Infertility Journey: Finding Light In The Darkness

Hopeful parents: Whether you are currently undergoing IVF, surrogacy, adoption, or simply contemplating your next step forward, you deserve a breather. Any infertility journey is rough, and it can feel like no one in your life really “gets it.” But trust us when we say it’s OK to feel all of the feelings; the happy, the sad, the anxious, the hopeful, the frustration…it’s all valid.

So, take a moment, apply for our next grant, laugh a little, and don’t forget to breathe! We’re sending all the positive vibes your way.

Memes Only Those On An Infertility Journey Will Understand

Anyone else feel like their decades-long rigid use of birth control was a complete waste of time? Most women who suffer from infertility do not realize they cannot get pregnant until they get off the pill and start actively trying. How ironic…

It seems that when you want to get something off of your mind, it starts to pop up just about everywhere you go. Why are there so many pregnant women at the grocery store, gym, recycle center, DMV, or park anyways? Are they following us???

As we continue on our infertility journey we kind of want to rub this one in our parent’s faces, but we won’t we swear…

If our uterus was a piece of decor, it would definitely be one of those fancy throw pillows that looks great but that you never actually sleep on.

Raise your hand if you type the word “vagina” more than you’d like to admit. ? We get it, girl.

When people told us about Clomid rage, we didn’t think it would turn us into a Kim K. meme, but here we are.

One of the most common treatment options for infertility is In vitro fertilization or IVF. On average, it takes up to three rounds of IVF for a couple to get pregnant. When you begin IVF, your doctor prescribes a course of drugs, like Clomid, for you to take to stimulate your ovaries into (hopefully) producing 8 to 15 mature eggs. The process can take three weeks or longer. IVF costs can range anywhere from $15,000 to $25,000 per cycle, which is a tremendous financial strain for most couples as medical insurance typically offers no assistance. Read more about common fertility treatments here.

Isn’t it ironic…that I was protecting myself against pregnancy for decades for nothing??? I just need Alanis to write a song about my infertility journey now.

With the large platform that celebrities have, many have bravely chosen to shine a light on their challenges to conceive, most recently Meghan Markle. As more speak publicly about infertility, the less and less taboo it becomes. Read about your favorite celebs infertility journeys here.

Random co-worker, friend, relative: “Have you tried having sex more? Ovulation tracking? Vitamins? Herbs? Putting your legs up in the air?”

Us: “Never thought of that!”

Ever wish you had a dollar for every time someone made an unhelpful and downright inaccurate statement about infertility? You’re not alone. Though infertility is pretty common, with about 1 in 8 couples struggling to conceive, many people still don’t know a whole lot about it. Here are the most common misconceptions.

This explains all of those strange messages to your sister like, “IVF only been home an hour,” or “IVF gotta go to the store soon.” You’ve got IVF on the brain and that’s completely understandable!

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The future of fertility treatments looks brighter than ever, with new and exciting advancements on the horizon. We recently asked our medical partners to answer our burning questions regarding the future of fertility treatments. We spoke with Dr. Minh Ho, Medical Director, Reproductive Sciences Medical Center, Dr. Lawrence Werlin, Medical Director, Coastal Fertility Medical Center, Dr. David Harari, CMO Reproductive Sciences Medical Center, and Dr. Magarelli of CNY Fertility. You can read what they had to say here.

My emotions and hormones are completely stable…nothing to see here!

Hey, we’re willing to do whatever it takes! I’d learn the latest TikTok dance if that boosted my chances of getting pregnant.

I love this for me…

I’m happy for you but would you give me a little bit of that witchcraft you’re using?!

We have coupons, receipts, and the whole shebang. We are SO speaking to a manager.

At The Gift of Parenthood organization, we look forward to a future of more affordable and successful fertility treatment options for those struggling. In the meantime, we aim to help couples and individuals struggling with infertility achieve their dreams of becoming parents through fertility assistance grants ranging from $1,000 to $16,000, available four times a year. 

Will you be our next grant recipient? Apply today.

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We know that money is tight for everyone right now, so we don’t make this request lightly. If you are in a position to help, please do. If not, please spread the word.

-Gift of Parenthood


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