Infertility. Such an ugly word. And sadly, for my husband and me, it is something we are forced to deal with every single day. We struggle constantly with the fact that we have not yet been able to conceive. It’s discouraging, and honestly, quite exhausting. But, through our struggle, there is one major thing I have come to realize: we are not alone. As secluded as I have felt through this mysterious journey, I now know that there are so many couples going through the same thing.
One of the many emotions that I, along with numerous other women I have spoken to, have felt is shame. Shame that something that seems so easy could be so hard for us. Shame that we aren’t doing something right. Shame that it seems to only be happening to us. Shame because it feels like something is wrong with only us.
So, I have decided to blog about our struggle in mini entries. Because it isn’t only happening to us. And I hope my readers out there take some comfort in knowing that they aren’t alone in their struggle.
I also hope that those of you who are at the beginning stages of planning for a family are able to learn a few tips and tricks. And I REALLY REALLY hope that things just work for you and you are able to conceive right away.
My last hope for this miniseries is that people learn that saying things like “when are you going to pop out a kid?” or “I can’t believe you’re not pregnant yet!” etc. etc. can be the most devastating question for people undergoing such a private and constant battle.
So stay tuned. And, know that you are not alone.