Today for the Blogger’s Fertility Conference, Ryanne over at Girl Ryanne is sharing her thoughts on how infertility impacts marriage. Going through treatments really does put a strain on your marriage because everything is so timed… as a woman, we’re far more emotional than men as it is, but add in artificial hormones and crazy medications, it just gets worse. Way worse. Taking this break to plan for Disney has been the best decision we’ve ever made on this entire infertility journey. We have something SO exciting to look forward to with our little girl before the reality of doctor’s appointments, medications and injections sinks back in.
Please check out Ryanne’s story and share your thoughts on how you keep your marriage strong during the storms of infertility:
Let’s talk about marriage, shall we?
I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t picturing infertility when I promised “in sickness and in health”. I had no reason to–nobody in my family had ever had any trouble getting (or staying) pregnant. I’m also very Type A. I love my lists. I tend towards perfectionism. I don’t touch the possibility of failure with a ten-foot pole.
So imagine what happened to me when I suddenly found myself in this mess of scheduled sex, daily charting and perpetual failure as months went by with no pregnancy. And then months turned into a year, and then two and three.