It’s Not, Just Have a Baby
A piece many may struggle to read, which is exactly why I wrote it and submitted it to HuffPost! Enjoy! ~~~
Four years out from ending our own infertility journey and the difficult decisions of the infertility journey are still part of my daily life.
In full disclosure, we ended our journey without the intended, hoped for, dreamed of and paid for ending of happy, healthy babies in our arms.
Professionally, I have been working with clients through and after the infertility journey for the last three of those four years; had to work out my own stuff first.
Throughout these three years I have worked with women in every place of the infertility and loss journey; years of trying, all levels of treatments, miscarriages, stillbirth, secondary infertility and everything in between. I, especially, have found a true gift in walking alongside someone during the pregnancy after the infertility and loss struggle.
I have also been honored with witnessing and guiding my clients through some of the toughest moral, ethical and relational decisions of their lives.
Because making a baby in 2016 is not simple for over 7 million of us.
It is those tough moral and ethical issues no one ever really thinks about when they embark on the infertility journey that, I think, have great potential to destroy us.Click here to continue reading.