ConceiveEasy Review & My Story

Hello, sweet friends!
Today I am sharing something 
of a more personal nature with you.
You see, I was approached by ConceiveEasy
about reviewing their product
and I decided to take them up on their offer.
Before I jump into the review,
I want to share my story with you.

Let's go back, my friends. . .
way, way back.
My husband and I were thrilled to find out
we were expecting 2 months after getting married
and 9 months later we welcomed our precious son.
About a year or so after our son was born
I was diagnosed with PCOS-
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
My doctor recommended I use birth control
to help with my symptoms, but I kindly declined.
For 9 years I have dealt with all of the "issues" 
that come with PCOS,
including the struggle with having more children.

I have to tell you, dear friends,
that my husband and I are very content with one child.
Over the years we have been approached by others
about us having just one son.
Some people said we were selfish for not having more kids
because it's wrong to have only one child.
Yes, that was really said to us.
We've also faced a lot of questions
as to why we haven't had more children.
Sometimes the questions are awkward
and many times they are intruding.

In the beginning when our son was younger
I struggled at times with not being able to get pregnant.
There were times when I would get excited and feel hopeful 
only to be let down by a negative test. . .
But, lovely friends, over the years 
I have learned to look at it differently
and I can honestly, and most happily say, 
I am quite thankful I have only one son.
You see, my husband and I dearly love our son
and we can't help but thank the Lord for giving him to us.
We would rather rejoice in the fact that we have one son
instead of bemoan that fact that we haven't had any more children.
We have always thought that if God gave us more children
it would be a blessing,
but we also think that if we don't have another child
it's still a sweet blessing.
While I struggle with PCOS and other related health issues,
we are happy and content with our precious family of 3.

I know there are other women out there
who struggle with some of the same issues
and my heart truly goes out to them.
It's not easy and I totally get that.
PCOS can be very painful
and sometimes it's quite an emotional journey.
I decided to try ConceiveEasy
so that I might help or encourage some of these woman.
According to the ConceiveEasy website:
ConceiveEasy is clinically proven effective 
in overcoming the most common obstacles to conception, 
and has been demonstrated in limited studies 
to help women conceive who have PCOS.

ConceiveEasy is a pregnancy kit
that is Doctor-formulated to help overcome infertility
and help women get pregnant naturally.
The kit consists of pregnancy and ovulation tests,
a thermometer to keep track of your temperature,
and vitamins that are taken daily.
The vitamins are fairly small and easy to swallow,
and I noticed they gave me energy
which was an added bonus.
I think my favorite part of the kit was the ovulation tests.
Years ago I had a cyst rupture on my left side
and oh, the pain! 
I thought I was dying and while that seems extreme to say,
it truly felt like a knife had been pushed in to my lower abdomen.
Every other month I get severe pain on my left side
and I have wondered if I am even ovulating. . .
well, thanks to the test I found out I am.

My dear friends,
I have nothing negative to say about the ConceiveEasy kit
and I would recommend it to women trying to have children.
I took the vitamins for about two months
and according to ConceiveEasy,
you can take them until you get pregnant.
You can visit the ConceiveEasy website
for more information.
There is also a FAQs page 
that will answer any questions you might have.

** ConceiveEasy contacted me about trying the kit
and I was not required to write a positive review.
I would also like to make it known that ConceiveEasy
is the first and only pregnancy kit that I have tried.
All thoughts and opinions are my own. **

Sweet friends,
this is a personal matter for me
and it's something I don't often share with others.
Simply because I am a private person.
I decided to share a little bit of my story with you
in hopes that it helps and encourages someone
even if it's just one person.

I appreciate your visits, dear ones.
I hope you have a beautiful day!


Kerin said...

I admire your courage for sharing your very personal story with us.
We just never know what trials others are experiencing, do we?
It's best not to judge, and to extend kindness to others.

Being well past the child-rearing years, I am now dealing with perimenopause and all that jazz.
Not too much fun, I can attest to that!

Sending hugs your way.

Regina said...

Thank you dear Stephanie for sharing your story. I can't believe people said such mean things to you.
I'm sure your review will be very helpful for other women struggling with infertility.

mamasmercantile said...

My daughter struggles with PCOS and struggles with the pain like you on a monthly basis. She has been blessed with 2 children and for that we are extremely grateful. How sad that people have been so mean and intrusive. You have been so brave sharing your story and hope this review will help others. You are to be admired for your honesty in sharing about your condition.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Sweet Stephanie, it's brave of you to share your story, and I'm sure it will be helpful to others who are struggling with PCOS. I am so thankful that the Lord has given you contentment and gratefulness for your family of three. And it's kind of unbelievable what people say. I have three children and I got a few comments from people about why my husband and I "limited" our family. We were homeschooling, and many of the families had many children. They assumed we were being selfish without knowing how many times I miscarried. Anyway, we have a good God who understands and helps us. xo Deborah

R's Rue said...

