Effing Funny Fertile Friday – Happy Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day. Can you pick the one that doesn’t fit on this list? Bet you can.
Hot and sexy.
Yep, I’m guessing that whether or not you have ever struggled to have a baby– you still picked infertility out of that list.
Infertility & Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day can SUCK when you are in the midst of infertility.
Sex sometimes is, well, less than what it used to be. We’re not feeling our best, our strongest, our most enticing throughout this process.
Infertility is not sexy. It doesn’t feel cool and hip to say, “hey, we’re done trying to have a baby having hot sex, we’re off to the doctor instead.” We’re not all bragging about this, even when we know it’s not something we need to feel ashamed about. We may not need to feel shame– sometimes we do anyway.
It’s not manly and it’s not womanly to know that your man-parts or woman-parts aren’t working quite right. Who likes that?
Infertility can suck. It just can.
There’s a zillion other ways to look at this. And in over fourteen hundred blogs in the past six years, you can easily find many other ways to look at this. In fact, just yesterday, the blog was all about unloading and making room for new feelings and perspectives.
And sometimes it’s ok to just say it sucks.
Still, this is Effing Funny Fertile Friday and I am not being funny. I am being a downer. So here’s my next try at a list. Pick out what doesn’t fit here.
Deeper understanding of one another.
Guess what? Infertility fits in absolutely, perfectly, 100% on that list.
Happy Valentines Day.
Whether you are a family of one, or two, or more. Celebrate your love, whether with a partner or spouse, a dear friend, a family member or a furry pal.
Celebrate the love that you have in your life.
And cause I promised funny- here’s a great image from a friend on Ladies Night In Online. (Secret, hidden FB page for RMACT patients, email me at FertileYoga@gmail.com if you are interested in joining.)
About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.