Believe me when I say the irony is not lost on me that this week is National Infertility Awareness Week sponsored by the wonderful organization RESOLVE.
And while it is ironic that we hosted a “gender reveal party” on the first day of this awareness week, I think it is important for many to understand that having a baby (either by IVF, IUI, God’s Grace, etc.) does NOT remove a diagnosis of infertility. Yup, when you join the “infertility club” you get a free lifetime membership. UGH!
And while there are many ways to “resolve” this situation including medical technology (IVF/IUI/Injectables, etc.), surrogacy, adoption, and child-free living, in the end you still long for the one thing that you can not have: CHOICE. The choice to decide when and how many children you want to build your family.
Wishing all of you who are members of the same sisterhood as me, peace and/or a resolution to your struggles.