When I first saw the request for help, I ignored it.
Then my sister saw it and brought it to my attention again.
She said it might be healing to participate.
I hesitated, knowing full well she was right.
Then a close friend encouraged me to share my knowledge, claiming I might be able to help others.
I thought, who is going to care what I have to say and why would I share the intimate details of one of the most difficult ordeals I have ever experienced? How can what I’ve been through possibly help others?
After much consideration I decided why not?
Even if I reach only one single person, one mother who is longing to be pregnant one more time, something I share might resonate with her.
Why wouldn’t I offer what little knowledge I have to help ease her mind and let her know she is not alone.
And in the process and especially now, having seen the final piece, I am feeling empowered and slightly braver than usual.
Thank you, Sheelagh for giving me this opportunity and more importantly, the time I needed to gather my thoughts and express myself as openly as I wanted.
If you are struggling with secondary infertility or know someone that is, please read and share Sheelagh Daly’s article, Secondary infertility: What you should know on SheKnows Canada.