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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Gens X and Y discover infertility's perseverance

Infertility is more like the common cold than the exotic disease it’s still so often perceived as. Not that it’s contagious, of course. Just a lot more pervasive than many realize.

In one day this past weekend, I met one woman who has a close relative who has been struggling for nearly a decade to have a baby. The same day, I reconnected with an old friend who has a close relative just entering the same ring.

May they both find peace and happiness soon. May they find their way, have their way and have their say. May they have the courage to share their stories some day, so the next generation of girls and women don’t take for granted what their lives and their bodies and their relationships will deliver and how.

May Gens X and Y soon be rid of their struggles and meet up at last with chromosomes X and Y in all their glory. 

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"I have found this book to be very helpful in supporting and dealing with the emotions of my spouse as we go through our IVF journey. The book really helped me understand the delicate emotions of someone experiencing infertility and how comments like "relax", "stop worrying about it", etc. actually do more harm than help. As a result, I am much more supportive in this IVF cycles than I have been in other cycles because I changed the focus of my comments and have avoided saying the wrong thing." 

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