Being honest and open with your friends and family that you are going through infertility is a huge step.
By sharing it publicly you are admitting to yourself that yes, this is your battle.
While keeping it private is completely acceptable, being open about it can be so freeing and healing.
It might open up more doors, conversations, and emotions- but in my experience having people understand- even a little- what you’re going through can be so helpful.
It takes away that small part of your life that you’ve been hiding or keeping close that allows you to breathe a little easier- it allows you to take control of your situation and to decide exactly what you want to share and what you want others to know.
You have to decide for yourself when you want to be open about your infertility.
It is a vulnerable feeling to share something so private and personal with others. Ask yourself if having other people know is worth it to you. For most- it is.
It could mean having people understand why you may not have children, or why you haven’t had another baby. It takes away the elephant in the room at family gatherings.