Whether you’ve gone through infertility treatments yourself or surrogacy is your only option for growing your own family, trying to conceive can be a grueling, nerve-wracking, and anxiety-producing process. Even when things go smoothly and as planned (And let’s be honest, how often does that happen? Much less often than when things go awry – it’s Murphy’s Law after all!), the process can be a stressful and all-consuming one.
But the good news is that many, many couples (and singles, too) have been through the process of getting pregnant and have plenty of insight to share. Some have been successful, and some have decided to remain childless, and some have pursued other options. But collectively they’ve amassed a world of wisdom and Lisa Newton from Amateur Nester has compiled it all in one place.
I am honored to be part of the group of infertility bloggers to contribute to her wonderful post called “42 Inspiring Infertility Bloggers Share How to Stay Positive” on ovulationcalculator.com. This amazing group of women (and a few men!) offer you their best tips for making it through your journey to parenthood in the calmest and most rewarding way.
And of you’re one of the lucky ones for whom conception comes easily (whether it’s your own or your gestational surrogate’s), surely you know someone who’s experienced more bumps along their fertility road – maybe share this post with them to offer them some encouragement.
Together as a community we lift and hold one another up by our words, actions and deeds – so I hope you take some inspiration for yourself and pass some on to someone who might need it!