It seemed like everyone around us was becoming pregnant while we struggled. Every week I would see a new announcement on Facebook of someone else who was pregnant. While I was happy for those couples (even though I may have rolled my eyes a few times), I was also sad because it wasn’t happening for Buddy and me. It truly is a struggle like no other and I know it’s one that many have faced a lot longer than Buddy and I did.
- “Just be patient, it will happen in God’s timing”
- “God has a plan”
- “It will happen when it’s supposed to”
- “You’re trying too hard, just relax”
- “Have fun, take a break and it will happen when you’re not trying”
- “You’re still young, you have plenty of time”
- “Why don’t you adopt”
- “Maybe it’s just not meant to be”
Infertility is real, it’s heartbreaking, it’s exhausting and it’s isolating. If you know someone struggling with infertility, pray for them. If you are personally struggling with infertility, please know I am praying for you and if there’s anything I can do to help you or if you just need to talk, I am here for you. You’re not alone. There are many others facing the same battle you are. It’s ok to seek help. I understand that next steps might be scary and uncertain and it may be steps you don’t want to take. I didn’t want to admit that I needed to see a specialist, but I did and I couldn’t be more grateful. I can recommend a fertility specialist if you need one. The doctors and staff at Alabama Fertility Specialists are amazing and truly a godsend.
To read more about mine and Buddy’s battles to become pregnant and sustain a pregnancy, please click here.