What No One Tells You About Infertility


Just got your period? Prepare to see plenty of these on Facebook from friends. Credit: abbybatchelder

4 Things No One Tells You About Infertility

3. Period day is a magically fertile day—for everyone else. There is a magical thing that happens when you are trying desperately to get pregnant. You somehow spread fertility mojo to everyone else in the world. EVERYONE. And because of this magic, every time you get your period, confirming that you are still, indeed, not pregnant, you get a phone call from at least one close friend telling you she is pregnant. That is followed by a text from another more casual friend announcing her pregnancy. This is followed by a phone call from your mother that some kid you grew up with is pregnant.

And then you get on Facebook and at least three friends have just changed their profile pics to ultrasound pics to announce their pregnancies. Even though, in reality, you love all these people, for the moment, you hate them.

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  1. Jen says:

    Thank you Sara! I’m a great fan of Fit Healthy Moms, your workouts and your no-nonsense advice. I really can relate. Yes, period days maybe disappointing. But on my journey of infertility it were the long months without period, without any sign of ovulation, which were the most stressing to me. For me, having a period once in a while gave me the great feeling there might be even the slightest chance of having a kid sometime.

  2. Sara Dean says:

    Thank you for your kind words and for sharing Jen! I have a somewhat irregular cycle too (32-56 days!) Long cycles/missed cycles can make a lady crazy!! This journey makes you patient, if nothing else (and maybe a little insane, lol.) So much to learn about oneself when you feel you can control NOTHING. . . 🙂

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