Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nine months later...

...And that has nothing whatsoever to do with pregnancy!

It's been Nine. Whole. Months. since I last posted!  I'm going through a bit of withdraw at this point.  I miss the blogosphere and recently realized how much so after the flurry of action surrounding National Infertility Awareness Week 2014.  Props to Resolve for spending the last 25 years spreading awareness, hope, and advocacy for infertility!

I am happy to say that I will slowly be inching my way back into writing on this blog since my dissertation research is done!

è finito!

 es fertig ist!

 se acaba!

 그것은 완료!

No matter how it is written, that crazy end-of-the-PhD-project is finished!

Well, mostly.

I still have to do some fine-tuning based on feedback from the powers that be, but I am excited to say that the research went well.  I found out some fantastic things about infertility and how women can cope with it and even feel better having had experienced it.

Yep.  You read that right:  Feel better because of experiencing infertility.  

How is that possible?  I know it's a weird concept, and even some of the women who took my survey thought the idea was asinine and proclaimed they would never, ever feel even the most minute benefit from having experienced such a crisis.

Ultimately, though, most of the women who took the survey did experience some kind of psychological growth while experiencing infertility.  Once the dissertation has gone through all of its fine-tuning and has been published, I will share the results here.  The posts that follow will go heavily in to how you can feel what many of the women felt who participated in my research.

Make no mistake: Infertility blows.  And nothing that I will discuss in this blog will negate those horrific feelings.

But, what if you could also experience some happy moments because of IF?  What if there are things about yourself that improved only because of infertility?

It is possible.  And I'm excited to talk about that in the coming months.

Stay tuned...

Until next time, be well,
~M


P.S. My blog has moved to its new home over at Miracles Happen Fertility Center.  Check it out HERE.