For a (fertile) woman, she gets pregnant, joins the expectant mothers club, then the baby club.
So what club do you fit into?
You want to join the expectant mommies club but do you really fit in there? These are the glowing mothers who go to prenatal yoga and put pictures of their growing bellies on Facebook. Then baby arrives and they are off to baby fitness and mothers coffee outings. Your pregnancy will be a bit different. When you get pregnant, you might not want to brag about your pregnancies to others in fear that they are infertile. You are more sensitive and feel more protective about your pregnancy.
You belong to “The infertiles mothers club,” and it feels awesome!
Infertile mothers all wear t-shirts that say “Proud IVF Mother” and use words like “IUI, follicles and test tubes.” You attend IUI yoga and Clomid aqua aerobics. Your only Facebook pictures are that of test tubes and your husband’s first semen analysis. When baby arrives, you talk freely about ovulation instead of breast feeding in your social groups and sign up for the baby and mommy “It took me 65 months to conceive you” classes.
You do fit in and it’s a wonderful, special group filled with other amazing infertile mommies.