Many of us feel alone as we struggle to get pregnant, decide which treatments to pursue, and cope with the frustration and pain of not being able to conceive. Below, women share their own stories of infertility and pregnancy loss.
- “For several years now we have been trying to conceive, and every month, as the end of my cycle approaches, I wait with great anticipation, and then deep sadness, as my period comes…” (read read)
- “I thought of all the things that I thought I had done wrong and asked Ajay, ‘Did I do this? Is this my fault? Did my flu kill him? Did the medicine kill him? How is this happening?’…” (read read)
- “I am one of those women who delayed motherhood until the age of 40. I was fit and healthy, ate well and practiced yoga. I had no idea that trying to become pregnant would be so difficult…” (read read)
- “We received the diagnosis of male factor infertility when I was about 35 years old. We had been trying for a year and half and were told our only option was in-vitro fertilization with intracytoplasmic sperm injection…” (read read)
- “I could never imagine myself not being a mother. I always wanted a large family like my own. I’m one of five children, my mother is one of nine, and her mother was one of twelve. I figured the hard part would be not getting pregnant…” (read read)