I had a formula in my head that if I put in the work, I would get results. Sometimes it would take extra effort, but it always paid off in the end. This was until, after several years of marriage, we still couldn't conceive.
Growing up I always imagined myself with 5 or 6 kids. After we got married I slowly realized it wasn’t going to happen; I had to accept my new reality.
Infertility does not define you. It does not have anything to do with who you are as a person or who you aspire to be. I am speaking from experience here. I completely understand what you are going through and how you feel. It feels gut-wrenching, and it is heartbreaking. You have probably gone through many sleepless nights and shed …
When I was 17 years old, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (POS). It didn’t take long before we also discovered that I also had a septated uterus, meaning that I have a piece of tissue separating my uterus into two pieces, like a door separating two rooms. My doctor told me I would probably never have biological children …
Our struggle with infertility consisted of medical conditions and miracles — doctor after doctor — they were never able to pinpoint the exact reason for our struggles.
Our family's story of infertility has taught us to be grateful even when life is overwhelming and discouraging. As we raise our voice and share our experiences, we can help each other learn and grow from the pain and find the strength to keep putting one foot in front of the other.
Having never known this kind of loss before, I had no idea how intense the feelings could be, or how much my heart could hurt.
Infertility has been an experience that has unfolded not only the tragedies but also the miracles that happen in life.