When I started writing on Babble Pregnancy over a year ago, I was deep in baby fever mode and wanted to add to our family. I wrote a lot about getting my husband on board with another child, preparing to get pregnant, and everything in between.
Just over a year ago, we decided it was finally time for us to expand the family. We had all the personal before-we-get-pregnant-again check lists done and we were in a great space (in all areas) to add another human to our crazy mix.
It’s been a year since then and we’re now struggling with something new — infertility. I’ve had my fair share of difficult pregnancies and our own obstacles to get through, but this is a new one for us. I think we’re doing a great job at staying positive while still healthfully expressing any upset over the fact that this is harder than we had anticipated.
I’ve taken this conversation to real life and online, sharing my feelings, both good and bad, and discussing the whole gamut of what it’s like to battle infertility. I’ve gained so much incredible support from so many people. I’ve heard stories of success, obstacles, and triumphs from others that have brought me so much strength.
While talking about infertility has overall been a positive experience, there are a handful of comments I’ve heard from well-meaning people that I am SO over. Have a look at the 7 things I’m tired of hearing after a year of trying to conceive:
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