You’re Not Alone: Fertility

Sydney Day Fertility

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Being able to conceive a child isn't a thought that usually first crosses your mind. Of course I can, I'm a woman. That is until you start trying to have a baby. Sometimes the struggles you face trying to get pregnant can seem insurmountable. Weeks, months, and years, can go by still you keep trying. According to the CDC, a little over ten percent of women in the U.S. have dealt with fertility issues. That's 6.7 million people. Many Mamaloder's have gone through the basics, from buying basal body thermometers, ovulation prediction kits, and supplements. Then there's the more frustrating moments of watching your friends and others celebrate their big, expectant bellies, all while you keep trying. Maybe you had to suffer miscarriages in the attempts to have a child. Maybe you've been lucky enough to have one baby but you want a second, and its just not happening.

Or even after being successful in fertility treatments, you think you're done when boom, there's those two lines again. Luckily, its good to know you are aren't alone! Whether your hubby is your unsung hero in the battle for a baby or you have to constantly remind yourself to take the bad with the good after conceiving, you aren't alone.

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About the Author

Sydney Day

Sydney will start her senior year at the University of Montana this fall and is very excited to be a part of the Mamalode team this summer. She was born in Seattle but ventured out to Montana to spend a few years outside the city and see the big sky country. After graduating she hopes to head back to Seattle and focus on feature writing at an alt-weekly magazine. She has had a love for writing from a very young age and hopes to one day write her very own novel.

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