Written by: Jenny
I remember the feelings like it was yesterday. Some things will never leave a person. My struggle with infertility.
My daughter, Julianne Faith, and my son, Miles Parker, are miracles. Truly. It took three years, three rounds of IVF, a myriad of other failed treatments and six miscarriages to have them. A horrible journey that I would walk all over again if it meant having my babies. They're my world and I feel like the luckiest woman on the planet every single day when they call me 'mommy'.
Although the road to motherhood was rough (and that's putting it mildly), there were blessings along the way. Friendships and bonds that I may not have otherwise encountered. Meeting and working with the founders of the Kansas City Infertility Awareness Foundation -- an incredible organization offering support and information to couples battling infertility. How I wish they had existed when I was going through it! I remember feeling so alone and so lost. I didn't know anyone going through the things I was going through. I had no idea how to select a specialist. Googling only created more anxiety.
I have emceed the KCIA Family Building Conference every year. Unfortunately, I have a scheduling conflict this year and I won't be able to do it. But, my heart will be there. My heart is with YOU if you're going through a hard time right now. I get it. THEY get it. Please go to the conference. It's a day of support and SO much information. You can meet with Kansas City infertility doctors and adoption specialists and attend breakout sessions that pertain to your specific situation! You'll even have a chance to win prizes!
Go with your spouse, your partner, your mom, a girlfriend, alone... truly, doesn't matter! You'll feel right at home no matter what.
Click here to register.