Dealing with Infertility Differently the Second Time Around

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As the title of Melany Gallant's post on Confessions of a Social Media Junkie says, "Infertility is a bitch." Though, more than just a rant about the plain old awfulness of not being able to conceive, Melany takes you on a journey through her first experience, which lead to a baby, and how it shaped the experience she is having now, having been diagnosed with secondary infertility. Our life experiences change and shape us, even when it seems that they are closely related.

I encourage you to click through and see how her views have changed over the years.

sad toronto blossomsAfter DD was born – heck, even while I was pregnant with her – people would ask if we planned to have another child. I would always respond carefully. Usually with a, “We’ll see. We’d like too, but right now we’re just so happy to have this child.”

It was a hard road getting to DD’s birth, and I had a feeling the fourth time around would be just as hard as the first three.

I wasn’t wrong.

We’ve been trying to conceive another child for well over a year now. Several fertility tests later, we’ve been diagnosed with ‘secondary infertility‘ – a catchy phrase that means you are unable to conceive or carry a baby to term, after giving birth to at least one child.

Photo Credit: qmnonic.

Read more from Infertility Is a Bitch at Confessions of a Social Media Junkie


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