Friday, March 29, 2013

Infertility FAQ

When we have chosen to share our infertility story, we are often asked the same questions.  If you have other questions about infertility or want more resources on how to support the people in your life struggling with infertility, please check out these resources at RESOLVE.

Q) Why can't you get pregnant on your own? 

A) I have a severely diminished ovarian reserve.  Basically, my eggs are kaput.  The doctors don't know why this is the case.  I'm fortunate to have a healthy uterus, but don't have the necessary healthy eggs to conceive and sustain a pregnancy.

Q) Why don't you just forget it and adopt? There are so many babies out there who need homes.
A) We are not opposed to adoption, and for many it is a happy resolution to infertility.  We want to explore medical treatment prior to considering adoption.  I would really like the opportunity to experience pregnancy, child birth and nursing. 

Q) Why don't you just relax? Take a vacation and drink some wine, that's how we got pregnant!
A) While relaxation is important, infertility is a disease of the reproductive system.  The stress and emotions felt are the result of infertility, not the cause of it.

Q) Do you think this is God's way of telling you that you two aren't meant to be parents?
A) I don't know God's plan, but I do know what loving parents Ken and I will be and we are pursuing all our options to create our family.

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