Our Fertility Journey: Episode 1

Our Fertility Journey: Episode 1

Our first addition to a new series. We have been filming this journey for such a long time, and it feels good to finally release the first episode. This journey is dedicated to everyone going through the hardships of fertility. You’re not alone in this. We’re here for you.

—The Perkins
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27 Responses

  1. Christina Leask says:

    My brother n sis in law tried for 10years, in the end they went ivf but it turns out she had an auto immune that was undiagnosed that essentially prevented her from getting pregnant, the ivf worked after the autoimmune was corrected and theyve since had a natural conception
    Desi and Steven, you WILL have your baby, that bundle of joy is waiting for the perfect time to come into your lives
    Thank you for sharing your journey, I know it’s incredibly personal and you’re both so brave for exposing this raw and heartbreaking time of your parenting journey

    • NLo says:

      Christina Leask do you mean after the autoimmune disease was treated? Sorry don’t mean to be a Karen, I have an autoimmune disease and they are permanent but can be treated. Don’t want people to think it can be corrected as most as very serious and painful like mine.

    • Hayley Joe says:

      NLo i think she meant starting a treatment and goind under remission. Also there is a disease called antiphospholipidic syndrome that causes blood clotting and spontanous abortion and has got treatment

    • NLo says:

      Hayley Joe yeah they all have some type of treatment. Doesn’t work a lot of the times but there are options. I knew what she meant. Just had to correct her wording so she’ll know along with others. There is no correcting an autoimmune disease, but they can be treated. No biggie, constructive criticism.

  2. Tracey McNally says:

    I personally have never been through anything like this so I won’t even try to comment on it but I just want to send my love to both of you ❤️❤️

  3. Ena Fowler says:

    You can’t feel like a turkey cause you’re a CHICKEN ♥️

  4. Jessica Lynne says:

    I have not stopped crying since I watched this at 6am this morning… Desi I love you sooooooo so much. My heart is so heavy today and I truly feel that if I could have anything right now it would be to make this happen for you, but I know in my heart that it will 💘 I don’t want to offend you in any way but I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and your career has BOOMED and you have grown sooooo much from when you first started and maybe it hasn’t happened yet because you had so much todo in your career and your house!!!!! Sending you the biggest cwtch from South Wales! You and Steven are everything I aspire for in life and in relationships. This video is honestly like a film and so beautiful edited 🤍 It WILL happen it WILL!!!!!!!!! You and Steven will make undoubtedly the most incredible parents and you deserve every single ounce of happiness coming your way!!!

  5. Ms. Alfaro says:

    I want Desi and Steven to have a baby more than I want myseld to find someone and have a family 😩

  6. Sandy S says:

    My Dr. told me I would never be able to have kids and I kept trying, after 4 years I finally got pregnant and then 4 years after that I had one more and now I’m a mother to 2 beautiful boys ages 15 and a 10 year old! God is good god is great ❤️ don’t worry what is meant to be will be

  7. Helen . Millisette says:

    Just hearing how much he loves you and how he expresses that is so beautiful made me tear up because this is the type of love you want your daughter to experience.. we thank you for always sharing with us. It means the world that you allow us into your life and we feel like we are part of this journey as well. 😘

  8. Jacky B says:

    I started tearing up as soon as Steven started talking 🥺 I think most of us empathize with the woman but it’s really inspiring hearing Steven point of view and how men deal with issues like this, it’s just as important as us women since they are in fact going thru the same problem. I’m soo happy for this series because I can feel there’s a baby at the end of the series and I’m praying for it. Since you Desi opened up about it in your main channel I always pray for you, I know you’re going to be amazing parents, God is good! 🙏🏻👶🏻💖

  9. Amanda Cheatham says:

    i am undone. you are so strong. even in your weakest moments you’ve recorded i still see so much strength. i cover you and steven in a blanket of prayer and comfort. we have had difficulty as well not even on the trying side, but with our odds of being able to become pregnant. my husband had testicular cancer and had to go through 4 rounds of chemo which is said to greatly lessen our chance. your story encourages me so much and i’m praying and believing for a miracle alongside your amazing doctor’s work. love you, desi. also – i got to meet you and steven back during the squad tour when you came to dallas – i’ll never forget that day and how for only literally 60 seconds of meeting you, you felt like a long lost friend 💗 so much love for you.

  10. Francesca Antignani says:

    Desi,
    Thats a beautiful way of looking at life… looking at what you CAN control when there are things happening to and around you that are out of your control. I feel for you so much and cried watching you. Im praying for you and Steven however the turn out is. And however the turn out is, your life will be so beautiful and meaningful and filled with love and joy regardless. You are so beautiful inside and out… watching you for YEARS now. Keep positive keep trying… there’s always that one time after so many tries that can be IT. Sending Love always.

