I am so excited to share this birth story with you guys. Cathryn struggled with secondary infertility with the birth of her daughter. It was actually a full 18 months of going through rounds of Clomid, IUI, and IVF before conceiving.
It was really tremendous to hear the whole process, have her explain how she was feeling throughout it, and just everything that goes along with infertility because there’s a lot to it and it can be really hard to relate to others who are going through infertility if you haven’t been through it yourself. I love that she touched on that and shared her story so openly.
During the second half of the episode, Cathryn talks about her pregnancy with her daughter and her amazing birth story, too!
Cathryn is a stay-at-home mom to her two kids, with a love for cooking and interior design. After a fairly uneventful conception journey with her first, she found herself struggling with secondary infertility and multiple losses when trying to have a second child.
After a lonely and isolating experience navigating infertility treatment and motherhood for a year and a half, she is incredibly passionate about being open with the struggle that affects 1 in 8 couples. It isn’t always easy to share and discuss these stories, but Cathryn hopes sharing hers will help any couple feel less alone in their journey.
She also shares that after all of the medical procedures it took to get pregnant, it was also possible to have a magical natural birthing experience.