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Go Ask Mom

Go Ask Mom

Baby Steps: Start the dialogue

Posted August 12, 2010 8:41 p.m. EDT

Since I began this undertaking just three weeks ago, I’ve experienced a really heartwarming outreach from readers out there and even a handful of people close to me. Some of those are people right under my nose that I never would’ve known the weight they carry (or have carried) if it weren’t for this small catalyst. A part of me feels comforted that I’m not alone; another part feels pain to know others are also suffering; and another part is hopeful to hear from folks who’ve stood at the same juncture where my husband and I stand now.

I want to say thank you. And please continue…

When I made the choice to put our story out there, the idea was to start the dialogue. I want to shed the bad stigma of infertility. Maybe – if we keep talking about it – it doesn’t have to continue as a problem that couples suffer through in silence.

I want this to be an open forum. Please make comments, ask questions, and offer advice. It’s not just for me or for you, but for anyone who takes a few minutes to click and read.

If you are having trouble trying to conceive: What questions are you struggling with? What are you confused about?

If you’ve been through it already: What did you learn? What do you believe is important to know that doctors may not tell you? How did it impact your relationship with your partner and others?

Feel free to respond to each other. And I’ll do the best I can to respond in my Friday blogs.

Thanks again for reading and for sharing.

Christine is an associate producer at WRAL-TV, which includes research for 5 On Your Side and producing the 10 p.m. weekend newscasts on Fox50. She, her husband and two dogs moved to the Triangle in 2006. Christine is chronicling her experience as she and her husband struggle with infertility.