Do you remember in the movie Elf when someone mentions Santa and Buddy the elf exclaims, “SANTA! I KNOW HIM!” That’s how I feel when I hear about someone going through infertility. Even If I don’t personally know them, still in my head I think, “OH SISTA! I KNOW YOU!” I know you’ve sat in the bathroom with your high hopes dashed when only one line showed up on the test. I know you’ve attended baby showers feeling like your heart break might literally break at the thought of never being the “mom-to-be” and then feeling the weight of guilt for not embracing your friends pregnancy with the joy you want to and know you should. I know you feel broken, crushed and hopeless.
Even if I don’t know you, I know you. Because I have been you. And sometimes you might find that it’s women you actually do know. Someone you’ve gone to church with, someone you’ve had a dinner with, someone you’ve sat next to both with the same, “Unspoken prayer request.” This was the Case with my friend Casey Cattell, who is a former infertility warrior, a PE and PPH survivor and the blogger behind The Heart of Home where she has been sharing her incredible journey to parenthood. We both have different stories, but the same message of hope.
Casey had the idea to team up and answer some questions about infertility. What to say, what not to say, and why sometimes you just need to mind ya own bid-ness! There needs to be more awareness about infertility and how every time you ask an infertile couple when they are having a baby, a fluffy puppy dies. Since it’s often a silent struggle, you’re taking a pretty big gamble with those puppies. Do you even care? Or are y’all just heartless?! So save the fluffy puppies and please save the couple some heartache by not asking that soul crushing question.
So head on over and read what we wish people knew about infertility and how you can help!