Pregnancy obsession?

It took three years of trying to conceive, before we had our first son, that’s three years of thinking about pregnancy. That time included a miscarriage an ectopic and a round of IVF.

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It took three years of trying to conceive, before we had our first son, that’s three years of thinking about pregnancy. Plus the year and a half of marriage before that, when we were regularly asked about starting a family. So 4.5 years thinking about pregnancy. That time included a miscarriage an ectopic and a round of IVF.

Pregnancy was all I thought about.

Can you become addicted to the idea of being pregnant!? 

Add on the nine wonderful months of actually being pregnant, which takes me to 5 years, 3 months of thinking about pregnancy. 

We knew we wanted to try for more children, and we were incredibly lucky to fall pregnant again just 9 months later, so with nine months between pregnancies and nine of actually being pregnant, we’re now at 6 years and 9 months of thinking about pregnancy!!

I’ve thought about pregnancy for around a quarter of my life! So even though I’m incredibly fortunate to have my two beautiful sons, I still feel a pang of something, (whether it’s envy or perhaps anxiety, I’m not sure) when someone announces a pregnancy. I’m obviously also very happy for them, but it takes me back to that time where pregnancy was my obsession. We went through a lot to get our family and I don’t want to just forget about that time, as horrible and as testing as it was, it’s most definitely a part of me, and I think that’s okay. We learn from our experiences and my 6 years and 9 months experience of thinking about pregnancy has taught me so much and is helping me to support friends and family in their quest to have a family.

 

 

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