Without a doubt, embracing infertility has been one of the hardest crosses in our marriage. For anyone reading this with infertility struggles, past or present, I am sure you can relate.
It’s hard not to judge time in “years of infertility” or by the various medical tests and treatments we’ve exhausted…to choose hope and joy in the present moment. By God’s grace, a great doctor/nurses, and good family/friend support, we keep puttering on somehow. I don’t mean to sound all gloom and doom…that wouldn’t be an accurate depiction of our life since we really are blessed in many ways. But this cross, like none other I’ve faced, has a way of weaving itself into every single day at some point. There’s no escaping it, especially since every single day brings a unique regimen of medicine/tests.
Something that makes the journey easier are great Catholic blogs out there from women who have experienced(-ing) infertility first-hand. I find them honest, vulnerable, witty, relatable, and most of all – refreshing! So many fertility blogs/forums I found online were full of fuddy-duddy posts wishing others “baby dust” and bullying women who aren’t open to IUI or IVF. I don’t have time for that!
Without further ado, here are the blogs I enjoy most (AS OF FEBRUARY 2014 I EDITED THIS POST AND ADDED MORE):