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I Am Dealing With Infertility

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    I am feeling very depressed with my infertility

    I just need some support from any if you who understands as even my husband is avoiding talking to me about it. My boss at work has just announced she is pregnant with her third child. And here I am, being unsuccessful for more than 2 yrs, high hopes crushed by my period that...
    surfiehall surfiehall 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    Chemo Made My Husband Infertile

    Hi, I am Leslie Hardin, and my wonderful husband is Randy Hardin. Our hearts ache not just for a baby, but to be a real family. Every day we are hoping and praying, wishing and waiting for our baby to come into our life. We have so much love to give, and can't wait to share it...
    LeslieSD1981 LeslieSD1981 26-30 2 Responses Aug 18, 2012

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    On My Way To Healing...

    It has been 4 years...trying naturally, inseminations, surgeries, progesterone, Clomid...I feel like I have done it all (but I know that that is not the case). Back in January my Specialist suggested we try IVF.  That news jolted me into a whirlwind of emotions which eventually...
    Suebaby Suebaby 31-35 1 Response Jun 1, 2011

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    Another pregnancy announced by a girl I know in

    which neither one of them have a job! Why is life so unfair???!!! Both me and my husband both have stable good paying jobs. Why can't it come easy for us??? Depression is a month to month thing for me now, I never thought it wouldn't come easy. I feel like I did everything right...
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    Why is it that when you are dealing with

    infertility, there are those who are instantly telling you to look into adopting??? I mean don't get me wrong, I have nothing against adoption at all, and it is something I would be willing to look into eventually if things don't work out the way I want them too. But when you're...
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F 2 Responses May 27, 2014

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    I don't really know that I'm infertile yet.

    But we've been trying for a while and it hasn't happened. I feel like something is wrong but am trying not to get discouraged or worry too much. I keep hoping it'll just happen on its own but no such luck yet…here's to hoping though. I'm trying to trust God and His plan but it...
    marinesprincess93 marinesprincess93 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    Been trying for more

    than 2 yrs but the heartache is still so painful when I get my period every month. Not to mention the piercing pain in the gut when I hear another unplanned pregnancy news in the office and I have to force a smile with a half-hearted congratulations wishing it should have been...
    surfiehall surfiehall 31-35, F 9 Responses May 9, 2014

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    Grieving My Lost Hopes...

    All my sexual life I've been trying Not to get pregnant- watching young girls getting knocked up on accident.  And now I'm married and we have been trying for a year to get pregnant.  The first few months of tracking ovulations and periods was fun for us... I just assumed that...
    northernwoodsgirl northernwoodsgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses May 26, 2012

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    I recently found out I'm ovulating

    after 4 years! After being diagnosed with both pcos and endometriosis, I have found a product that has worked. I have normal cycles, no facial hair, have lost 50 pounds, grew longer and healthier hair, and have regulated my blood pressure!
    kgucc kgucc 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    "Circumstantial Infertility"

    Let me make one thing clear. By posting on here about the subject of "circumstantial infertility", a term raised recently in an article published on the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melanie-notkin/childless-women_b_894535.html), I in no way wish to diminish the...
    andyj823 andyj823 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    Myself and my husband have been trying

    for 6 years to get pregnant. I have had 2 miscarriages and 2 failed attempts at IVF. I have had every test and so hast husband and we have been told there are no problems. I've seen ally friends one by one have children and today became an auntie for the first time. As much as I...
    Tombes Tombes 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    Start Of The Two Week Wait

    So yesterday I had my donor IUI so I start the dreaded two week period of an or not. Last time I was do sure I was I felt so devasted when the test came back negative. The hyper awareness of my body is driving me bonkers. You know my boobs hurt maybe I a pregnant? Reviewing...
    Supervixen76 Supervixen76 31-35, F 2 Responses May 13, 2012

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    Guess This Is Really It

    My wife and I have dealt with infertility for our entire marriage. About 6 months after we got married, she got pregnant with our first. She has a son from a previous marriage. The week of my birthday that year, I got a call from her at her dr's appt. It was her 16 week check...
    ezrider ezrider 36-40 2 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    i have pcos and im on clomid 5th cycle anyone

    else whos taking it i need some hope
    chocolatechip2015 chocolatechip2015 31-35, F Aug 8

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      I have been struggling to have a baby

    for 12 years! After 8 years of trying really, really hard to conceive and multiple infertility treatments, my hubby decided (on his own) that he didn't want to pursue having children anymore. We agreed before getting married that we both wanted to have children, and I would not...
    indigoskyye indigoskyye 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Knowing It Will Never Happen

