You feel angry, jealous, even envious, that your friend got pregnant, and wasn't even trying.
You feel so upset when you see a pregnant woman walk across the street, because it’s just one more reminder that you’re not pregnant.
The last place you want to be is at someone else’s baby shower.
You’ve secretly been avoiding other Moms from playgroup, because they’re already pregnant with their second child.
You want to give your only child more siblings; your first pregnancy came so easily. Now trying again has become so much more difficult because it’s taking longer than you ever expected.
You're so frustrated because the infertility doctor has no explanation of why you or your husband are having challenges with conceiving.
You're angry that you now need to do IUI or IVF, when all you wanted is a natural pregnancy with no drugs.
You’re stressed out about your growing financial burden because your insurance won't cover another round of IVF.
Your doctor just told you that you must lose weight to increase your odds.
Or your doctor told you that your biological clock is ticking, and your eggs are on the edge of being too old.
Or maybe you've just lost trust in your body's natural ability to conceive and you can't even imagine becoming pregnant, even though you so desperately want to.
You've had a few miscarriages and lost faith that you can even hold a pregnancy.
You always thought you’d have a baby of your own, but now it looks like you’ll have to consider other options, like donor eggs, donor sperm, other people's embryos, surrogate pregnancy, or possibly adoption.
Deep down, you don't want to feel this way, but you do. You just can't stop those feelings from coming up – but you're obsessed with them. It's all you can think about, over, and over again. And it’s exhausting.