Infertility as a Taboo Topic

Callie β€’ πŸ‘ΆπŸŽ€ 8.18.18. πŸ‘ΆπŸŽ€ 3.16.20.

Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples. With statistics like that, you'd think you'd hear more about it, but it seems to remain a rather taboo topic. You frequently see pregnancy announcements all over Facebook, but no one mentions their struggles with infertility... Sometimes, I wish I could just open up about it. But I fear being judged by our family members. I haven't been married quite a year yet, and I'm afraid everyone would say it's "too soon" for us to be TTC anyway, or that the circumstances aren't quite right. It's difficult because I desperately want, no, I NEED support, and I'm sure there are other people in my social network who are struggling with similar issues, but I feel I must remain silent. And I guess they feel the same way. I know infertility is a deeply personal subject, but god, sometimes I just want to shout my pain from the rooftops.