seemingly small thing. Most women wish their periods away ... I get desperate for a regular cycle. Our bodies are meant to have cycles. They are meant to run on schedule, to work as God designed. After these past 3 years, I will never again understand a woman taking birth control to only have 4 periods a year. It's just not what our body is meant to do.

Now, off topic:

I am starting a "side" blog for my Midwifery here in Utah as well ... joyfulbirthservices.blogspot.com. Just a blog to link to my website ( www.joyfulbirthservices.com ) and use for non-ranting, birthy news. :)

I am also excited in that I have a booth reserved for Hurricane's Peach Days, next weekend. I will have out some of my handmade baby slings, home birth information, and lots of freebies and samples. If you're in the area, come on out!

3 comments:

Kayce Pearson said...

That is so exciting!!! Congrats!!

spicychicken25 said...

I am so happy to have stumbled upon your blog. I am a doula in Davis, CA and wish to go on to midwifery school (once my husband is done with grad school). I'm also the mother to 2 beautiful children aged 4 and 21 months. You seem to have a very strong relation with God. I'm wondering which religion you might have been brought up with and/or follow? I also have many midwife-related questions if you don't me asking. Thanks!
-Merry Welker-Tolla, dweller of the red tent

Steph said...

I'm so happy for you! Would you mind sharing what herbal supplement?