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When faced with infertility, you have two choices: You can dwell on the heartbreak, the unfairness, the frustration, the anger, or you can take what's happening to you and choose to learn from it. You can choose to grow into a better person than you were when your journey began.
I suddenly realized that I could be a mother right now if I wanted to. There are a countless number of motherless babies out there that desperately need a motherly touch and love. I had simply been choosing not be a mother right now, and I started to realize that it was a choice that I had all along.
You have just as much of a right to proclaim your infertility and ask for prayer as if you had any other disease. So stop questioning your worth like I did. Be strong, because your motherly and beautiful heart does not deserve anything less.
In this week's Trail To The Chief, HuffPost's Howard Fineman and Lauren Weber explain the strategy behind Senator Ted Cruz's decision to announce his 2016 plans at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.
But anyone who has longed to see two lines, a cross or a big fat "positive" (BFP) pop up, knows how interminable those days
This disturbing new trend is not only outrageous and crude; it's an abuse of one of the most poignant moments in a woman's life. It is an insult to all those women who so dearly want to become pregnant. And it's an injustice to those who would be presented these false positive tests.
I don't want to want another child. But the overwhelming desire to have a third child just won't leave me be.
In my case, the glitch is declining egg quality, but I know other, younger mamas who can't seem to make a second baby either. It's wildly frustrating. And it hurts not to be able to create the family you envisioned.
A woman's ability to get pregnant begins to decline as early as her twenties and it gets more and more difficult with time. The earlier women become aware of this, the better their chances are of conceiving when they are ready.
Trying to conceive can be a journey fraught with angst and anxiety. Be ready to use all of your strength and wit. Read your bills, ask questions and stay informed.
How do you say goodbye to someone with whom you shared not a past full of memories, but a future made of fantasies? How do you make space for sadness when you're surrounded by messages, both internal and external, telling you to buck up and move on?