Sending love.

Ang Specht said...

Thank you for sharing. I do remember from years and years ago, you sharing some of this with me and I have prayed for you ever since. :) I sympathize with the pain of a bursting cyst...they are HORRIBLE! I am grateful that you have your family. :) God blessed you all with the perfect family in His eyes, and that is what matters. Take care, my friend!

Anne Payne said...

Sweet Stephanie, I know it is hard to put yourself out there and share this kind of thing. We all struggle with something that sometimes we think is better kept silent. Your experience may very well help someone going through the same thing, or something similar, to not feel so alone and isolated. You are BRAVE!!! God will bless you for being a willing vessel to use your journey for His glory. Big hugs, sweetie! I love you!!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I am sitting here while passing the time as my dear mother is sleeping, and saw your posted email. How kind of you to share your personal story, sweet friend. I know you are ever so grateful to be blessed with your darling son. Maybe by you sharing the information about this kit, it will touch someone's life. You are a kind, thoughtful soul.
Please pray for my mom, and for my sister and I as we continue to care for her.

krishna said...

You are a very strong person. it is difficult task to share personal story.
Big hugs for you.. love

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Stephanie - bless you friend for sharing. I had endometriosis and was never able to have children. So understand. Folks do not mean to hurt but often times comments made cause pain. Yes friend you are so blessed to have a wonderful son. God always makes joy for each of us one way or another. Hugs!

Debbie Harris said...

I admire you for so graciously sharing your private condition with us ladies, and my prayer is that your own personal condition will help in the life of another dear soul who may also have struggles of her own.
As we reach out with an extended hand and tender heart to others, it may very well help us to watch our tongue and not be so quick to pass judgement.
Knowing how private you are, as your mother, I know this was hard for you to do, but, you have done a beautiful job in allowing the Lord to use you as His instrument of glory, God bless you!
Your family of three is perfect in the eyes of God. :}

Love you ~

Debby Ray said...

My dear Stephanie, I must admit that I can relate personally to your PCOS....I struggled with it for years and it was only by God's grace that I could conceive twice. I struggled with irregular periods since I was a teen and it continued until my hysterectomy about 30 years ago. I know it must not have been easy for you to share this with your readers and I appreciate your honesty and openness. Your little son is a darling and I know you cherish the gift you have been given. If the Lord sees fit that you are one day able to conceive again, he will make the best big brother! I am sure your post has touched many ladies. God bless you, sweet friend!♥

Carla from The River said...

Dear Stephanie,
Thank you for sharing.I do pray your story will help others.

The sting of words from people. Goodness! My husband and I are blessed with two boys. After our second, we could not have another. We had people ask us why we do not try for a girl. We will be so sorry not to have a girl. Sometimes it would make me cry, because I knew we could not try for another. And what is wrong with boys? My boys are true, true blessings to us. We have raised them to be gentleman. As I have my first born leave the nest and walk on his own, I am proud and I thank God everyday for the gift of Sam and Atticus.
Love, Carla

Rose L said...

I had the same problem for many, many years with pain caused by so many ruptures of cysts. Always ended up in ER just in case it might be something else. Such pain! I hope it all works for you. I was unable to have a child due to husband having problems, but often women with this condition end up with so much scar tissue that pregnancy is impossible. I pray for you to have success.

hobbyloes said...

My dear Stephanie, what courageous to tell your story!
You are so blessed with one child, how nice is that!!!
My son does not have one unfortunately :-((
It is so annoying that people everwhere interfere with what they do not know.
Whis you a blessed week!!♥

Doniene said...

Dearest Stephanie, what a blessed testimony! People can be insensitive! We have four children, and we were told - you’re not being responsible by having so many children!! God had the perfect plan for each of us! And you are a wonderful example of that!

Blessing and hugs!

Miirih said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story. God has a plan for all of us. My plan for children was so different to what God's plan was. Many years later I can see the divine timing and why God blessed me that way he did. God's plan was way better than mine.

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

You are brave to share your story! We never know what's gone on in peoples' lives do we? Seems we almost all have some sort of story to tell, or experiences to share with others. I hope your sharing will help others possibly, who are wanting a child or more children. Blessings to you and your sweet family..... hugs... Marilyn

Margie said...