  11. Eman S says:

    This broke my heart. I’ve been trying to get pregnant for 4 years. Multiple miscarriages and failed IUI cycles later and here I am watching this video and thinking “Omg I know what that’s like and it hurts”. I’m praying for you Desi and for all my sisters in the world trying to conceive. You’re all queens and don’t let anyone make you feel less than for anything. Sending out all the love! 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍

  12. Amanda Bastos says:

    We’re all routing for you guys and keeping you in my prayers. Stay patient and hopeful. You’ll be great parents someday

  13. Nestydel Villanueva says:

    I can’t stop crying 😢. I had a miscarriage on my first pregnancy. It was too depressing. I feel you when you said you told people you’re trying but you’re not trying, if it happens it happens but really deep down inside you were trying.

    1 1/2 years later, here we are and we’re pregnant! For us, it’s a blessing. But you know everyday I’m still scared for the baby. So I keep on praying and hoping that everything will be alright.

    Thank you for sharing this to us Desi. You are such a strong woman! Your husband is so patient, supportive and loving. Consider yourselves lucky to have each other. We are really hoping for the best for you two. Lots of love.

  14. Tsaiyana Smith says:

    Even during you guys were still silly. “I dont want to introduce my vagina to a new person today”. i started laughing

  15. Al Sag says:

    This is so sad I feel you so bad.😔😔 I’m in the same position. I had two miscariages after trying for years. And now I just can’t get pregnant whatever I try. I’m here watching you sobbing😭 Feeling exactly what you feel… God bless you I wish you all the best Desi. Please stay strong

  16. Van M says:

    I’m praying that you have the opportunity to become a mother. I tried for 10 years. I went to four different doctors, did multiple fertility treatments, cried a lot, took a million pregnancy tests, had every kind of emotion. Nothing worked. We couldn’t afford IVF so we had to stop. It never happened for me. I never got pregnant. I hope you find something that works for you and that you find peace and happiness.

  17. H A says:

    I’ve been struggling with my fertility due to endometriosis and seeing people talk about their journey is always heart warming to see. I do feel people need to talk more about their journey because we really are not alone. Alot of us struggle. Alot of us feel like we are not fulfilling our roles as women if we can’t concieve and it shouldn’t be like that. Just looking through the comments alone has made me realise how real that struggle is. When I got diagnosed, I had never even heard of what Endometriosis was. We need more education on it and PCO which women also suffer from. Thank you for breaking down the barriers and speaking about a topic so sensitive. I do believe everything happens in its own timing and I hold onto that everyday. Don’t lose hope. I wish you the best for your journey.

  18. Cindy Wu says:

    Desi and Steven,

    I’m not crying you’re crying, I want to let you know that there will be a rainbow at the end of the light. Don’t give up. I know this because ive been in your shoes multiple times and there is light. I became pregnant via ivf on my second round with my first daughter. I’m now pregnant via ivf again and it took 4 ivf cycles to get pregnant with this pregnancy. Please keep the faith and things will happen. You are both so brave to even talk about it. I wish you nothing but the best and Godspeed. I can’t wait for you to show us your positive pregnancy test one day soon!!!

    Xoxo,
    Cindy

  19. Inasse Almechatt says:

    i hope at the end of this series she announces
    its finally happening i have never wanted something so bad for someone else

  20. Barbara Paz says:

    I’ve been a subscriber for so many years and I know all your struggles with conceiving. I personally never wanted kids but I always felt sad watching your videos about it. Last year I got pregnant because JUST ONCE I didn’t use protection. I was shocked!!! I was 39 and have been on a pill my entire life. 3 of my friends (my age) had to go through the procedure to get kids so I was sure I can’t even have them…but God had a different plan.
    It happened with a guy I was just seeing casually. We didn’t know what to do and I kept thinking about my fiend who has been trying for 3 year, been through so many procedures, I was thinking about you Desi, and your story and also Tati (another YouTuber)…all these women who had tried so hard so many times and who would give everything to be in my situation…and me not wanting to be in this situation…I would lie if I didn’t say all of your stores definitely had an influence on my decision…

    long story short we decided to keep it 😊
    My beautiful angel girl was born I October 🥰
    Our relationship story is not that great. We are trying to make it work. I often think about your and Steven’s relationship and how for years I’ve wanted something like that for myself. Even when you had said in that one video that like everyone you guys are not perfect…but still…you guys are relationship goals for so many of us…and though I don’t have that I have my daughter

    Anyhow, just wanted to tell you that I never regretted my decision and that you were one of the people that had an influence on it without even knowing it. Thank you Desi!!!
    I hope you do get to have your baby in the end. Whether it’s adopted or you give birth to it. If not, just know that then that is also part of God’s plan. Just like with me…sometimes we don’t get what we wanted and we end up getting something we didn’t want…but that can also be the biggest blessing of all.

    Sending you lots of love and support 🤞🏻🙌🏻🙏🏻❤️

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