Trying for a second baby posed different challenges to trying for a first with the confusing emotions of frustration, shame and feeling greedy when we knew we were lucky to have one child.
I knew I was lucky to have Zac but my joy at having him only sought to make my desire for another child even stronger. I felt guilty for wanting another and angry when friends said “but at least you have Zac”
Secondary Infertility is hugely common, yet rarely understood or spoken about. You feel isolated and distant from the fertile, baby world that you long to be part of and yet you are cast aside from the Infertility community, who see you as already being lucky.
Sometimes sad, sometimes funny, this is my frank and honest account exploring the physical, mental and emotional challenges we faced going through IVF when we were fortunate to have a child but felt we still had more love to give.
Soon to be published, I hope to shortly sell the book via this site also, but I wanted to raise awareness of the stigma through our story online, in the hope that somebody somewhere will read it, won’t feel alone or guilty anymore but will find the strength to follow their dream of having more children.
Please like and share this page amongst your friends. You never know they might be silently struggling. Plus, the more interest I can generate in the book, hopefully the more I can attract interest from a great publisher! I’d be really interested to hear your comments about the sample chapters. If you are interested in purchasing the book when it is published, please express interest on the Contact Me page, so I can reserve you a copy. Thank you for visiting.
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