Korto had her first child when she was only 19 years old. She was a young single mother who struggled adjusting to motherhood at such a tender young age. She felt as though her life had come to a halt and had to put aside her dreams of going to school and get a job to support herself and her child. That whole experience deterred her from ever wanting more children. Then she met her current husband, who she told that before they walked down the aisle that she did not want any more children. Although he didn't have children of his own, he agreed. After nearly three years of marriage, Korto has suddenly felt an overwhelming urge to have another child. She says she is desperate to have a baby with her husband.
Trying to conceive can be the most joyful and sometimes heartbreaking experience a woman will ever go through. When we were young, we thought it was easy: have sex ... get pregnant.
I feel as though my world is crashing in on me.... I had a miscarriage 9 weeks and 5 days along in my pregnancy.
Last week, I paid another visit to the ER. This time, I thought my world was coming to an end. I was cramping and spotting.
I spent seven hours in the emergency room, scared for my unborn child!
Thus far I've been very fortunate during this pregnancy. I'm five and a half weeks along and I have yet to experience morning sickness ... "knock on wood."
WOW -- I'm nearly five weeks pregnant and I'm already craving different things -- time for a trip to the local market!
Graduation day finally dawned upon me! Guess what was one of my presents ... a night in the emergency room.
I should be officially five weeks pregnant on Saturday, May 30th, based on the first day of my last menstrual cycle -- I'm so excited!
First Korto found out she was fertile, then she was ovulating -- could she possibly already be pregnant?
I'm six days post-ovulation and I'm already feeling pregnancy symptoms.
After testing nearly twelve days straight with no sign of ovulation, I finally got a positive result on the 11th.
According to my cycle, I should be ovulating between Wednesday May 6th and Monday May 11th ...
As Mother's Day approaches, I'm reminded of the precious gift I already possess: the gift of motherhood.
For the most part I've always been in control of my life; no matter the situation. I've always believed with hard work and dedication I can accomplish anything I set out to do.
The amazing women of Conception Diaries have started their journey ... but have no clue how to monitor their cycles or even test to see if they ARE pregnant. That's where First Response's Conception Council comes in.
On April 1, 2009, I was flown to Los Angeles by Telepictures. It was an experience that I won't forget.