The women who come to Fertility Road are usually some place on the contiuum, from Unsure to Hopeful to Disappointed to Terrified to Excited to Despair to OK to Alone to Hopeful to Confused to Frustrated to Angry to Lost… This is a big part of the landscape of (in)fertility.
Women spend months navigating their cycles, trying to understand what’s happening, what’s NOT happening and the crazy emotions that pick you up and throw you down. Two really strange places on the continuum are the unfamiliar emotions and the conflicting emotions. You may be unfamiliar with Envy or Anger at another woman’s belly bump. Annoyance when everywhere you look is another preggo. Sadness that creeps in unannounced. The conflicting emotions are really confusing. Someone at work announces their pregnancy. Such a happy occasion! And you’re really happy for them. But damn! Damn! Really? Did they have to announce it in front of everyone? Including me? You can’t get out of there fast enough.
At Fertility Road, we talk about it, cry about it and we laugh twice as much as we cry about it (right everyone? right? yes, I’m right). There is no place else like this, where you can say EXACTLY what’s on your mind and EVERYONE here gets it.
No worries if you’re shy, quiet or reserved. You can participate by just being here. The thing is, the one place on the fertility continuum that you don’t want to linger, is alone. We’re women. We process life difficulties with each other, talking, walking, drinking tea, wine, meeting for lunch, dinner, on the phone, with sisters, girlfriends. One-on-one or groups. And I must say, this is a powerful group. Women who go through this process are courageous, whether you believe it or not. It’s scary and you do it anyway. That’s courage.
Wherever you are, just getting started or “down the road a piece” as my Dad used to say, come join us this Saturday at…
Heal from Within
4545 42nd Street NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20016
Call if you have any questions or send an email to info@HealFromWithin.com.