When I got the news from my OBGYN that she was sending me to an RE (reproductive endocrinologist), I wasn’t surprised…really, I actually expected it.
You might think, gosh that sounds pessimistic for a “glass half full” type of girl, but I had several close friends that had to go through infertility treatment to get pregnant. So in my circle of friends, getting pregnant the old fashion way didn’t really happen! I had them as a support system, they understood what I was going through, and I was able to ask them questions as I went through my journey. I also had a very supportive husband and family.
I know that I was lucky to have such an amazing support system, I know that not all women face infertility with the same support. Some feel they need to keep it private and feel they can’t share their struggle with their family and friends because they think they may not understand or support them.
Know that going through infertility treatment can be one of the most stressful times of your life, and that support is important! It’s ok to ask for help, it’s ok to share your story, it’s ok to be open about your struggle. Realize that you are stronger than you thought you were, and that you will OVERCOME infertility and have the family you have dreamed about, it may not be the way you dreamed about when you were a little girl, but it WILL happen!