    Been with my husband for 6 years now have tryed to have a baby over and over again knowing that in his past relationships that's where the issue lied exs cheating b/c they couldnt wait ,I belived it would be diffrent for us I would not cheat we would have a child so after year of...
    SLTJ SLTJ 22-25, F 2 Responses May 29, 2012

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    The Pain of Infertility

    I am 25 years old. I am suffering from infertility. I have been trying to conceive for six years now. I have been unable to go to a specialist due to it not being covered on my insurance.  My husband and I have been married for a little over six years now and have been...
    Samantha2008 Samantha2008 22-25 5 Responses Aug 4, 2008

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    Life Goes On

    I've only recently found these pages - and thank you. I am single, 43 and have been undergoing IVF treatment for nearly 2 years, with donor *****. I'm almost at the end. It is now I am starting to face the reality that I won't be a mother. I have well meaning friends who say...
    Dekireba Dekireba 41-45 2 Responses Oct 7, 2012

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    No Choice But To Become Sterile

    Hi, i am 28 years of age and been with my partner for 9 years. I made the plan to get a good job set up home and be financial secure for the baby. Unfortunatley this has come back to haunt me. I have been having test upon test to find out why i have not fallen pregant and...
    kghope kghope 26-30 2 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    I have pcos it was so hard

    for me to get pregnant. God knows every month I would cry because I wasn't pregnant. It took me 9 yrs to have a baby. My first boyfriend cheated on me because I wasn't able to give him a baby. I was overweight hair loss it was bad and I was depressed. Thank god I finally figure...
    NatashaX NatashaX 31-35, F May 14, 2014

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    Is anyone else tired of hearing just give it

    time and it will happen???!!! Or stop trying so hard and it will happen???!!! And all of these comments coming from people who got pregnant the 1st time they tried??? Maybe I'm bitter because it hasn't happened yet for me...I don't know...
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 25, 2014

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    While I'm in a different situation

    than others on here. I struggle with the fact that I will never be able to have my own children. It hurts knowing that I will never be able to experience pregnancy and a traditional motherhood. Furthermore, even biological children are completely out of the question because of...
    poodahpop poodahpop 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 17

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    Feeling like my life is revolving on the

    pregnancy tests that come back negative and on the crushed hopes I experience month to month as another pregnancyless month starts... I try not to get my hopes up when I'm late and yet I can't seem to help myself! I guess the fact that it's brought up at every family gathering...
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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    I'm so full of rage. I find out my friends step

    kid is having a baby and I'm so angry She lies, steals and is just so not worthy and I can't understand why I didn't get to keep my pregnancy and now I have to have IVF and I can't afford it My dreams are shattered and I'm tired of these losers who gets a baby with no effort I...
    ninipaz ninipaz 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 4

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    Another cycle started

    and I have to wonder if I'm ever going to get pregnant. I mean me an my husband had been trying now for almost 3 years now! Please don't comment if you're just going to say to just give it time or not to think about it because you obviously have no idea what it's like to have...
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F 5 Responses May 18, 2014

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    I hate seeing on the news

    or just out in public where these moms are neglecting their kids and being awful parents! I don't understand why they were blessed with a child and not me... I'm happily married and financially stable yet 13 yr olds are getting pregnant and thousands of babies are aborted...
    Young1513 Young1513 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2014

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    Knock, knock... Who's there?

    Aunt Flo. Go away!! Today marks yet another cruel joke Mother Nature has become quite fond of the last couple years of us trying to have a baby. It's been different these last few months though... I used to cry, question the reason to life, wonder when it was going to happen...
    laurenb229 laurenb229 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    Overwhelming Depression Over Infertility

    I've had two losses...one was ectopic 6 years ago and the other a miscarriage 3 yrs ago. I wasn't trying when these happened. Now I've been trying almost 3 years, its been a year since i stopped ovulating on my own. I took clomid 50mg and this is my last round. It has made me...
    PhoenixRising78 PhoenixRising78 31-35, F Aug 14, 2012

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    It's Not Fair

    Since I was 16 all I have ever wanted was to get married, live in a nice house and have babies... well, I'm now 37, never been married, don't have a nice house and can't have any kids. I went to a fertility specialist, who is the best in the state and he diagnosed me with...
    dragonfly3311 dragonfly3311 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 11, 2010

