For women who are dealing with not being able to conceive, infertility stories from others who have gone through the same and come out the other end can be a huge comfort and inspiration.
It’s easy to feel alone when you are struggling with infertility as many people don’t like to discuss their treatments or difficulties in getting pregnant. That’w why this week, I am pleased to showcase 10 different stories of infertility and pregnancy loss from bloggers from around the world.
All of the stories are different, with different outcomes and journeys. One of the authors even started her own charity to help provide pregnancy loss info to women going through a miscarriage or late term loss. (find all the details about this wonderful charity at the bottom of this post).
Whether you are an IVF veteran or just starting out on the TTC journey, these infertility stories are sure to resonate with you and hopefully give you some comfort and hope.
5 Infertility Stories
These 6 bloggers bare their souls in these honest accounts of dealing with not being able to conceive and how it can affect families.
Bristy from breakingbristy.com
Bristy opens up about endometriosis and the financial strains of infertility on her family.
Yolanda from Putthekettleon.ca
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 from in-due-time.com
Caroline’s post about infertility really hit home for me. Even every day moments can feel tarnished when your life involves around trying to get pregnant and she sums it up perfectly.
Jessica from Strengthened-by-the-word.blogspot.com
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 from raisinglittlelubs.com
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.
Brittany from amamatale.com
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 Stories
With 1 in 4 pregnancies ending in a miscarriage or loss, it is so much more common than we think but very often women don’t want to talk about it. The pregnancy loss stories below are a little insight into dealing with a difficult loss or complicated pregnancy.
Karin from Karinholmes.com
Karin gives some extremely helpful advice for dealing with the minefield of social media in the wake of a pregnancy loss.
Kristen from joyful-jane.com
Kristen’s pregnancy loss story is an honest account of what a late first-trimester loss feels like and how friends can help to ease the pain.
Audrey from Lifewiththelittlepeople.com
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.
Amanda from strawbaletales.com
How a loss redefines how you view pregnancy is explored in this beautiful post by a rural living blogger, Strawbale Tales.
Karen from throughtheheart.org
Lastly, I want to share a link to my friend Karen’s pregnancy loss story on her charity website, Through the heart (TTH).
Karen founded TTH after she went through her own second-trimester loss a few years ago. In coping with the loss, she realized that adequate support for grieving mothers just doesn’t exist.
Through The Heart sends comfort packages to women currently experiencing a pregnancy loss and offers support online view forums, stories and education.
To date, TTH has sent out over 1000 comfort packages.
To learn more about the program or to help out, please visit Karen’s website – www.throughtheheart.org
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