The Moment I Knew About My Fertility Challenges

October is upon us and so are the creepy, ghoulish, dark Halloween decorations displayed everywhere. I’ve read that Halloween sales totaled 6.9 billion dollars in 2013 or $75 per capita. Halloween spending even beat out the Easter bunny.

I am so curious why we have embraced this eerie event. Maybe it’s because we can pretend for an evening to be someone else?

So here’s another statistic that’s scary when you first hear it:
Twenty-five percent of infertile couples have more than one factor that contributes to their infertility. That means a quarter of all couples experiencing fertility challenges will have more than one issue. YIKES, EEK!

Let’s share and scream this month by joining in the conversation about “the moment I knew.”

What was the moment of recognition when you knew you were fertility challenged? Where were you? Were you alone? In a doctor’s office? On the phone? What did you do? That moment of knowing is a demarcation line in your life. In a way, your innocence was taken and life as you dreamed was forever changed…

Share with all of us through the hashtag #TheMomentIKnew and then call into Tell All Tuesday this month to gain comfort, support and understanding. You’re not alone.

Tell All Tuesday
October 28th at 7pm
Spooky! Thoughts that Go Bump in the Night! How to practice re-wiring your thoughts by observing your emotional triggers!

#TheMomentIKnew was during the post-coital exam when I learned there were two lonely sperm swimming in a circle. The floor feel out of the room. I wanted to run out naked from the waist down because all I wanted to do was cry! The doctor wasn’t an RE, but an OBGYN and it wasn’t handled well at all. And as the saying goes, it was all down hill from that moment on. I was part of the 25% referred to above.

With Halloween coming, let’s share and release the hellishness of the diagnosis of our fertility challenges.


Great Blessings,

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  1. #themomentIknew was actually a process of tests, two surgeries to remove fibroids and the fact that nothing was happening. We don’t even know all of our issues, since the issues that have been identified are not enough in themselves. The moment the Dr told me that he thought it was unlikely to happen, I was calm in the moment, but cried buckets when I got home. I went through a grieving process then, but as most of us know, it’s not a one off moment of grieve. Although I get on with my life, there are moments that trigger a new period of grief.

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