After getting my first article published on PsychCentral "Infertility Sucks: 4 Ways to Accept Support from the People Who Love You," I was so excited to share more about the subject. It's not an easy topic to talk about, and when you're going through it you may find that you push others away. It's hard to be vulnerable. I'll explain some common reasons why it's so damn hard to accept help, and once you're ready, you can learn how to accept it.
If you were able to get pregnant with ease and you're having difficulty getting pregnant with your next child, you could be experiencing secondary infertility. Trying to conceive is a stressful process on it's own, let alone experiencing complication when trying to get pregnant. In this post I answer several questions you may have about why you're having difficulties, how to manage the process, how to be a parent to the child you already have, how to engage your support system, and what to do next.
Is the fear of failure of judgment holding you back from sharing your struggles with infertility? Do you find that you are isolating yourself and cutting off social relationships? It's National Face your Fears Day, and time to reach out for support in your infertility journey.
Have you ever heard the term "rainbow baby?" A rainbow baby is a baby that is born after a stormy period (infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, etc.). This baby, like a rainbow, is an example that a beautiful gift can come out of a dark time. Infertility is a devastating storm, with one of the most common reactions being isolation. Move through your journey with your partner by you side, each of you providing support for the other. Learn how to join forces with your partner to effectively weather the storm of infertility together.