When are you going to have a baby?
It’s a seemingly innocent question on the surface.
But to the woman who is struggling to conceive it’s like a thousand daggers to the heart.
It’s the question we self-isolate, voluntarily, to avoid getting asked.
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10 years ago, while on our honeymoon, my husband and I decided it was time to start a family. I’m your typical Type A personality, so I had it planned out perfectly. What I hadn’t planned on was it taking seven years to complete.
After six months of negative pregnancy tests, we sought out help and were referred to a fertility specialist. We did all the tests and apart from my age (I was 33 at the time) and my husband’s sperm being a little sub-optimal, there was no reason for us not falling pregnant. So, we jumped on the IVF train, once again hopeful that this would be our solution.