Another post in honor of NIAW.
Please check out these videos by thetowncriers on youtube. I could listen to them over and over again. Her voice and messages are profound but conveyed in such a wonderfully simple way. I wish I could figure out how to get them on my ipod. Any ideas???
She also has a blog here. Lots of great info!
I was surprised at comments that I received about my infertility even after becoming pregnant. I guess people don't know what to say or what they are trying to say comes out the wrong way. I'm certain that we've all been guilty of both of these. I take that into consideration when responding to comments. One comment that I have tried to let go of was "Oh, you must have just been more relaxed the month you conceived". It was difficult not to say "Yes, that was it. It had nothing to do with injecting a follicle stimuating hormone into myself everyday, monitoring the growth of our perfect little follicle through internal ultra sounds up to 4 times a week, monitoring hormone levels through blood work up to 4 times a week, or timing when I have sex with my husband!". I have no doubt that the mind is very powerful and plays a role but by saying relaxing was what worked not only discounts what we did to try to conceive, but it also places blame. If only I had relaxed for the year and a half prior, then would all of our issues resolved? NO. I'd love to know the amount of relaxation needed for the cysts on my ovaries to clear and for my hormones to balance out. I NEEDED help. Just like 10% of the population. It's not all in our heads.
Just one reason why infertility awareness should be spread.
Thanks for reading!