Thank you for sharing your story with us, Stephanie. It's mind-boggling how some think it's acceptable to comment on other people's reproductive plans. I don't even ask my closest friends about their baby plans. I figured that if they wanted or could have kids, we'd see them!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Stephanie ~ What a lovely, heartfelt post.

Love, hugs & prayers for you and your family ~ FlowerLady

Mimi said...

Dearest Stephanie, what a special blessing your son is. Thankyou for sharing your very personal stuggles with us...Mimi xxx

Mari said...

Thanks for sharing your story with us. My daughter and her husband have been praying for a child for over a year. I actually got this kit through another blog and am praying this will be helpful to them. My other blogger friend had success with the kit. I appreciate your words on being thankful, regardless of the outcome.

Conniecrafter said...

I too was diagnosed with PCOS, in order to even get pregnant at all I had to take Clomid infertility pills, Out of 4 pregnancies I had one stillborn and 2 miscarriages, but was blessed with one daughter and we feel the same way, so blessed that we have her, you mourn for the ones you lost and the ones you couldn't have but in the end so thankful for that one.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Thanks for sharing your story and your heart. What a wonderful product. Too bad it wasn't around 30+ years ago when my sisters could only have one child each. I always felt a little guilty for being able to have 3. I hope this helps other women who are hoping for another child.

Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing your experience, Stephanie. I have been hoping to have another child, but have had two miscarriages over the past two years. I does hurt when people ask "You only have one?" or "It's about time you should have another". I realize they don't know, but it can hurt. Recently I have wondered if maybe one is all the Lord has planned for our family, and if that is true than it would be His plan. Many times I have read about allowing God to choose the size of your family, in regard to having a large family, but He sometimes allows a family to have fewer children and that is His plan too! His ways are perfect.

Tamago said...

You are brave to share your story and the pain you’ve gone through. It’s sad some people have such a negative view. We are much happier when we are grateful for what we have rather than complaining about what we don’t. Glad you like the product. You are so sweet to share your experience to help others. xo

Mrs. White said...

I very much appreciated reading your story. I am sure it will help and encourage others. God bless!

Vee said...

Blessings to you, Stephanie. I know that you have helped others just by educating them as you have me. I had never heard of this before. Thank you for the discussion.

Shellah said...

Unselfishness should never be measured by how many children a person has. There are some who have lots of children for very selfish reasons, and others who possess a truly selfless spirit who have none.

I would much rather see one child like yours raised in a loving home, then a large brood who might not be. You cannot assign a number to love.

We also wanted more children even though we already had three, but health problems prevented us from more. For a long time I wasn't happy because I thought we were sinning against God by not having at least seven!

Even adoption was no longer an option, and this caused me to grieve for a long time.

Our worth and identity should never be wrapped up in our children, but rather in Jesus Christ alone. That is the only way we can ever become truly selfless-children or no children.

You remain in my prayers, Stephanie. -Lots of love.

Lea said...

Oh, Stephanie, my DIL has PCOS and after trying unsuccessfully to have a baby, she and our son adopted about 6 years after they married. They were so weary and had tried almost everything to get pregnant and decided that adoption was the route they should take. They were blessed with a precious baby girl, who is now 9 years old. We were all there for her birth and it is a day I will never, ever forget. Then 5 1/2 years later, our DIL got pregnant out of the blue. We were all so shocked but knew it was all a part of God's plan for their lives. She had a perfect pregnancy and had another little girl who is now 3 years old. Thanks for sharing your story and I pray God's richest blessings to be with you.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

This must have been a very difficult post for you to write! You did it so beautifully! Broaching a difficult personal subject in a post is always a bit like walking a tightrope, I would think. Yet, you did it with grace, eloquence, and beauty. My dear friend, the struggles with PCOS and endometriosis are horrific, and the pain suffered is truly not just physical, but emotional as well, and goes very deep. However, even in that suffering, pain, and heartache, the Lord truly does have a plan for each of our lives, and how rich and blessed little Elijah is to be in your family. Thank you for sharing this little kit with your readers, and may the Lord continue to use your writing and post to encourage other women facing similar struggles. Much love to you dear friend!

Sylvia said...

Sweet lady,Stephanie, I am sure it was hard for you to tell your story. I too can't believe some people would say all those things to you. One of my daughters had trouble getting pregnant due to Endometriosis, after 7 years and surgery she finally got pregnant and have 2 wonderful children. God bless you for sharing and hope it will encourage someone.
Hugs, Sylvia

Susie said...

