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Infertility Grief: Your Feelings Are Normal—Here’s Why

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Grief is a subjective experience and journey. For some, comfort is found in books like Elisabeth Kubler Ross’ “On Death and Dying” which outlines the stages of grief as Ross researched them. For others, there’s comfort in knowing that regardless of the stages, grief is never linear.

Because while there are statistics around infertility — 1 in 5 women are unable to get pregnant after a year of trying and 1 in 4 women have difficulty carrying a pregnancy to full term, according to the CDC — there is no average time by which a couple’s infertility journey will be over.

Bouncing back and forth between the stages is both normal and expected, especially because an infertility journey is fluid.

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