It's a Mom Thing Reviews & More!: You are Not Alone

5/1/15

You are Not Alone




Although a majority of our posts are about parenting I wanted to take some time to cover a topic incredibly important to me. As many of our readers know, I suffer from infertility. Without going into it too much, earlier this week I learned that conceiving will be more difficult and a bit more risky for me than originally expected. After talking to my doctor, my husband, a few family members, and a few friends I still felt completely alone. My emotions got me thinking about other women facing infertility and how many may also feel alone.

You are not alone.

Although no battle with infertility is the same I understand what you are going through. I understand the anxiety, the sadness, the anger, the pain, and the frustration. I understand how badly you wish you could fix everything, how you feel like something is wrong with you, and how you feel like less of a woman. I understand the excitement of a missed period and the heartbreak of every negative pregnancy test. I understand the tears, all of them, over things that may not make sense to anyone else but that make sense to you. I understand how much every pregnancy and birth announcement hurts, how painful it is talking to a pregnant friend or family member, and how even though you want to feel fully happy for everyone experiencing pregnancy it is difficult. I understand that sometimes it just gets to be too much to handle alone, but that you don't want to put the burden of your emotions on to someone else so don't talk about it. 

I understand and there are others that understand too. 

Sometimes it is difficult to talk to family and friends but talking to others on the same journey can be incredibly helpful. Below are some ways to find people who understand.
  • Support Groups - Whether you find a group led by professionals or peers a support group can help you feel less alone and give you the opportunity to share your feelings with other people in the same situation. You can find groups near you formed by RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, HERE.
  • Social Media - If you search on social media (especially Facebook) you can find groups and pages for women, men, or couples suffering infertility. Many of them share information, stories, and offer support to help those going through their battle with infertility.



  • Blogs - There are many blogs devoted to infertility with amazing and thoughtful stories of hope and loss. If you search for infertility blogs online you can find wonderful blogs and stories to help you to feel less alone. 

  • While a majority of my blogging is not infertility related (and I am not a professional) I am always here to talk to others looking for support regarding their journey with infertility, You can find info to reach out to me through our contact page. 






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