When Ike and I first got our infertility diagnosis we were devastated. We didn't know anyone who was having trouble conceiving. In fact, it seemed like everyone we knew was getting pregnant.
Then one day in the newspaper (yes we still read those way back then) we read an article about two local women who were starting a peer led Resolve support group. It was wonderful. A place where we could connect with others. In fact, my cousin showed up to the same meeting. We knew the other was having issues, but we also knew we weren't supposed to really know that.
Eventually the group dissolved. When we moved here we looked online for a support group here. Especially since we didn't know hardly anyone here. But there wasn't one. There were no groups listed for the entire state.
We were shocked. Especially since we were in such a large metropolitan area. No support infertility support groups?!?
Then one day, through the miracle of twitter (ha ha) we discovered that a peer led Resolve infertility support group had just started. I went to the meeting and have continued going every month since May, 2011 as long as we are in town.
Here comes the big part for me.
I am so, so excited about a new opportunity for others to give and receive support. Especially in the infertility journey. It is so isolating.
There are so many ways I have received support in my infertility journey.
- Resolve support groups
- Twitter chats, specifically the ones we have started hosting