One thing I have learned dealing with infertility, and more recently going through IVF, is that support isn’t a nice to a have, it’s a NEED to have.
For the first year and a half of dealing with infertility, I suffered in silence. Other than my husband, I didn’t have much of a support system. I had my girlfriends who knew we were trying, but their advice was often – “stop thinking about it, it will happen”…”relax”. I had no idea why these statements started to frustrate me so much. I hadn’t educated myself about infertility. I didn’t realize that the monthly hope and despair cycle was adding up to something rather significant and impacting my emotional wellbeing.