In the beginning, I found it really hard to talk about our infertility struggles. I felt like people didn’t really understand the raw pain that comes with wanting a child and not being able to see those dreams into fruition. Trying to conceive (TTC) can become all-consuming, it weighs heavily on your mind, body, and spirit. We were in our second year of TTC when we were given the devastating news that we would not be able to conceive naturally, and that IVF alone was our best bet of pregnancy. I had never felt so many emotions before! I felt angry and foolish for all the hope I had had throughout our journey – all the lost time, the failed pregnancy tests, countless ovulation tests, and hormonal treatments. I was also very overwhelmed and terrified of the IVF process. I asked myself over and over, “am I strong enough to do this?” The yearning I felt in my heart to become a mother outweighed all of my fears. Today, I am the very proud and lucky mommy to my miracle baby boy. I share my experience and story to hopefully inspire others who are looking to IVF to conceive. Together, we are strong enough!

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