Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Adventures in Infertility #23

#23 {Infertility From the Husband's Perspective}



"You not getting to be a mom is like Michael Jordan not getting to play basketball."

"You haven't lived until you have strapped a sample cup into the passenger seat and sped off to the lab!"

- THE AUSSIE


Find out what other husbands have to say on the subject...


The Husband's Perspective
"It’s frustrating to fork over tons of money and still not be pregnant. Most people get pregnant for free. At worst it costs a nice dinner or a couple of nights at a bed and breakfast (or a case of beer, for those who are into big surprises). Then there’s us. We’ve spent lots of money trying to get pregnant. And it’s hard to watch the savings be depleted. It’s difficult to watch the financial goals we’ve worked towards for many years slip out of reach. It’s hard to not get resentful and frustrated"

Inside a Husband's Mind Dealing with Infertility
"Me: What are some things you would tell other men to help their wives feel more at ease about the whole process?
Him: At ease… funny that. I guess don’t give up, even if she’s thinking about giving up, pick her up and let her know she’s not alone. If you really plan on being a father, you can do nothing less"
Shooting Blanks: A Husband's Perspective on Infertility
"Of course having children (even just one child) would be like winning the lottery, but as long as your spouse is your best friend and you can laugh together no matter what — you've won the jackpot. "

Dear Darling Wife: Infertility From the Husband's Perspective
"As a man, I am somewhat more detached from the struggle of infertility. I don’t receive monthly biological reminders that we aren’t yet on the path to parenthood like you do. I don’t experience the same hormonal swings, and I don’t have all the same chemical reactions reminding me of our situation. But I still feel the emotional pangs and the spiritual questions as I wonder frequently why we haven’t yet conceived."

 *Laughter is the best medicine right?  Why not laugh at my infertility?!  I do not mean to offend with any of these posts, it is just a way to let go a little and see the humor in our situation. Please laugh with me!

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