Arguably one of the most painful aspects of going through infertility is how misunderstood it is. No matter how hard our friends and family try to get it…they just don’t. Here are 4 metaphors you can use to try and convey just how frustrating, heartbreaking and crazy-making the whole fertility experience can be.
Elyse Ash is the founder and CEO of Fruitful Fertility. It took her and her husband Brad three years, two rounds of IVF and one frozen embryo transfer to see their first positive pregnancy test which brought them their daughter, born in March 2018. Elyse lives in Minneapolis and loves poetry, hockey, social justice, Beyonce and pretending she’s into yoga.
Infertility is a traumatic life event for millions of women and men. And because talking about it is still taboo, few people feel comfortable opening up to their friends and family. This makes others who have gone through the experience ideal allies for those in need of emotional support. But what exactly makes someone a good fertility mentor?