Infertility seems to be a very “hush, hush” topic of conversation and is not something most people bring up. You might be the person struggling with infertility and you’re not sure if it will make others feel uncomfortable talking about it or it is so painful you don’t want to talk about it OR other people don’t want to bring it up because they know it is so hard for those going through it to talk about and they are not sure how to handle it or what to say. It’s a very delicate subject that most try to steer from, unless they are at a point where they have accepted it and are comfortable discussing it with others.
I have personally been the one who doesn’t want to bring it up because I struggled with it for so long. It became one of my most painful topics and I thought that I shouldn’t bring everyone else down with my issues and if I was just patient enough…it would happen. It didn’t. Educating myself on my infertility condition was the only thing that I knew to do. I am an “information” person. I need to know as much as possible and I did everything I could to learn as much as I could about infertility and why in the heck it was happening to me! I read A LOT of books (some were stupid expensive too), went to seminars, searched online, got into chat rooms with other people with infertility issues, and cried a ton! Thank goodness for my husband. Every time I would completely fall apart he would put me back together again (as much as he could). But going through all of that helped me understand the real struggle that infertility is. Education and sharing my experience are the ways that I know how to raise awareness and advocate for those that have to go through this seemingly unbearable life experience.