Infertility Story

The Decision to Mother

I’ve decided to share my story because infertility and miscarriage, even in the 21st century, are topics hidden away all too often.  It seems I only ever heard of similar struggles  after the infertility was ‘solved’ and at the onset of my first miscarriage.  Why did I not have someone to show me the way through this painful road?  Why were there no women around me who shared my burden?  There were and there are women (and couples) out there who are equipped to walk alongside of you in your struggle.  If I can be of any help to you during your time of TTC, infertility, or miscarriage please leave a comment below.

When we first started trying to conceive more than a decade ago, I had no idea if my arms would ever hold a baby of my own.  Infertility, surgery, miscarriages and pregnancy followed over the course of many years and resulted in 4 beautiful children.  Here’s my story.

  1. The Decision to Mother. My Journey with Infertility, Miscarriage, and Motherhood.(the beginning)
  2. {going to a specialist}  What’s Wrong & the Plan According to Them
  3. {baby bumps and baby showers at every turn} Anger and Control Issues. & the treatment we chose
  4. A brief description of the process/protocol for taking Clomid & Ovidrel with ovulation monitoring via ultrasound. click  here.
  5. {clomid, round 1} pregnancy and loss
  6. Recovering from Loss, Clomid Round 2
  7. {all things can be used for good} pain brings empathy and compassion

How to Care for A Waiting Friend. An Infertility Etiquette Series:

  1. {When You’re Fertile Myrtle and Your friend is Waiting Wendy} How to Care for Your Friend Who is Walking the Road of Infertility, Miscarriage, or Adoption. National Infertility Awareness Week part 1
  2. Part Two- How to Care for Your Waiting Friend. Miscarriage & Adoption
  3. Fielding the Dreaded Question….When Are You Having Kids?
  4. {Infertility and Adoption Etiquette}. What TO SAY and DO.  This is the final post in the series of how to care for your waiting friend
 
 

This is a [new] series of postings.  Please return Monday or Tuesday of each week for the next installment in the series.

 
 
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10 thoughts on “Infertility Story

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  4. Lori – your story has become the beginning of my story too. If I hadn’t sat down with you all those months ago, I don’t even want to imagine what kind of wreck I would be now. You truly have a heart and a gift for reaching out and I am so thankful for that! Maybe one day, I’ll have a happy ending and a house bursting with children too! 😉

  5. Pingback: Join the Movement. National Infertility Awareness Week. {The Dreaded Question…When Are You Having Kids? And How Do You Respond If You’re the One Who Is on the Receiving End?} | Living Out Loud

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