Having a baby cures childlessness; it does NOT cure infertility.
(July 30, 2015) When I started this blog in November 2012, I was nearly 2 years into trying to conceive. I had suffered a miscarriage early in my journey, followed by many months of failed attempts to get pregnant. I was eventually diagnosed with endometriosis and low AMH, and referred to an infertility specialist. This blog begins with my first treatment cycle with my RE, and follows my journey through many treatment cycles, and eventually pregnancy and birth. The original purpose of writing was to give myself an outlet for all the bitterness and anger I felt due to my infertility. It was a way to anonymously vent about things that my family and friends, no matter how supportive they were, just would not understand. This blog still serves that purpose, though now related to the challenges of parenting as an infertile (and sometimes just parenting in general).
Some people mistakenly think that having a baby means one is no longer infertile. That’s simply not true. It’s not true in the medical sense, and it’s certainly not true in the emotional sense. No matter how many babies I have, I will always be infertile. My thoughts and feelings about it may change over time and in response to life events, but that one fact of my identity will never change.
Read my intro post to learn more about my miscarriage and infertility history.
Until February 12, 2014, this blog was called “Yet Another Bitter Infertile.” I changed it to “Forever Infertile” to honor its evolving nature.