Time spent trying and waiting
Most women and couples who find themselves on a fertility journey soon discover that there’s no quick path to having a baby. In fact, many will spend an average of two and a half years optimizing their bodies for a healthy pregnancy.
That can translate into at least 30 menstrual cycles…
If we can acknowledge and learn to honor the psychological impact of all that time spent trying (waiting, attending doctors’ appointments, surviving negative IVF cycle outcomes, expensive procedures, exams, multiple disappointments and losses, restarts, decisions, and more delays…), then we can claim this time as important personal growth.
And if we can see the time spent trying as a time to optimize our bodies, minds, and spirits, then we can more easily trust that our work will eventually pay off, benefit a future baby and create a more meaningful motherhood experience.
What we do with the time is important!