So, why did I decide to start this blog? My main reason is to tell the story of our IVF journey that has been such a huge part of our lives for several years.
I personally feel that IVF is still a fairly taboo subject… anything to do with infertility, miscarriage, still birth, they all seem to be topics that don’t get talked about. There are more people who are trying to change this. There is IVF babble which is fab, if you want to show your support for infertility they have pineapple pins for sale 🍍 they are super cute! Pineapples are the symbol of infertility, I will share more on that one another time! Izzy Judd also wrote a brilliant book which really helped me through my journey to keep positive.
I feel IVF is an incredibly lonely journey. Even if you have the support of close friends and family, or online support groups, it’s still very tough mentally and physically and only you know the full extent of how hard it is.
So why did I not tell my story as it happened?
I didn’t have the energy to start. I also didn’t know if I really wanted to share it. But then I realised if I didn’t share my story I’m just adding to those that brush it to the side and add to the taboo. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with IVF it’s a miracle! But I know that it doesn’t always work and I couldn’t face sharing publicly if it failed. And if people do brush it to one side and are reading this – I don’t blame you! To relive tough times is hard especially if the journey has been long. Just be privately proud of being such a warrior 💪
Now I have my miracle I feel so proud of all that we have been through to get here! I am happy to talk about it to anyone, and am now always willing to share anything anyone wants to know… warts and all! 💙