So over the last few months I have realized I am not alone in this battle to motherhood. Just being part of the Stirrup Queens has put me in touch with so many women. Because I’m open about my journey people come out of the wood work on a regular basis to share their struggles. Yesterday I had 2 random encounters.
- I was about to start my Pilates class at the Y when I asked the instructor about acupuncture and who he uses. He gave me a couple names then turns to another woman and said “Who have you been using?” She named the same folks then we started class. After class she came up to me and asked what I needed acupuncture for. I said “infertility” which opened the door for her to share her struggles. She used my Dr but didn’t like her so sought another doctor. Her new doctor is based in Las Vegas and his website is www.haveababy.com so I checked it out and it looked VERY nice but we aren’t flying to another city. I looked through their pregnancy stats and they are the same as my clinic in Nashville. But I do plan to use her acupuncturist.
- I needed to pick up my Clomid from Walgreens for the Clomid Challenge test. So I stopped by Walgreens on my way home and the drug was $29. Our insurance doesn’t cover it. I said to the pharmacist “I guess they don’t think having a baby is medically necessary.” She said “Tell me about we tried for 5 years and spent over $20000. But insurance will cover Viagra.” Now that is messed up insurance will help a man get erect but not women become mothers. Don’t both things mess you up emotionally which can lead to medical problems. Any who she gave me my meds and wished me good luck.
I just drove away thankful that I was not the only broken one. I’m not the only one with broken female parts. I am bummed for all of us that are carrying this cross but selfishly grateful I have others to share this journey with.