I’ve been umming and ahhing about making a thread like this for a while. Not many people seem to bring this up but I had a really good chat with an ATD at the weekend about it and thought it would be good to have a general thread for people to share experiences/commiserate/discuss. I did do a quick search but couldn’t find anything.
B and I have been trying for about 2 years now (which is small-fry compared to some couples). We had an early indication that there may be some difficulties due to a PCOS diagnosis and a subsequent revelation that we have a very low chance of natural conception without some help. This has led to around 18 months of visits to our local hospitals fertility centre, . We were due to have an exploratory surgery there to investigate the issue/stimulate fertility but that got cancelled when Covid hit. I can’t see that happening any time soon unfortunately which is making us both unhappy.
On top of that, every couple around us (friends, neighbours, colleague) are getting pregnant all the time (pretty standard for early/mid 30s I guess) which is getting tougher and tougher to deal with. While we’re happy for our friends it’s causes a lot of upset in private later. B even had to message her best friend yesterday to say “stop sending me daily photos of your newborn because I can’t deal with this”. FFS. Lockdown is also pretty shit for this also as everyone with kids is moaning about having to look after them (which is somewhat understand I suppose)…
Anyway, feel free to share your experiences/stories/support. I’ve tagged as SSP (I think) for obvious reasons.