Wisdom From Your TTC Sisters: What I Wish I'd Known

I had the privilege of sharing the My Fertility Coach story at a Chicago-area infertility support event during National Infertility Awareness Week. It was a beautiful night of camaraderie, pampering, and information sharing. I loved the energy in the room and hearing so many "yes, I absolutely get that" comments.

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You see, we do a lot of coping with infertility alone. And, as we've heard before, we don't have to do that.

Yet.

For many of us, we still can't quite open up all the way.

And that's ok.

There is still a lot of wisdom and connection you can find without having to be widely open and public about your struggle. 

To that end, I wanted to share some thoughts from the attendees of this beautiful event. At my table, I asked ladies to write down something they know now about fertility that they wish they'd known earlier.

Here's what they said:


That your mind, positive thoughts, & mental well-being are equally - if not more - important than your physical actions.

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That age does not always matter

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It's a marathon, not a sprint. Take a moment. Take your time.

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That I had so many options & outlets for help

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In the end, you will be a parent - it just might not be how you planned. Holding that child is even sweeter, when you know how much it took to get there.

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So many people have faced infertility and miscarriage. You are not alone.

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That it would be this hard to get preggers

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That it takes longer than you think and you are stronger than you know

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That I'm way stronger than I ever knew and that there is hope with every exciting or difficult step

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I am stronger than I even knew

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There is so much information out there. I wish I wasn't so afraid to look for support. It doesn't have to be a lonely journey.


I hope these thoughts are helpful, reassuring, and empowering for you. If you'd like something to print out as a visual reminder of this wisdom from your TTC sisters, here you go.

What do you know now that you wish you'd known at the beginning of your fertility journey? Please share in the comments below.

I'd love to help you turn these lessons into a more positive family building experience. To learn how to use what you've learned so far to fuel you to a positive, empowered, and hopeful path to your baby. There are two ways to work with me: Individual Coaching or the Fresh Start group program. Set up a fertility plan review & strategy session with me to talk about which one might work best for you.