I recently took photos of Kelsey Escoriaza (a YouTuber and Instagramer). I know Kelsey from my personal life but I follow her as well.
Kelsey is the first person in my life that has openly talked about infertility.
Before she started her YouTube channel, it seemed like the topic of infertility was more-so “hush-hush”. People suffered alone. But somewhere shortly after, maybe this was just in my life, but women started to share their stories of infertility or their struggles. Women I knew personally started to share that they too, suffered from miscarriages.
I truly think what Kelsey is doing is phenomenal. I remember watching her YouTube stories and seeing a positive pregnancy test and her getting so over-joyed. I would update my husband on all the new pregnancies from various people (that I would see on my Social Media). I remember telling him about Kelsey multiple times. But something tragic happened. Her next videos were the ones that were heartbreaking to watch. Her sharing the news that it was a false test or that her infertility treatments weren’t taking.
Kelsey suffered from endometriosis. Advanced fertility.com states:
Severe endometriosis causes pelvic scarring and distortion of pelvic anatomy. The tubes can become damaged or blocked and the ovaries often contain cysts of endometriosis (endometriomas) and may become adherent to the uterus, bowel or pelvic side wall. Any of these anatomic distortions can result in infertility.
She had laparoscopic surgeries to remove the endometriosis in 2013 and 2015. After her second surgery, she was put on Lupron shots. These shots put her in a state of “menopause” to keep the endometriosis from returning.
After being in months of menopause longer than expected, the estimated time was 6 months, Kelsey had to start progesterone treatments to be able to try to conceive.
This is when Kelsey started her YouTube journey.
Kelsey tried Clomid for 9 Months. A fertility enhancement drug.
In December and February she had an IUI (artificial insemination), both resulted in early miscarriages.
She kept sharing with her viewers the ups and downs of her life. Soon she looked into other options and stopped Clomid.
Amidst the time she was in between switching treatments – something amazing happened.
Kelsey is expecting her rainbow baby in May. A sweet baby boy sent from Heaven above.
Her story reminds me of Jesus.
His healing. His presence. His miracles.
Psalm 113:9: “He gives the childless woman a family, making her a happy mother. Praise the Lord!”
Congratulations Kelsey! 💙💙💙💙💙