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NIAW 2018 #flipthescript: You Can’t Have Kids

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week, and this year’s theme is #flipthescript! So I’m going to be sharing a bit about some common misconceptions about infertility that I’ve encountered this past year.

“…Since you can’t have kids”

I don’t even remember the whole conversation that occurred when these words were said to me, but they echo in my mind. They were shocking, because I’ve never once believed that I couldn’t have kids. Now, I’m not naive to the fact that, for some, children never become a reality, but I guess I just never realized that so many people see infertility as something hopeless or definite. Infertility is challenging and extremely complicated, but it doesn’t automatically mean that someone “can’t have kids”. Don’t pity those struggling to build their families. Don’t count us out as a sad story. Don’t assume that we have no hope. Honestly, most days hope is all we have.