- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
I know not all of you know and understand the struggles of infertility. It is my hope that you never will.
A little background:
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term after 12 months of trying to conceive. If you are over the age of 35, the time of trying to conceive is reduced to 6 months.
Infertility affects 1 in 6 couples – that’s right, ONE IN SIX! Those numbers are scary! Okay, this post is NOT to scare you, sorry if I just did. But let’s face it, those numbers are reality.
Before TTC, I NEVER thought about infertility. I never knew anyone struggling with infertility. Or did I?? Infertility is not something we speak of in front of our family and our friends. It wasn’t until I hit the 6th month mark of actively TTC that I wondered, “could something be wrong.” It was then that I turned to these TTC boards and met some truly amazing women on the 6+ boards who I found were struggling to conceive just like I was.
As mother’s day approaches, my heart is sinking. Just another mother’s day to be reminded that I’m not yet a mother. And it plain.out.hurts! I’ve decided I will no longer hide behind infertility; it’s a part of who I am. It’s time to spread awareness for infertility. So, I’ve decided to form a team for RESOLVE’s Walk for HOPE. Please if you can, check out the team page, donate if you can, or if your local, PLEASE join my side at the walk in DC – the team was created for all of us strong “mothers in waiting” who are struggling with TTC, for those who know someone who is struggling, and those who are now mother’s who have struggled with infertility.
Link to team Hope for Bee.F.P’s:
BIG shout out and THANKS to @MrsPuddingface: for helping me express my feelings in the opening paragraphs. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! Much love to you! XOX If anyone knows what I’m going through the most, it’s you. Thank you for being able to put those feelings into words for me.