I have been doing a lot of thinking lately, more than usual. With everything that we have going on with our Pathway to Parenthood, I look around and see so many others fighting the same or a similar battle. It blows my mind just how many women I know that have opened up and shared their stories.
*Two friends of mine, around the same time frame had failed IUI’s and both were devastated and left questioning their faith.
*Another friend who faced unexplained infertility recently found out she actually has PCOS, and that was something she feels could have been addressed.
*I have a friend who went through IVF and is now facing a rare illness with her sweet baby.
*One friend who was diagnosed with PCOS and lost her first precious angel but now is healthy and pregnant!
*A friend who has gone through multiple rounds of the egg retrieval process and up until this last one, had 0 viable embryos. Now she’s waiting for implantation!
*A sweet friend who had one unsuccessful round of IUI and expected to start round two but found out that a cyst had ruptured and it is delaying it. Waiting is the hardest part of the journey!!
The moral of the story here is that there are SO many women struggling around me. My heart aches for each of them! There are no words that can fix the hurt that they are all facing or have faced, but I hope that they feel that they are never alone. Infertility can make you feel alone and helpless, even when surrounded by tons of people. Many do not understand the physical, mental and emotional battles that are faced on the journey to Parenthood, but for those who do… Please reach out, hug and help a fellow parent-to-be and make this world a better place! 💗
We will all have our own unique journey but the one thing that we have in common is that no matter what the pathway may be, we will be Mothers someday!! ❤️ 💗💙🌈