After so many months of trying to conceive and having our hopes dashed cycle after cycle, there is a part of me that has entertained the idea of giving up.
I’m forty. Forty.
I cannot go on trying forever and I feel our window closing. This infertility journey is exhausting. Whether I take a month off or not, each failed cycle truly takes its toll on us.
This journey can be such a lonely one. It often feels so isolating and defining.
But, even though I would never wish this kind of heartache on another couple, hearing that others feel the same way helps immensely.
Bill and Giuliana Rancic have been incredibly open about their struggles with infertility. They have let television audiences into their lives and shared their experiences with this lonely battle.
I’ve written about the Rancics before and the work that Bill is doing to help infertile couples.
And now, they’re at the point where they have decided to take a break from trying for a baby.
They explained their thought process to USA Today, “You know what? Let’s get back to who we are and have a year of fun. Let’s do all of the things we couldn’t do if we had a baby. Traveling, drinking lots of wine.’ It’s always in the back of our mind, but we’re not actively trying.”
This video shows them talking about their struggles with infertility with such tremendous grace…
Thank you, Giuliana and Bill, for creating a dialogue and allowing us a window into your journey.
You can watch the Rancics as they enjoy this year of fun on their reality series, Giuliana & Bill, which airs on the Style Network.
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