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Nov 08

It always feels like you are the only couple on earth suffering from infertility. You hear and read that millions of people are going through infertility treatments but yet where are they? Your cousin Martha got pregnant after (oops!) drinking too much one night; your co-worker Belinda tried for an agonizing three months before it finally happened to her; and all your friends are either pregnant or having baby number two. If there are millions and millions who suffer from infertility, it certainly feels like they are living somewhere else.

You might feel like a  jealous infertile.

You might feel bitter and envious.

You might feel like everyone is pregnant but you (including your dog).

You might feel angry, disappointed and frustrated.

You might feel hopeless, then hopeful, then hopeless again.

You might feel heartbroken, emotionally-drained and desperate.

You might feel encouraged, excited and exhausted.

You might feel like you can’t look at that toilet paper even one more time.

You might feel like you’re getting high on Folic Acid.

You might feel like you see that Transvaginal Wand more than your husband.

You might feel like you will go crazy if your fertility clinic doesn’t call you back by 3pm.

You might feel like you know more about cervical mucus than a fertility specialist.

You might feel like you’ve had more unprotected sex than an immature teenager.

But you might feel calm and strong and determined.

And although you might feel lonely when experiencing infertility, you are definitely not alone.

17 Responses to “#703 You are not Alone in Infertility”

  1. says:

    My dog… Times TWO! I told my husband he needed to get our roaming-free-outside female dogs fixed before it was too late, but what do *I* know about getting knocked up that quickly? We’ve been told we could have as many as 22. Puppy for Christmas, anyone? Or maybe we should be going for a puppy-for-baby swap? lol

  2. Rachel says:

    Well said!

  3. Great information. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  4. r we there yet? says:

    No matter how many times I hear your not alone I still feel lonelier than ever in my life. It seems like there is pregnant women or babies everywhere or someone asking when is it your turn. I got so upset the other day when an acquaintance said she got pregnant from one night of drunk sex with her husband and now she had to rush and get the morning after pill….Are you F!$K*&G kidding me!!! sorry had to let that out and she is semi aware of my infertility! WHY ME!!!!! ovulation kits, fertility drugs and nothing to show for it except BFN! and these people have sex once a month and there pregnant with a kid they don’t want. WOW i’m angry! LOL

  5. Emily says:

    I was so jealous of my pregnant dog. I could feel (and see) her little babies move around inside her tummy and all I could think was ‘When will this be me’. :(IVF better work the first dang time or I’ll go insane. More insane at least.

  6. Emily says:

    Also 3 friends had babies the same day last week, and two more announced their pregnancy. I think it’s getting rubbed in my face.

  7. Nancypants says:

    I had my gorgeous golden retriever spayed for 3 reasons:

    1. trying to be a responsible pet owner

    2. naming her prospective puppies after condiments because her Japanese Certified Pedigree name is Ketchup of Shinmarusow FCI really wasn’t a justifiable reason for breeding

    3. even though she’d have super cute puppies, they might be as crazy as her so really no need to pass on that bit of DNA

    and most importantly (and sadly)…

    3. she was such a horny little bitch that I was insanely jealous of the fact she was more likely to get pregnant before me!

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  9. Schmalzy says:

    I feel like all of these…..two years later, six rounds of clomid and now on to IUI. I just want this crazy train to stop. Is it bad of me that I just want to skip everything and go to IVF?!??!?

    Oh and the holidays are upon us….GREAT! I get to spend time with all of the fertile people in the world, giving me advise that SUCKS…if another person tell me to relax, my head is going to spin and green vomit will come out!

  10. Marcia says:

    This is so true. The worst for me, is that I have friends who are infertile too. But everyone around me who has struggled to get pregnant has gone through the treatments and gotten pregnant. Meanwhile, I’ve been through 2 full rounds of IVF and … nothing. It really feels like everyone in the world can get pregnant, even the infertile ones. Just not me.

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  12. says:

    I definitely had to lol.. my puppy went through her first heat a few months ago. My unfixed male dog got to her for all of 1 minute while we weren’t watching and I though CRAP! She’s for sure gonna get knocked up. And before ME! I couldn’t stand the thought.

    But alas, she did not. And now we joke that NO ONE in our house can get pregnant :(It’s a good thing we’re moving.

  13. AlwaysAnAuntie says:

    Thank you for just letting me know that I am not alone in this. And thank you for saying things out load that I say in my head because I do not want people to think I am crazy and that is why I am not able to have a baby.

  14. Brownie Choc says:

    “You might feel like you’ve had more unprotected sex than an immature teenager.”

    How true it is!

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  16. says:

    Funny and reassuring!! I can’t count how many times I’ve felt like I’m the only infertile 25-year-old in the world!! I always thought it was a problem women had ttc later in life, and I felt like I was all alone and being tormented! I can’t tell you the number of people who have said to me, “You’re still young! You have tons of time to have a baby!” Guess what, I’m not going to suddenly be any more fertile in my 30’s!! Now I know that infertility affects all different ages and maybe most women don’t realize that they’re infertile until later because they weren’t lucky enough to find their mate as young as I did or they simply chose to wait for a multitude of reasons. At any rate, hearing that other women are going through the same trials that I have been for the past two years and being able to laugh together gives me great comfort!!!!

  17. AmazonQueen says:

    This is the best blog I have ever come across. This site is all truth and makes me laugh. We are some amazing ladies to endure all of these emotions and still function enough to put on our clothes most days. I am surrounded by a wonderful supportive husband who believes that we will one day be pregnant. I am also surrounded by pregnant teens, pregnant coworker on her second child, a boss who shows everyone daily photo updates of her new granddaughter without provocation and an entire school staff of parents. Myself and a male coworker are the only non parents on the entire floor. Oh, did I mention my younger brother’s girlfriend is expecting our family’s first grandchild even though I am the eldest. I don’t eat meat, don’t drink and stay in the gym 5 days a week. Hopeless, Frustrated and have traded the doctors office visits for the nail salon appointments. I don’t expect anything after 9years of trying. The only assurance I have is that I will forever be the fashionable rich auntie/godmother. ;)