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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Infertility Series

As I've had the privilege to read these stories related to infertility, I've felt humbled. In recent years I've become more aware of the affect infertility has on those close to me, and I hope that this series of posts has helped you understand it better.

Infertility is nothing to be ashamed of. It is beyond our control and it is something we don't realize touches so many people in our lives, in so many different ways. Maybe someone never has the opportunity to conceive a child; maybe someone never has the opportunity to conceive more than one child; maybe someone suffers miscarriages followed by successful pregnancies; maybe someone utilizes IUI or IVF (or other forms of assistance) to carry a child. It doesn't matter what the cause is. Infertility exists.

My gratitude goes to all those who contributed to this series, and to those who commented as well. I'm thankful so many were willing and able to share something so private and emotional and difficult. I know it isn't always easy to share things like this (I used to have a hard time talking about my postpartum depression), but I also know these stories made a difference. If just one person felt less alone thanks to an experience shared, then I did what I hoped.

If you have questions for anyone who contributed, please let me know. I'm more than happy to get people in touch with one another. Also, if you'd like to share your story (anonymously or not) please don't hesitate to email me (livytay[at]gmail[dot]com).

Again, thank you for sharing and thank you for reading.

2 comments:

  1. I also really enjoyed reading the infertility posts because it does make you humble & know how to better talk to someone whose experiencing it.

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  2. It's a nice reminder for how to approach a sensitive topic. And it was nice to just recognize that this is more common than most people realize.

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