Monday, 31 August 2015

Others have had it much worse than I

I was speaking to a lady a week ago, who told me how hard it was for her to go through the IVF process. I heard the pain in her voice and the hardships she had experienced. Then she went on to discount all her emotions by saying "I know many others who have had it much worse than I".

I don't see it this way!

I believe all of our experiences with IVF are profound and worth talking about with importance and respect. If you have been through IVF once or nine times; who is qualified to measure the emotional pain you felt? I don't believe anyone has the right to say, 'well you only went through it once and now you are pregnant, you have it much better than another lady I know you went through it many, many times...'

We are all unique, with our own perspective and feelings. One thousand ladies could go through exactly the same experience and all see it through different eyes and respond differently to the process. We are humans and not one of us has the exact same experience as anyone else.

We are not robots going through the steps. The emotional lessons and experiences we have are the greatest teachers of all. I feel at the end of the IVF process if you don't come out with a baby or even if you do, you gain so much more insight and understanding into who you are as a person. Into who your partner is. These lessons are what my book is about. Rediscovering who you are through this difficult experience.

Don't all difficult experiences remind us of our inner strength and encourage us to tap into it?

If you are brave enough please share with us which inner strengths you discovered within yourself through the IVF process.

Until next time,

Narelle Hudson

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