When someone shares with you that they're having trouble conceiving, it can be difficult to know how to respond.
Many couples share a dream together of having a children. But for couples who experience infertility, realizing that dream can be a challenging, seemingly impossible journey. Unfortunately, an experience with infertility isn’t rare. You may know someone struggling with infertility. According to the CDC, six percent of women living in the United States who are between ages 15 to 44 cannot become pregnant.
When you add in another 12 percent of women living in the US between the ages of 15 and 44 who experience difficulty in getting pregnant and carrying a pregnancy to term, you end up with almost one in five women who experience infertility in the US alone.
When someone shares with you that they’re having trouble conceiving, it can be difficult to know how to respond. If you don’t experience it, it’s hard to know what to say. Those who struggle with infertility desire support and understanding.
Click over to my latest article at Aleteia to read seven things about what women (and couples!) experience with infertility (and how you can help!).
Want to learn more about the experience of infertility? Listen to 'A Letter to the Woman Experiencing Infertility'. I was blessed with an opportunity to visit with Connie Poulos and chat about her experience with infertility as a Catholic woman. If you're a woman who experiences infertility, she wants you to know that you're not alone. You're His daughter.