You’re better off shutting up.

Jun 2, 2011

When something sucks, you’ve got to laugh about it.

Seriously. Laughter, making fun of it, making fun of yourself, and seeing the funny side is the best coping mechanism there is.

Which is how this blog came to be, created by the wonderful and talented Rob after a half-hearted mention of the topic on my Facebook.

My Status: “I should write a book: ‘What to Say When Your Loved One Can’t Get Knocked Up: Cliches and Insensitive Words to Avoid.’ It’s amazing how many people say exactly the wrong thing.  🙂 Their hearts are in the right place though.”

So my buddy Rob up and made me a blog so I could vent what I am thinking. I’ll elaborate on the many inappropriate, insensitive things that people say to women who are struggling to get pregnant.

Yes, I understand that this may not go over well with everyone. But it’s okay. This blog’s audience is not “everyone.” It’s women who are going through this themselves… who’ve been there.

In most cases though, it’s better to say nothing. Better to say you’re sorry, and ask if there’s anything you can do to help.  And hopefully my blog will explain why.

About Me

Hiya! I'm Lydia. I live in Iowa with my husband and two children, both the result of iVF. I started this blog in 2011, so everything here's a wee bit... old. I don't do a ton of writing anymore... but I'm leaving the blog up, in case it's helpful for those who stumble across it.

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If you're going through infertility and want to see our journey, start in June 2011 (first two cycles) or January 2014 (third cycle). Hopefully reading about our rollercoaster with assisted reproduction brings you a little hope, and more than a few giggles. (Keep in mind that this information is over a decade old in most cases; please don't take anything you read here as medical advice. Consult your doctor for facts.)

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