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    Depressed

      My Husband and I have been married for 7 years. It wasn’t until our 2nd year of marriage that we decide we would try to conceive. To make a long story short. It has been a tough road for my husband and me. My husband and I both have taken a series of Clomid and still no...
    truelybless truelybless 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    Kisses For a Little One

    I've always wanted a family.  My husband and I got married in August 2001 and started trying to conceive in October 2001.  I went nearly 6 years without ever being pregnant.  In July 2007, thanks to Clomid, I had my first positive pregnancy test.  We lost that...
    siskisses siskisses 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2007

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    Hi just found this group

    and I'm struggling to cope with the fact that I may never become pregnant again! The future seems so bleak and uncertain and full of disappointment. I feel selfish when the bitterness of someone who is pregnant takes over . After 6 year's of trying to finally get a positive...
    userlorenzo userlorenzo 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 24

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    Infertility had changed me

    as a person. I no longer have the ability to be happy for anyone that becomes pregnant or has a child. I feel selfish and jealous but I can't change the way i feel. I'm sick to death of being depressed and crying the same tears day after day. I'm making my husband miserable, and...
    rebecca991 rebecca991 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm fed up of dealing with infertility.

    I wish I could not want a baby anymore, how do I make it stop?
    rebecca991 rebecca991 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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    Even when almost 150 lbs lighter I couldn't

    hold onto a pregnancy (I'm 335 now). That coupled with my 1st marriage ending in divorce pushed me past my round tipping point, furthering my depression and binge eating. I ballooned up to 550 and now I'm in my mid 30s and struggling with not only not being able to carry but...
    rebelwife9000 rebelwife9000 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    yet another negative test :(

    so here is some of my story. I have been married almost 10 years we have actively been trying for our first baby for about 7 months, now I say actively because we have not been on any birth control or taking any precaution not to get pregnant in 5 years, but only in the last 7...
    karabear1985 karabear1985 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    ladies: remember to never tell other women

    friends about your infertility, there's always a woman out there that will find away to use it against you and hurt you.
    sunchaserx sunchaserx 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I found out I'm intersex

    when I was 12 that meant I can't have children. Ever. I don't have ovaries. Probably don't have uterus either. I can't have sex because my vagina is too small. Now I'm 23 and people start to having kids. I'm sad. It will only get worse.
    lunardarya lunardarya 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    My husband and I haven't used protection

    for over 4 years with the attitude of "it will happen" but it hasn't. We are in our mid 30's and decided it was time to see what was going on. He has an extremely low ***** count and what is there isn't healthy. The doctor has referred us to an infertility clinic, however it...
    Janeunderground Janeunderground 36-40, F 2 Responses May 1, 2014

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    My Prayers

    God answers so many of my little prayers, so why not the big ones too? I just can't understand it Why does He do the things he decides to do? My deepest desire lies unfullfilled I feel so hopeless inside I know I should be thankful and not so full of pride. I ask God every day...
    ghaliafs ghaliafs 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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    Trying To Deal

    Well me and my husband have been trying for about three years now, and i also tried with my ex-husband (which was a blessing we never had a child). Well i have found out i am not ovulating and my husbands ***** count is low. I am still trying to cope with everything i know there...
    BabyGal6488 BabyGal6488 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2013

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    Got my hopes up, I should have know better.

    ..thought I felt myself ovulate last month and got so excited because we did everything we were supposed to. I was 3 days late and I was gonna go buy a test and take it that day...then I started and I was crushed. I'm so depressed and feel like giving up hope. Has anyone ever...
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    'Relaxing' And 'Letting Nature Take It'S Course' Will Never Result In Pregnancy

    I have PCOS. I know that it makes getting pregnant difficult. I know it requires a complete lifestyle change to manage it properly. I know that a lot of women in my situation can get pregnant. But for us, it's not an option. My husband has azoospermia - the kind that isn't...
    twitchivixen twitchivixen 26-30 3 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    I have been trying for a baby

    for the last 5 years now and we have had no luck.I don't have a regular cycle so it is hard for me to tell when i am ovulating or not, but we always have sex at least 2 times a week, sometimes more. I know it can take up to a year to conceive but everyone i know who have had a...
    jessica3322 jessica3322 31-35 Jan 19

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    So I got told that I may not be able to have a

    family of my own as I am infertile was has sent my depression spiralling out of control
    DarkestCub DarkestCub 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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    I will never get the chance to experience

    motherhood and that makes me feel so empty. My husband and I waited 10 years to try to have a baby and then we wasted another two years trying. When we finally got tested we were told he would never be able to get me pregnant without medical intervention. Then, we waited to...
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