My infertility column on SheKnows has been canceled.
My last post ran on July 1.
I am very disappointed, but extremely grateful for the opportunity to discuss my battle with secondary infertility on such a large platform and on behalf of an amazing organization. SheKnows is one of Forbes Top 100 Websites for Women and one of the Top 10 Lifestyle Sites for Women.
I know for certain my column made a difference to a lot of people. I have had several privately reach out to me to thank me for my words and I am overjoyed that I could be there for them in some small way and that they know they are not alone! Just today I e-mailed with a woman who found out she miscarried after her recent IVF. It breaks my heart, no one should know this pain.
I have been most surprised by family and friends that have shared their struggle with me. I hate that infertility is still such a taboo topic. I would have liked to have known these couples, these women in my life were struggling earlier.
Writing the column was very therapeutic for me too. Writing in general is very therapeutic for me.
Originally intended to run for two months, my column ran for six. I am very proud of the 24 posts I wrote covering everything from the best books on infertility, using humor to get through dark times, how this disease puts your marriage to the test, the importance of infertility support groups and grieving a miscarriage. I put my heart and soul into every word I shared and was pleased to do it with honesty and integrity.
If you missed any of my posts, you can find them here on the SheKnows.com site or on my personal Secondary Infertility Pinterest board. There is still so much to share because this conversation must continue, so I am working on finding another home for my words, in addition to continuing my story here on Letters For Lucas.
I would to thank my editors at SheKnows and all of my supporters, in particular, my DBA friends and Nichole Beaudry, who pretty held my hand every step of the way. xo