I want to preface this post by saying that I am not infertile. It took Ryan and I almost exactly a year to get pregnant, which in the medical world is considered very normal for the average couple. I feel very blessed that we did not struggle more and that our sweet little Parker is here with us!
But in that year that it took us to get pregnant, my eyes were opened to a different world and the situation that many couples face. By about month 3 of trying to get pregnant you are worried that something is wrong. You don't know whether it will ever happen, and for some couples it never does.
So I just wanted to bring a bit of awareness to infertility. Be cautious when talking about getting pregnant, how it happened first try for you and was so easy, because to somebody who can't get pregnant, that's a hard thing to hear. (I heard multiple times when we were trying that getting pregnant is easy and we should get on it, little did they know it wasn't so easy for us.) I try to never ask somebody when they are going to have babies anymore because you never know what they are going through. They may have recently miscarried or had another negative pregnancy test. There may not be an easy answer to that question because they might not know.
If anybody reading this is trying to get pregnant and having trouble, feel free to talk to me. Although we did eventually get pregnant I know how difficult that time can be and I went through a bunch of testing and know what the early stages of the infertility process is. So many women go through this alone and don't talk about the struggle, and it makes it so much more difficult.