From what I hear through the silence, I’m not the only woman to struggle with infertility. I believe there are many of us who feel the heartbreak (read: really pissed off) about not being able to conceive, but god forbid, don’t talk about it! Babies are joyful, please don’t bring your uncomfortable topic of infertility around! Well I’m breaking the silence. What if the more we talk about infertility, the less uncomfortable it becomes? What an idea!
My husband and I have been married for 2.5 years, together for 10. We have been struggling to get pregnant for 18 months. Of course, we don’t talk about that struggle. When asked ‘when are you going to have kids?’ we give the candid response of ‘someday.’ (someday was yesterday) or ‘when we’re ready!’ (we were born ready) or my husbands typical joke-in-awkward-conversations ‘we’re just focused on practicing <insert male rut grunt here>’ (practicing? please. sex stopped being fun after about 3 months of morning vitals).
No more! We have decided to break the silence.