Who Knew Getting Pregnant Was Hard?

Pee. Test. Wait 5 minutes. Negative. Wait two weeks. Repeat.

I’m not crazy. I’m not crazy. I’m not crazy. 

Apparently this is normal because it hasn’t been longer than a year. Go figure.

The struggle is real. My life has been in increments of 2 weeks for months now but what really feels like years.

Scheduled sex is not sexy, even for my partner.

Noticing my ‘fertility window’ is approaching is a mixture of daunting, exciting, encouraging, and stressful.

Everyone around me feels pregnant but also, all of a sudden I’m in the group of women that are healthy and ‘this is normal’ and we’re still not pregnant’. Imagine that.

I’m Frustrated and discouraged and do not want to give up but do at the same time.

How come schools don’t talk about how HARD it can be to get pregnant?

It’s like ‘Now I’m ready!’ and my fertility seems nowhere to be found.

Anyway. Those of you *trying to conceive* and feel alone, I feel your pain.

There’s many of us out here still living in two week increments and I am sending you big hugs.

This blog post was written by our Co-founder, Ashley Waddington, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) in South Carolina. She is a complete joy, as her passion for this field radiates from her every single day.

Although struggling with pregnancy is a very personal journey, Ashley hopes this post will resonate with women going through the same struggles. Vulnerability can be difficult to practice, but Ashley exemplifies its importance. It’s crucial to know you are never alone.

If there are any other topics you’d be interesting in learning about, email us at lanitaashleyad@gmail.com. We are always appreciative of new ideas to delve into on the blog!

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