4/22/2015

You Are Not Alone: 10 Things I've Learned From Infertility

A Des Moines couple has had quite the journey with infertility.

Trying to conceive for 2.5 years, they've survived one miscarriage, five rounds of IUI, more than seven medications, 20 acupuncture appointments and countless doctors' visits, blood draws and ultrasounds.

To say they're in the trenches is likely an understatement.

Prayer warriors, let's pray for this couple as they navigate this hard road.

In the meantime, here's a guest post from our sister in infertility on what she's learned on the roller coaster:
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Ten Things I've Learned From Infertility

10. Infertility has taught me who my biggest cheerleaders really are.

9. Infertility has taught me that trying to make a baby is not fun at all and is actually really, really
hard.

8. Infertility has taught me how strong my relationship with my husband truly is. All though I hate
this journey, I wouldn’t want to go through it with anyone else.

7. Infertility has taught me that 28 days is a very long time. And the “two week wait” is even
longer.

6. Infertility has taught me to share my story. You never know when you will be that person that
someone else needs to lean on.

5. Infertility has taught me that experiences shape you.

4. Infertility has taught my very Type A (and goal oriented!) personality that some dreams might
actually be out of reach.

3. Infertility has taught me that insurance companies do not view an infertility diagnosis the
same way they do diabetes, allergies, or any other diagnosis needing medication and treatment.

2. Infertility has taught me how strong I really am.

1. Infertility has taught me that I am not alone.
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National Infertility Awareness Week is April 19-25. This post was submitted as part NIAW's theme: "You Are Not Alone." If you are an infertility warrior and willing to keep this conversation going, please contact me.

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