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9 Things You Only Learn Once You're Dealing With Infertility

Monday, March 6, 2017

I've had many clients & friends over the years who have experience the pain and anxiety of fertility issues so I like to share articles that provide any kind of insight into what you might be going through too. I think the statistic in this article lets us know how common infertility is and that you are not alone! 

The CDC estimates that 1.5 million or 6% of women ages 15 to 44 are infertile. Close to 11% struggle to get pregnant or carry a baby to term.

9 Things You Only Learn Once You're Dealing With Infertility

by Elyse Andrews

As with most bad things in life, we think we’re immune to them until the day they come knocking on our door.

Prior to being diagnosed with infertility at age 30, I certainly never thought it would happen to me. I’m young and otherwise healthy, plus my mom easily got pregnant when she was 39.

When you’re thinking about trying to conceive, it’s easy to jump ahead to the being-pregnant-and-having-a-baby part of the equation. But there’s a lot that can happen before you ever get there.

I wish I’d known more about the challenges that could accompany trying to conceive, long before they happened to me. And since I’ve had to learn many of these lessons firsthand, I’ve realized that I’ve probably known many other women who’ve faced similar struggles.

While my journey with hypothalamic amenorrhea and infertility have been incredibly challenging, they’ve also taught me so much. Here are nine things I’ve learned that I wish I had known before I was diagnosed with infertility:

1. Infertility can happen to anyone, at any age.

Appearances can be deceiving. Since my diagnosis, I’ve learned that infertility can strike anyone, no matter what you look like. Despite eating a very healthy diet and exercising regularly, which left me looking fit and trim, I was diagnosed with infertility.

And while many people think infertility primarily strikes women who are older, it can happen at any age. I’m only 31 — not terribly young, but definitely not at the older end of the conception spectrum.

2. There are many factors that can affect your fertility.

As I've learned, it's not just issues involving your reproductive system that can cause problems.....

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