“When I recorded these videos, I never knew if I’d be sharing them with you all,” the Bachelor Nation star captioned footage of the process. “Trying to conceive was hard for us and once our little frozen embryo implanted, things didn’t immediately get much easier. Along with the typical nausea, exhaustion and weird food aversions/cravings, I was on a strict protocol of injections, suppositories and drugs to keep baby Wendt growing in the best environment possible.”
Astrid explained that she decided to share her story so that others who may be experiencing similar fertility struggles will “feel less alone.”
She elaborated, “Since announcing our pregnancy, I’ve been flooded with messages from all of you sharing your own infertility ups and downs and it just didn’t feel right not to share more of our story. Our community is SO MUCH LARGER than I could have ever imagined.”
In one of the videos included in her post, Astrid detailed the medication she was prescribed following her transfer.
“I start my mornings off with prenatal,” the Toronto resident said. “These are, like, really strong prenatals that actually make me really, really nauseous. Baby aspirin once a day. Then I take estrogen pills… with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These are all of my oils. This is my bag with needles, alcohol wipes, different needles for injections, all of that fun stuff.”
Astrid went on to say that her “butt [was] just so sore” from injections throughout her journey, adding that the pain made it difficult at times to sleep through the night. She also shared a clip of her “good nurse” Kevin administering a shot.
Additionally, the future mom documented her final fertility clinic appointment and revealed that she received “graduation paperwork” after her last ultrasound there.
Astrid and Kevin — who met and fell in love on “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 5 in 2018 — got engaged in August 2019. The couple announced their pregnancy last month and have plans to tie the knot in the fall of 2022.
Check out Astrid’s entire post below.
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