In our Realtalk series, we're sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest conversation about an incredibly tough topic.
Infertility treatments did not work for my husband and me. Unlike other families, we don't have a long list of years of trying and endless procedures.
Financially, all we could afford was one round of in vitro fertilization. And when it didn't work, and we lost our two babies, we took a loan out the next day to try again. In the end, we lost three.
And so, because the money was gone and our hearts were broken, we stopped treatments before we were able to hold our babies in our arms. We also are not choosing adoption, despite the vast majority of people who (mistakenly) think that this is the natural next step to failed infertility treatments.