Honey, honestly , why do people care how many children you have. Maybe if you did take care of them...but I do not think that would ever be your case. I have ten siblings and have often thought it would have been wonderful to be an only child. LOL. I use to say, "when are my real parents coming to get me?" LOL. My parents had more kids than needed or wanted, I am sure. Oh we were all loved , maybe more after all the trouble of feeding, clothing and taking care of eleven children, was over.
God gave you a beautiful child. You have that before all the woes of PCOS. I feel God wanted you to be a mom. Praying for you to be pain free and at peace. Bless your sweet heart, xoxo, Susie

Susie said...

Stephanie, Sorry I need to prove read. That was to say...maybe if you did not take care of them. xoxo,Susie

Chris Lally said...

Stephanie, I pray that God manifests your healing for His glory and for your relief. I trust that your post will help and encourage others.

I don't know why people assume that you don't have children because you don't want children, or that you only have one child because that was your "plan." After accepting that I would never conceive, I got pregnant at 40 years old. What a shock, a gift, a blessing! Thought we would go for two, but it did not happen. I, too, am so thankful for our family of three.

TerriSue said...

Dear Stephanie, Reading your blog I have gathered that you are a private person and I know it took courage to write this post. I have never known anyone who has suffered from this. I am a grandmama expecting her fifth grandchild at the moment. I am writing in response to what people have said to you. I am disabled, yet lead a full and wonderful life. In the past when at one time we were looking for a new church, and when we have been to "Christian" concerts, I have experienced strangers coming up to me or my husband saying I must not be a very strong Christian or I would not be in a wheelchair! How dare they! When it first started happening it would crush me. Now I know that it is only ignorance speaking. Ignorant people like to talk a lot to make up for it. Praise God for your son. There is nothing at all wrong with being an only child, and he is certainly not the first one to happen! I treasure your posts though I don't always comment, so here is a big thank you for all you do.

sarah said...

That kit looks marvellous. I loved reading your story and while I'm sorry for the medical issues I know you suffer, I love your cheerful positive attitude. I was not able to have more than one child, and I grieved it for many years, but now I am peaceful about it, and I know things like this are meant to be for reasons we may never understand. Bless your beautiful family xx

Sherida Stewart said...

Thank you, Stephanie, for telling your personal story. I believe sharing difficult experiences helps others, so you are serving those who must deal with similar situations. PCOS is something I faced. Fortunately, I was finally able to have two sons...miracles! I’m thankful there are now more products offering hope to women unable to conceive. Your attitude about your blessings is so lovely and positive. Thank you for expressing your thoughts!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I am so sorry you and your husband have been going through this - it can't be easy. I am an only child and don't feel as though I ever missed out on having siblings so there is no excuse for people saying such hurtful things. Our sons each have one little one and I doubt they will be having any more. Both of our d-i-l's had trouble getting pregnant and our youngest son and his wife were on the point of giving up when they decided to try a naturopath and it was found that she was full of yeast. A change of diet was all it took...and they'd been forking over all sorts of money for treatments that weren't addressing the underlying problem. Anyway....all this to tell you that I'm sure many women who have PCOS will be happy to learn about ConceiveEasy.

Elizabeth ♥ Ponderings from the Inglenook said...

Dear Stephanie,

I am only just now reading this post because my family and I just returned from a little autumn getaway to Chicago. But, I have to tell you that this post was so beautifully written. I remember several years ago, you shared a bit of this with me, and it touched me then just as it does now. You, my sweet friend, are a loving, gracious, godly example. Your little boy is immensely blessed to have you as his mother...I'm sure he knows that even at his young age. I know you must struggle at times, especially with the comments of others. While I haven't obviously received intrusive comments about this particular topic, I do know what it is like to be at the receiving end of oftentimes rude, hurtful jabs that come from others. It is not easy, but if you know in your heart that you're doing what God wants then that's all that matters. And dear Stephanie, you are a wonderful example of that! I admire you greatly for sharing your story, but even more for being that godly "older sister", if you will. I'm thankful to know you through the blogging world!

Sending much love and many hugs to you!

P.S.- Your family of three is a beautiful one!

Lowcarb team member said...

Thank you dear Stephanie for sharing your story with us.
I feel sure that many of us have either experienced this or know of someone who has. I know that your story will help and encourage others.

God bless you, and your lovely family of three.

All the best Jan

Morgan said...

I ordered the kit as well, over a 4 month period, I have taken 20, yes 20!!!! Pregnancy tests from this kit. All negative. Today I found out I am 3 months pregnant and that the tests were ALL invalid. Don't try it!!!!!

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