Just Relax!

{Courtesy of Resolve.org}

As I previously mentioned, this week is National Infertility Awareness Week.

Bloggers around the world are joining together and busting myths that us infertile’s are faced with every day.



Myth: If you just relax, you will get pregnant.

If only this were the truth!

If only it were that easy!

Those of you that have read my blog for a long time or those of you that have read Our Story know that my husband and I have been trying to add to our family for eight years.

That’s a long time to have no relaxation thrown in there, don’t you think?

I am here to tell you that no amount of RELAXING is going to get us pregnant and I resent anyone that suggests that that is all that we need to do.

Not only have we gone on vacations to the mountains and to the ocean to RELAX, we have also done our fair share of alternate methods including fertility drugs and IUI’s.  If we had the money, we would’ve done IVF by now, too.  Or adopted for that matter.

Those individuals that suggest that we just need to RELAX have no idea what they’re talking about.  It’s usually those people that get pregnant by just looking at their significant other and have no idea what it’s like to TRY to get pregnant or those that have no children and have yet to try.  Sometimes it’s the older generation that just doesn’t understand, too.

If it were all as easy as JUST relaxing I’m sure we’d have a houseful of crazy, rambunctious kids by now!

People have no idea how hurtful those words can be.  Or maybe they do and just have no filter and don’t care as much as they’d like you to believe they do.

Either way, infertility is a disease. It’s not something that can be resolved by JUST relaxing no matter how much those people would like to believe!

It’s not going to take a vacation.

It’s not going to take a vacation to a tropical island or the snowy mountains.

It’s not going to take getting a dog and treating it like your child {because yes, people have suggested this to me}.

It’s not going to take a massage by the best massage therapist in the world.

It’s not going to take a fruity drink while sun-bathing and having someone wait on you hand and foot.

There is NO amount of RELAXING that is going to get an infertile pregnant no matter how much they wish it would.

Infertility is a disease and there is something more going on within the inner workings of the body that needs to be dealt with.

If THAT happens, THEN maybe pregnancy will be achieved.

Until then, those of you that get pregnant so easily, or those of you that just haven’t tried yet but know of someone that is having trouble getting pregnant, PLEASE be sensitive to the infertile’s in your life and don’t suggest they JUST RELAX.

If you’re an infertile and don’t know how to share this fact with your family or friends, or if you’re someone that knows an infertile and are wondering how to relate or communicate with them, here is a GREAT video to watch!  It really gets to the heart of what we’re feeling and dealing with.

To find out more about Infertiliy visit Resolve.org.

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