Embarrassed. Ashamed. Frightened. Scared.
These are just a few of the emotions that women secretly feel while struggling with infertility. Your embarrassed when you sit at you family reunion and make an excuse for the 10th time as to why you don’t have children. Your ashamed that the day you give your spouse a child of their own might never come. You’re afraid you are going to live your whole life without someone screaming “Mom!” Your envious of the couples who are getting pregnant without “really trying”, or even on accident. Accident!
All while watching, and waiting, weeping and praying. Your sex life is based on your fertility app…of course this really sets the mood!
Doctors’ appointments, doctors’ appointments, over and over only to be told the same thing. Every. Single. Time.
You can’t turn on the tv without seeing what you feel is your constant reminder of the children you don’t have.
When an adult decides to begin the journey of having a child we assume it’s easy! Goodbye to contraceptive, hello baby! There won’t be a problem, there’s no concerns, we are sure that everything is going to be easy peasy! Why? Well, its easier that way. Besides, why would I, a healthy human fall into the small category of “undiagnosed infertility?”
When, it’s not that at all. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over 10 percent of women (6.1 million) have difficulty getting pregnant. More than 20 percent of reported pregnancies end in miscarriages. That is almost 1 in 4 pregnancies within America.
Infertility is scary. Infertility is painful and feels like a battle that will never be over.
Infertility is not something to be ashamed of, infertility is not what defies a person. There are options but most importantly, there are no wrong answers. Millions of people are/have been/ can be/ will be in your shoes. You are not alone. You are worth it. You are strong. You are loved!
I'm a New Jersey native whose found her permanent home in South Carolina! When I am not connected to the internet I am either chasing a dachshund, day dreaming about Disney World or binge watching something on Netflix!