Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bust a Fertility Myth: You're Still Young, You Have Plenty of Time!

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) April 24th-30th, our friends at Resolve have asked the blogosphere to bust some infertility myths!

Bust a Fertility Myth: You're Still Young, You Have Plenty of Time!

Oh, if I only had a nickel for each time I've heard that.

Of course, when I was young - in the maternal sense - I didn't know I would have fertility problems. I thought I had all the time in the world. I got married at 29, and thought I'd be knee deep in babies by now. Not so.

When I went off of birth control pills several years ago, my doctor assured me that after a few months I'd be pregnant. A few months passed, then a few more. A few months turned into a few years. Same doctor, same're young don't worry, you have plenty of time! Take these pills and come back in a few months...

If I had it all to do over again, I would have been careless! I would have stopped using protection and trapped my boyfriend (now husband). Why not? Everybody else does it.

No matter what you hear, time is NOT on your side! If you are planning on starting a family, go see your doctor now and have a few simple tests done. You may find out that you are fertile, and your body is ready to go when your mind is. On the other hand, you may find out that you have a looooong road ahead, like millions of other unlucky women. Either way, it's never too soon to find out!

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