Hi, I’m Lora and this is my little family. My husband Jeff and I have been trying to conceive for nearly seven years. About five years ago I was diagnosed with Unexplained Infertility, which, along with significantly disrupting everything we’d planned for our marriage, threw me into an emotional tumult that I’m still trying to navigate.
It took me years to open up to my friends and family about our struggles to get pregnant and even longer to take on the challenge of writing about it. I’ve had to negotiate so many emotions throughout this process – shame, fear, anger, sorrow. Perhaps the most acute is an overwhelming feeling of isolation. Though infertility is fairly common, it’s rarely talked about. This blog is my attempt to change that.
In my heart, I know I will be a mother someday; I’m just not sure yet how that will happen. This year, Jeff and I will begin a series of more aggressive interventions to try to conceive, including IUI and, failing that, IVF. My goal with this blog is to tell our story as candidly as possible. It won’t always be pretty, but rest assured, it will be brutally, painfully honest.
If you know or love someone with infertility, perhaps it will give you some insight into what it feels like to face this battle week in and week out. If you are a fellow infertility warrior, I hope you can see your own hope and heartbreak and unbelievable strength (even though it doesn’t always feel that way) reflected and represented here. You are not alone.