I was surfing through a blog the other day and saw a book that references IF. IF, if you’re new here, is “infertility”. I’ve used the term IF in many blogs, in speech, in emails, and so forth. But I never noticed something until today.
IF is IF.
As in “if”. Infertility is a land of “if”.
IF I can’t get pregnant then I’ll go to the doctor.
IF this doesn’t work, then I”ll go to a specialist.
IF my hysterosalpingogram is clear and his analysis is good,
then I’ll start Clomid.
IF Clomid works, then I’ll be a mama.
IF Clomid doesn’t work, well, then what?
IF I’m going to use injectables, then I need to learn how to give myself a shot.
IF these drugs work, then I’ll be a mama.
IF they don’t, then what?
IF I get pregnant, what if something goes wrong?
IF this all works, will I be a mama?
There are so many IFs, so much waiting and seeing, so much trial and error. Infertility is truly IF.