Infertility Warrior: Sadie


Today on the blog I want to introduce you our infertility warrior Sadie. Sadie is a mom to a beautiful baby girl born via IVF. She is also the creator of Good Grief Journals. We are thrilled to have her here today to tell her story and answer a few questions.



Q: Tell us a little about your infertility journey.
My husband and I began trying to have a baby shortly after we got married. After about 16 months of trying, we went to a fertility specialist. We tried multiple rounds of Timed Intercourse, did an IUI and in 2019, participated in a clinical study for IVF and ended up getting pregnant through the IVF clinical study. In December of 2019, our IVF baby girl was born.

  
Q: What has been the hardest part?
The hardest part for me was feeling like I was less than and didn’t have any purpose outside of being a mother. I really struggled with that because my whole life I grew up saying that I wanted to be a mom when I grew up, so when that turned out to be much harder than anticipated, I felt worthless.




Q: What has been the best part?
Obviously, having our miracle babe here has been the absolute best part. But honestly, a VERY close second would be finding hope again. In 2018, we took a 9 month break from trying and in that time, I worked hard on finding joy in the journey and finding hope and that made such a huge difference in my life.

 Q: What is one thing people kept/keep saying or asking during your journey you wish they wouldn’t have?
There are a lot of things, but I think the thing that was hardest for me to hear was “You WILL get pregnant,” because I honestly didn’t know if that was true and so it was frustrating to try to explain to people the reality of our situation and not sound like a complete Debby Downer.

 Q: Where are you now on this journey?
We are currently soaking up our sweet new baby. Which is absolutely incredible. 

Q: Anything you have learned that you would like to pass along?
Take care of yourself during the journey. Taking breaks for your mental AND physical health is not a bad thing. Taking breaks doesn’t mean you’re quitting or giving up. It means you’re aware of yourself and your limits and you’re giving yourself the grace you need to make it through this journey!



Q: Anyone or anything that has inspired you along your journey?
I find inspiration through a lot of things, quotes, music, scriptures, being outside. 

Q: Any resources or other accounts you would like to share that you found helpful during or after your journey?
Something that truly helped me through my journey was my Infertility Journey Journal from Good Grief Journals. Working through the prompts really helped me to keep perspective and make the big decisions we needed to make as well as work through my anxieties as we went through different treatments.



Q: Where can people find out more about you?

People can find me at @sadie__banks (two underscores!) on Instagram or @goodgriefjournals
You can also find me on my website at www.goodgriefjournals.com!

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This story was submitted to The Infertility Chronicles.
Submit your own story, by emailing us at infertilitychronicles@yahoo.com

Do you know someone who could benefit from this story? Please SHARE on Facebook and Instagram with your friends and family.

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