Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just so you know...

When we started this process I knew that some people may assume that we are going the adoption route because we can’t get pregnant. That isn’t true. While we have some inklings that if we ever want a bio child it may take a little something extra to make that happen right now, we don’t have any concrete evidence that points to infertility. I started to think of ways I could cleverly tell people that wasn’t the case without seeming insecure about being put in that category and quickly gave up because people will always assume what they want and I can’t run myself ragged trying to explain things. There is only one reason why I don’t want to be categorized as infertile....

I don’t deserve the assumption of strength that being infertile carries. I have not endured even an ounce of heartache as it relates to my reproductive health. I haven’t had any procedures done, failed pregnancies, failed attempts at pregnancies, IVF, IUI...nothing. I can’t imagine what it would be like to go to extreme measures to carry a child of my own and have it be a totally completely closed door. I’ve read blogs and magazine articles, have had close family members who have truly experienced infertility and I can’t, in good conscience, allow myself to be categorized with such amazing women of strength.

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