Each week I interview men and women who are infertility survivors. I’m amazed and inspired by the insight and advice they share, and every now and then I like to put the best pieces of wisdom all in one spot. A few months ago I shared 34 Infertility Quotes, but I’ve interviewed 21 more people since then. So here’s the best of my most recent interviews. Enjoy!
“The most important thing to remember is your love for each other. That no matter what happens, you have one another. For us, that was enough. We saw getting pregnant as a bonus in life, not as a necessity to our happiness.” – Michelle & Chris
“Allow yourself to grieve slowly and passionately. Don’t let anyone tell you to get over it, to move on, or to forget about it. You will evolve into an entirely new version of yourself. You’ll find beauty in things you once overlooked. Embrace your grief and use it to your advantage.” – Chirleen
“The one thing I am grateful to my IF for is that I am no longer ashamed of my broken body, and I can talk to others about endometriosis, infertility, and surviving after a hysterectomy.” – Kristin
“There is hope! There is a lot of life to be lived whether you are a mother in this life or not and God has a beautiful plan for your life. Grab a hold of his strength and never let go!” – Sarah Ann
“You have a choice about your life, you can stay sad and eventually you might be okay, but you CAN have a positive and happy life so and to do this you’ll need to take action.” – Lesley
“Infertility is a disease; don’t be ashamed of it. You do not need to suffer in silence!!” – Jenna
“I highly recommend writing your story. Even if you’ve never written before and even if you never share it with anyone but yourself, writing down all the hardships you’ve been through can really help you reflect on the things that have happened in your life and maybe even give you a new perspective.” – Richard
“Go into the process with a clear head. If you are still feeling anxiety or pain from a previous loss or failed treatment, you aren’t going to be able to go through the process with a positive outlook.” – Marcia
“It’s okay to take time to be sad and grieve whatever it is you need to, and its okay to tell people that. The best thing someone said to me was, “Right now we just need to be sad about this and we can talk about the other things later.” She was referring to people telling me, “You know you can always adopt and there are plenty of kids out there looking for homes.” – April
“I learned though, over time, that the best way through my pain was to talk to God. I carved out space to sit before Him and cry, with honesty. I found that what I needed most was to cry it out with Him and let Him hold my confused heart. This ended up being one of the sweetest consolations of my infertility. I’d even say that this was not a consolation at all – it was the true prize.” – Sara
“I opened up to my friends, and fellow parishioners about our struggle- particularly my struggles. Having other people know my goals has helped them help me where they can. I allow myself to be vulnerable because that’s when I can grow.” – Lerissa
“Reach out to others. Allow them to help you carry the burden. Read all the blogs you can find. Twitter is incredible. Do not suffer in silence. It’s too painful and so unnecessary in this day and age to feel alone in this.” – Kaeleigh
“If you are in a valley of decision, don’t jump at the first thing offered. Pray and be in agreement with your spouse. THIS. IS. HUGE.” – Lesli
“Find someone who has walked this incredibly tough road before you. While truth isn’t based on experiences, sometimes it’s easier to hear encouragement (and even admonition) from someone who can empathize with you.” – Janelle
“…I made a conscious decision to stop allowing infertility and the treatments to completely run my life. As a result, I was able to better engage with my life and it helped my stress levels as well.” – Carrie
“I guess my silver lining from this would be now knowing what I am capable of emotionally and mentally. I am a lot stronger than I ever thought.” – Jenay
“I’m hoping that anyone who feels helpless and hopeless will know that there’s hope and possibility after infertility.” – Melissa
“God has used this journey to change me. I am a different person than the person that walked into this journey.” – Jessica
“It can be easy to hate your body after a miscarriage, especially if it’s literally your body that’s ending your pregnancies. But you need to give your body as much love as the mother who has just had a baby. You are no less a mother than she is…Your baby is no less precious than the one who is born full-term.” – Aimee
“Our spiritual fulfillment does not come from having children (or anything else we might want in life.) It comes from our security in ourselves and in the Lord.” – Matt
“I was given this life for a reason and although I may not have a complete peace with it now, I am certain that God will get me through it and that His plan is better than mine.” – Audra
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