I often find myself wondering if I am really infertile. What if I am just not trying hard enough? What if I don’t know enough about the ovulation process? Maybe we aren’t “getting busy” enough? Maybe I should buy more expensive OPKs?

I read that denial is one of the 5 stages of grief. I think these questions are a reflection of denial against my infertility. Do you ever question if this is really your reality?

“Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.”-Jack Welch


  1. Mary · June 21, 2018

    I did every day. It took iui with my first to make pregnancy reality. Then I lost the baby and all hope.


  2. PCOS Fighter · July 30, 2018

    I did until I met with the fertility doctor and she told me with complete certainty that I have PCOS. After that I couldn’t sleep for a few days and cried every time I was alone. When I met with my therapist about it she told me it was as though I had suffered a loss. A loss of my ability to conceive naturally. She told me to start journaling about my experience which is why I came on here. Finding other women going through my same experience has brought me a lot of comfort that I’m not alone.


    • Journey Through The Storm · August 1, 2018

      I agree! I can’t believe I have made it this far in my journey without having people to talk to who have been through this. ❤️


  3. HealingSoul · November 9, 2018

    Sending love and prayers your way. Life can be harsh and I am no stranger to this reality. You are not alone in this. Not many can understand this pain and loss. good luck to you


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