Lesson 29 – Community and Support While Trying to Conceive

Lesson Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of community when trying to get pregnant. 
  • Feel encouraged sharing your fertility experiences with others, especially when you are feeling frustrated or lonely. 

Major Points in this Lesson:

  • Support during the trying to conceive process can be highly advantageous to couples. 
  • By making use of various resources you can stay connected with other women during their TTC journey. 

While you have likely come to understand the fertility cycle, how to chart your symptoms, and how to interpret your BBT data using an in-ear thermometer, the process of trying to conceive can still be overwhelming. While you may know when you ovulate, there may be other circumstances that prevent you from getting pregnant. 

During your TTC journey, it is important to have a close-knit community around you to share your feelings of frustration and isolation. Sharing your unique journey not only allows you to share your story with someone who understands, but it can also help others who are struggling with the same issues. Many women find comfort in talking to other couples who can provide mutual support.

There is no right way or wrong way to go through your TTC journey. Some women prefer to share their fertility problems with just their spouse while under the supervision of a trusted doctor. Other women enjoy making connections and gaining the support and acknowledgment that comes from reaching the same goal of thousands of other women who are trying to conceive. Both types of journeys can be highly rewarding.

If you do decide to share, know that you can share only what is comfortable for you. Some women prefer to share facts and knowledge about fertility, while others like to share their personal feelings of joy, sorrow, and frustration. When speaking with other women who have walked your path, you can become more empowered and experience a sense of self-healing. 

Experiencing infertility can be hard even in the best of circumstances. When you don’t have a close friend or family member to share your experience, you can easily feel isolated or depressed. Fortunately, the internet has provided an extensive list of resources in which you can connect with others in your circumstance, as well as gain important learning experiences.