Last year, we posted a list containing 5 of Our Favorite Infertility Blogs. It generated tons of comments – as well as recommendations on more infertility blogs to read, commiserate with and learn from.
We felt it was time to send you a new list, so here are some more infertility blogs we think you’ll enjoy checking out. These blogs help to connect you with others who are sharing the same journey. While it’s important to learn and grow through your experience – it’s also a refreshing feeling simply to know that you are not alone!
Check Out These Infertility Blogs Written By Women Just Like You!
The Unpregnant Chicken. So, we can honestly say that laughter and infertility do not typically go hand-in-hand. Yet, life is pretty bleak if you can’t find humor in even the most heartbreaking of situations. Perhaps that is why The Unpregnant Chicken is such a unique blog. Author Kaeleigh MacDonald is a lover of the written word, which is why blogging comes so naturally to her. You can follow her blog – which chronicles part of her three-year journey – finally getting pregnant after an IVF cycle. She continues to be a major supporter and advocate for all who are still feeling stuck in the “Squawk Box,” as she calls it.
A great quote from her homepage: I want more snarkiness and less sobbing. I want more laughter and less heartache. I want more incredulity and less depression. Because this road is hard! Hard and long! And that’s precisely why we need to put some humour back into the process. I can’t go another month simply wallowing in grief. No! I refuse! Sometimes, you just need to pick yourself back up and laugh at the ridiculousness of the whole thing. And sometimes you need a girlfriend to help you get there. I’m that friend! Let’s talk about it!
Waiting for Baby Bird. This blog chronicles the almost half-decade journey of Elisha and her husband as they have worked hard, and then quit working, and then accepted the natural miracle that may need to happen for them to become parents of a biological child. Elisha was diagnosed with PCOS, one of the leading causes of infertility (even though it is often completely misdiagnosed or never diagnosed at all). She has been through the infertility treatment wringer, including pregnancy and miscarriage. In the midst of all of this, she and her husband have also become the (unplanned) foster parents of a beautiful little girl.
Bottom line, her blog is heartfelt, real and shares the ups and downs of infertility, amongst the already serious ups and downs of life in general.
Baby Bug Journals. Most blogs focusing on infertility include tidbits about other aspects of life as well, but we think Baby Bug Journals is one of the best at this. In addition to learning about author Lindsay’s infertility struggles, you get to read awesome posts on fun, DIY projects for and around the house – including some pretty sweet little baby things. She’s a crafty one that Lindsay. Staying busy is a great way to wile away the time as you wait for those positive pregnancy outcomes. This blog will give you plenty of inspiration to do just that.
Dreaming of Diapers. There are several unique things about Dreaming of Diapers. First, the author’s infertility journey began (unbeknownst to her) at age 10. A ruptured appendix AND ruptured ovarian cyst caused irreparable damage to her right ovary, which was later removed. That was just the beginning of the layered anatomical issues that make it difficult for her body to conceive and carry a baby. She has spent several years visiting fertility specialists and suffering the devastation of failed fertility tests. Second, this is one of the only infertility blogs we’ve found where the author has seriously considered the use of a gestational carrier, a smart option for couples who have viable sperm and eggs, but a womb that won’t cooperate.
We’re rooting for all of these couples to find health, hope and peace as they struggle through one of the most challenging things a couple/family can go through. Do you have more favorite blogs you’d like to share with our blog readers? Please leave links in the comment box below.