I hit my knees in gratitude yesterday when this piece went up. I have submitted several times to mindbodygreen and am thankful and sooooo excited this piece was chosen. It is a piece that I feel like I am finally figuring out my balance between my truth and my mission. I hope I made you proud too.

My IVF Treatments Failed. Here’s What I Wish Others Struggling With Infertility Knew

In our Realtalk series, we’re sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest conversation about an incredibly tough topic.

Infertility treatments did not work for my husband and me. Unlike other families, we don’t have a long list of years of trying and endless procedures.

Financially, all we could afford was one round of in vitro fertilization. And when it didn’t work, and we lost our two babies, we took a loan out the next day to try again. In the end, we lost three.

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12 thoughts on “What I Wish Others Knew

  1. BnB says:

    Justine, I just love this piece! I read it yesterday when you shared it on Facebook and immediately like “yes, yes, yes!” I have noticed a lot of subtle changes in your writing since you came back from your retreat…you’re writing with more clarity, organization, and directness (please don’t take this as a criticism of your previous writing, I loved that too). I love it! Yes, you’ve made me very proud and I’m so happy to have your voice speaking out for our tribe!


    1. Thank you so much! This means so much as I am practicing away at my writing techniques and really working on the second book. Thank you, as always! J


  2. Meaghan says:

    Yes! Love it. Every point is spot on. Shared!


  3. anotherforty says:

    I too loved loved this piece when I saw it on FB yesterday. You provide such clarity and emotion all at once, and the message is so important. Thank you!


    1. So happy it is striking a chord! I am SHOCKED and so, so, so happy at the response!! Thank you my friend! Justine


    1. Please feel free to share it from Ever Upward or from mindbodygreen! Thank you, Justine

      Liked by 1 person

      1. artemise says:

        I would like if it’s possible to try to translate it in french if you ‘re agree, it’s so helpful…


      2. Of course, translate! Thank you!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Pamela says:

    Well done! Congrats, Justine. Will be sure to Tweet it.


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