Baby or No Baby? That is the question?

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This week is national infertility awareness week.  With that being said I just wanted to open the conversation for anyone who is struggling with some form of infertility.  You are not alone!  Did you know that 1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility.  1 in 8!  Can you image.  Think about those numbers.  That means  that 6 people in my graduating class will struggle with this.  18 of my co-workers will battle this.  3 of my cast members could struggle with this.  Those numbers are insane to me.  Do you know why?  Because everyone is terrified to talk about it.  I’m not saying that things can’t stay private between you and your spouse but you can express your troubles with others and should.  By being open with others about our situation it makes things a little easier for us.  Yes we have been married over 6 years and don’t have a child.  No this is not by choice.  Anytime you are with a group of old friends or getting to know new ones this always seems to be a topic at some point.

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Within the last few months my husband and I have been contemplating giving fertility treatments another go before we begin on the path to adoption.  I have my own issues and so does he when it comes to fertility.  My doctor gave me a pretty high chance of being able to get pregnant if I were to do shots combined with an IUI.  This would only be successful however if my husbands doctor agrees on his matters.  We’ve gone back and forth on this topic.  What if his doctor says it won’t work out for him?  Will we open up old wounds or start new fights because of this?  Will we be able to afford a fertility specialist and all of the other crazy expenses that go with it?  Or is saving up for adoption the better option for us?

At this point we have no idea what the future holds for us.  We have a few years to go before we could be serious about either option but its nice to at least talk about.  Its nice to know that we haven’t given up hope.  Its also nice to know that even though I am the 1 in 8 statistic there are many more of me out there.  Its nice to know we are not alone.

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