One of the scariest things about infertility is.... well a lot of it is scary.
- The unknown
- The injections
- The time commitment
- The fear of failure
- Taking the plunge (to making a consult)
The part I see most people have the biggest issue with is making the initial consult. I think like anything, admitting that there is a problem makes everything that much more real.
I see it every day, the classic call to schedule, call back to cancel, then the reschedule. I know a lot of ladies enter the infertility world originally feeling a bit ashamed of needing help to conceive a baby when it should just happen naturally. What I love is when they graduate, and are proud of everything they overcame to get to that point!
Infertility treatments can be completely overwhelming. I can't even begin to tell you how many of my friends are currently dealing with infertility themselves. 95% of them are terrified about what they are going to experience. I, of course, talk them off the ledge, but I understand that fear.
Fear is natural, I have a ton of fears.
- The dark (don't judge me)
My biggest fear I overcame recently was to start writing. Before January of 2016 I had never written anything in my life (except papers in college that pertained to boring business statistics.) I was TERRIFIED. I had a bajillion negative thoughts in my head thinking "what if no one likes my writing," "what if I totally suck," "what if I put people to sleep because in my head I'm funny, but maybe I'm actually not funny." I shut that shit down real fast. I decided to take the plunge. No matter how terrified I was I told myself I was doing this to try to help someone, anyone, hell whoever would read my blog.
My point of all this is to say, even if something is terrifying sometimes you just have to go for it; be it calling for a consult, switching from IUI to IVF, sharing your infertility story, starting a blog, or whatever your dream may be. YOLO (You only live once) for people who aren't up on their acronyms :) You don't want to wake up one day, and regret what you could have done!