Medine, who has frankly and candidly documented her struggles with fertility for years, broke the news in an article on her website, Man Repeller, titled, “A Different Kind of Pregnancy Announcement.”
Medine opened the post by talking about the aftermath of the miscarriage she had suffered last year, and the toll it had taken on both herself and her husband. She wrote: “’Once the oven is hot, it yearns to make more kids,’ they would tell me as if a conciliatory prize. But where were mine? I wasn’t even close. I was dead inside. Cold.”
The blogger-turned-author then opened up about her journey to becoming pregnant again, revealed that she tried, “Three rounds of Clomid (an ovary stimulator), infrared sauna emergence, yoga, meditation, hypnosis and Letrozole, journaling, progesterone, a mood-lifting diet, a fertility diet.”
Although Medine notes that “none of it worked” initially, she writes she fell pregnant a few months later.
“Thank God, though, that before I could really fuck things up, what would be my final tango with hormone therapy reached its own culmination and by the 4th of July, my reproductive endocrinologist confirmed that I was pregnant with twins.”
A BIG congratulations to our dear friend and newest Tot Mama, founder of @manrepeller @leandramcohen, on expecting twins!! We recently sat down with Leandra and chatted about this exciting new adventure and what her experience has been thus far: What it’s been like to be pregnant with twins? “The first trimester felt like an alien invasion. I was throwing up like 4/5 times a day and needed to sleep about 15 hours a day and when I was up, the best I could do was sit on my couch and stare at my wall.” What’s the biggest positive and what’s the biggest challenge that you envision? “Biggest positive: it has been a TRIP to get here — a couple failed IVF attempts, a natural pregnancy that resulted in miscarriage and so much hormone therapy but I think all of that has made me appreciate every element of pregnancy that I have experienced thus far. It's hard to talk about the challenges because I'm so damn grateful to be here that I don't care how difficult or uncomfortable it gets, as along as the result is a healthy pair of babies, I am satisfied.” We are thrilled for this mom to be! #totmama #totlove #momtobe #bumplife #newmom #newparents
She confirms that she is currently 22 weeks pregnant, and later revealed to The Tot that she is expecting twin girls.
“Biggest positive: it has been a TRIP to get here—a couple failed IVF attempts, a natural pregnancy that resulted in miscarriage and so much hormone therapy but I think all of that has made me appreciate every element of pregnancy that I have experienced thus far. It’s hard to talk about the challenges because I’m so damn grateful to be here that I don’t care how difficult or uncomfortable it gets, as along as the result is a healthy pair of babies, I am satisfied,” she told the publication.
She ended her blog post with a message of hope for those still struggling with fertility, “I hope that you believe me when I say you will be [happy again], too.”
This originally appeared on elle.com.au.