Why you need to share Your Infertility Story

For so many women coming to the realization that you’re infertile can be like a dagger to the heart. Feeling broken and alone in your struggle can keep you from opening up and sharing your infertility story with others. All too often infertility is considered a “taboo” subject, which is just so unfortunate.

When I first opened up about what I was going through, I felt this huge sense of support & love from those around me. Did I still feel alone? Most of the time I did, not many people in my circle of family & friends dealt with infertility {especially Hypothalamic Amenorrhea}. But just knowing that they knew what was going on and could lend a shoulder to cry on was HUGE.

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Opening up also lead me to ultimately finding my diagnosis and cure.

If you’ve read my ebook “Finding Jase”, then you may remember the passage titled “A Chance Meeting”. For those of you that haven’t read it, I’ll give you the short version below…

In the Spring of 2012, my mom and I ran into a new friend of mine at Target. This new friend was someone that I instantly felt a connection to and opened up to about my infertility struggles. That day we ran into her, our conversation quickly turned to talking about my struggle with Hypothalamic Amenorrhea. During our conversation, another lady overheard us talking and came over to tell me about her diagnosis. She urged me to check into PCOS {what she had} based off what I was experiencing.

Later that evening, my mom and I did some research and although the signs didn’t point to me having PCOS, it was through our research that we landed on Hypothalamic Amenorrhea. In that moment I knew this was EXACTLY what was keeping me from having children. Over 6 years into my struggle with infertility and I had finally found the answer that no doctor was ever able to diagnose me with!

So you see, opening up and sharing your story with others can lead to some pretty amazing things…

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I don’t even want to think where I’d be right now had I kept it all in and dealt with it on my own. If you’re scared to share, start with those that are closest to you. You never know who might be able to relate or know of someone that can help!

I’ve recently shared a few stories {HERE} from the girls that are a part of the HA Sisterhood in hopes that it would help those that are currently in the midst of their struggle with HA. If you’d like to share your story on this little space of mine, I’d love to have you! Feel free to message me.

You can get through this Friend, I promise! I have so much faith in you, stay strong and never give up…what’s waiting for you on the other side is truly amazing <3

XOXO,

~P