Friday, February 21, 2014

Show us Your life - Infertility

Ip I've shared a few times that we struggled for a few years to have Harper. It was a roller coaster of emotions, fertility drugs, tests, shots and procedures.  Every month of finding out we weren't pregnant again felt like a loss I had to mourn over and over. It was a very difficult time for me.

We tried for three years to have a baby before Harper came.  We had unexplained infertility. I had a miscarriage early in our trying. I took meds, did shots, did IUI's and were told IVF was our only option with only a 50% chance of us having a baby that way and then we got pregnant with Harper on our own after we quit trying and took a break! Infertility is very painful and like mourning a loss every month. 

A few things helped me when we were going through the storm of infertility - constant prayer, reading God's word (there are SO many stories about women suffering with infertility in the Bible - I think that is SO special because it's as if God included those just to encourage you while you wait), talking to friends and most of all - finding people who were there or had been there who understood.

My heart goes out to any couple who are struggling to have a child.  It can feel isolating as well as painful.  I know it helps to find others who are in the same shoes.

Today - if you are struggling with infertility and can post about that - I'd love for you to and hopefully some of you can connect.  If you are dealing with secondary infertility - please put that in your description when you link up.  Or if it's something more specific you would like to address - a certain condition or issue - please list that also.  That way maybe others who are on the same road can find you and be encouraged or at least not feel alone.

Praying for all of you.  I know it is so hard. I hope today makes you feel less alone.

If you want to share your infertility journey that ended happily - please share that to encourage also! 

I also have a huge favor from a dear friend (you can trust this ok!) 
Are you or someone you know currently struggling with infertility? I would be honored to hear your story about your journey. My name is Savannah Conner and I am currently a Ph.D. student at Regent University who is completing a dissertation on infertility and womanhood. I am looking for women who are ages 25-35 who would be willing to participate in Skype interviews and allow me to hear about your journey of infertility. If you are willing and interested to learn more about the study please email me

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