Advice on Your Infertility Journey

Today is the last day of National Infertility Awareness Week!

Today I wanted to share some advice that I wish someone would have told me about infertility through all stages.

IT DOES GET BETTER! If you are still waiting for your baby, weather that be through a natural pregnancy, treatments, adoption, or foster care, I am here to tell you it does get better! You learn to live with infertility in a way that is positive. It took me many years but in my own way and in my own time, I have found the positives of infertility! I have said many times that I am grateful for my infertility. I view it as a blessing in disguise because of all the things it made me!

YOU ARE WORTHY! If you just found out you were pregnant, you are worthy of this pregnancy. Your body has the power to carry this pregnancy to term and you can do this! Don’t let the fear of something bad happening outweigh the beauty that is growing inside you. You were chosen for this path and you have the power to continue to speak life into your body.

YOU CAN DO THIS! If you are a new parent still adjusting to your new reality, know that you are not alone. I can remember those first few postpartum weeks, feeling so overwhelmed and anxious as I worked to take care of these two new little, precious humans. The overwhelming feeling of being their lifeline and feeling like I was doing it all wrong was so daunting. I remember feeling like if I didn’t enjoy every minute of motherhood, that I was ungrateful for these two miracles, when in fact I was just adjusting so being a new mother of two.

YOU ARE BRAVE! To all women dealing with infertility, you are some of the bravest women I know! You have dealt with so many unknowns, countless unanswered questions, numerous doctors appointments, negative pregnancy tests, and so many other things that are too numerous to list. I am here to tell you that you are BRAVE. You may have felt a sense of loss, feeling stressed, and extremely overwhelmed, yet you are still fighting! You are choosing to face the battle everyday and focus on the good. It is okay to share your emotions with friends and family, journal your feelings, pray that God allows peace to flood your heart. Know that you are not alone, that you have a whole army by your side fighting the same battle as you. I have been there, I have experienced it and I believe that your miracle is coming! You are worthy, you are brave!

I will continue to #honormystory by walking along side you, praying for you and believing in your miracles. I will #honormystory by sharing these truths and proclaiming them to the world. How will you honor yours?

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