When you want to get pregnant but can’t, one of the most difficult things to deal with can be the feeling of loneliness and the impression that you are the only one in the world going through this struggle.
This week I want to showcase some brave bloggers who have put their infertility and loss stories out there in order to inspire and comfort you. One has even started her own charity for helping women who have experienced a pregnancy loss. Details are at the bottom of the post.
Whether you are an IVF veteran or just starting out on the TTC journey, these stories are sure to resonate.
What Infertility means to me
5 bloggers bare their souls in these honest accounts of what happens when your family plans get derailed by infertility.
Bristy opens up about endometriosis and the financial strains of infertility on her family.
Yolanda shares her experience of being diagnosed with unexplained infertility and even shares some TTC jokes as proof that laughter is the best medicine.
Caroline’s post about what infertility is really hit home for me. Even everyday moments can feel tarnished when your life involves around TTC
Still in the midst of her infertility journey, I really appreciate Jessica’s openness about the emotional toll it has taken and also her list of well-intentioned remarks that can hurt.
Krystal’s path was long and painful but it does have a happy ending. Proof that the best things in life are worth the wait.
Despite a cancer diagnosis followed by a late term loss, Brittany and her husband found their happy ending. Click through for the emotional story.
Pregnancy Loss and Complications
Miscarriage is so common yet, we still don’t talk about it enough.
These bloggers share their stories of loss, hope and what they want you to know.
Extremely helpful advice for dealing with the minefield of social media in the wake of a pregnancy loss.
An honest account of what a late first-trimester loss feels like and how friends can help to ease the pain.
Audrey and her husband already had had two uneventful pregnancies when they were blindsided by a late 1st-trimester loss. Her post is a great example of grace and compassion in the face of the unexpected.
How a loss redefines how you view pregnancy is explored in this beautiful post by a rural living blogger, Strawbale Tales.
Lastly, I want to share a link to my friend Karen’s story on her charity website, Through the heart (TTH). Karen founded TTH after suffering her own second-trimester loss and realizing that the support for grieving mothers just doesn’t exist. To date, TTH has sent over 1000 comfort packages to women who are going through pregnancy loss.
The website offers a forum, stories and many educational features about pregnancy loss.
To learn more about the program or to help out, please visit Karen’s website – www.throughtheheart.org
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