Surviving Infertility

Our Story

We’ve been struggling with infertility since 2015. In this time I’ve learned both how hard it is, and also how many people either are struggling with it, or have struggled with it. But it’s still not often talked about. Sure we hear about the miracle baby after years of trying, or the decision to adopt, but very few people speak about it while it’s happening.

And I get that. It’s personal. Very personal! It’s hard. We’ve been hurt by insensitive comments in the past and we don’t want to open ourselves up to more. We don’t want to break down and cry in public. We’ve been conditioned to say “I’m fine” when asked how we are, so that is what we say.

I’m lucky as most of my friends are older and already have kids, so I haven’t been invited to many baby showers. My family and friends know that we are trying and are incredibly supportive and sensitive to this. I’m not ashamed of our infertility or embarrassed by it – yes, I will speak openly about the fact that my period has just started!

My Journey

I invite you to come on a journey with me – and I hope this is helpful, both if you are struggling yourself or want to support people who are. Because believe me, you will know someone who is struggling and they need you!

My Posts

Trust In God
Can I Still Trust God?
Have you ever felt betrayed by God? Let down by him? Felt like he has forgotten you or is ignoring you? I've been there. Can we trust God? Is God…
Given Up Hope
When We’ve Given Up Hope
I had all but given up hope for my squash seedlings, so imagine my surprise when they kept sprouting everywhere! I was left with more than my garden could contain.…
Fruit of Spirit
Fruit? Yes? No? Maybe?
When I started this journey, I actually started with a focus on fruit. Fruit for me represented many things, but especially my desire to see fruit of my womb. Now…
Buried Dreams
Burying My Dreams
A faithful friend said to me that she felt God was asking me to bury my desire for children. Did burying my dreams mean planting them, nurturing them and seeing…
Hope Deferred
Hope Deferred
Proverbs 13:12 says that hope deferred makes the heart sick. So should we stop hoping? How should we react when our hopes are deferred, or when we face disappointment time…
My Mouth Will Speak In Praise
I was searching for a completely different passage entirely, but when I read this psalm I knew this what was I needed to hear. Sometimes God works like that. Here…
Survive or Thrive through Infertility
Sometimes I feel like I am just surviving this journey of infertility, whereas other days I feel like I am thriving despite it. That pendulum swing probably won’t change soon…
Trust & Hope
Why do I believe I’ll be a Mum? Faith is a strange thing. It’s not rational. You can strongly believe and doubt at the same time. Or at least I…
Waiting Well(3)
Waiting Well
How do you wait well for something, especially if you are as impatient as I am? I spent a day praying and reflecting on precisely this topic. It’s hard to…
What We Want To Hear
In response to my post last month, I was encouraged to write some ideas as to what would be helpful to say to us childless couples. It has also encouraged…
IVF – A Beginners Guide
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