Experiencing infertility was, without a doubt, the toughest ordeal I have ever faced. I was ashamed. I felt alone. There was guilt, grief, physical and mental pain and, at times, I couldn’t breathe with the weight of desperation suffocating me.
It’s known that infertility currently affects one in seven couples in the UK and there are, a staggering, eight million (and ever increasing) miracle beings, worldwide, born after successful IVF treatments. However, IVF isn’t a given, it doesn’t always work and often takes numerous attempts to conceive, and then carry a baby to term.
For those of you currently facing infertility, IVF and involuntary childlessness, I am sorry you’re having to go through this painful trial. I hope that here, you can find words which offer comfort and a shared experience, with no judgement. I try to write openly and honestly, but am acutely aware that everybody is different and each fertility journey is unique. I therefore apologise if I don’t always get it right for you. I wish you peace, acceptance and all the luck in the world.
“May God bless and keep you always. May your wishes all come true” – Bob Dylan
You might also want to have a look at my Infertility Resources page, where I’m, slowly but surely, trying to create a community of helpful, supportive and compassionate blogs and sites.