I believe one of the gifts of infertility, or any disharmony in the body, is that it forces you to take a closer look. Why aren’t things working as they should? If you choose to accept the challenge, in some cases, infertility can lead you to becoming your healthiest self — in body, mind, and spirit. Or, at least that’s how I like to look at it. The first time I became pregnant I miscarried. My husband and I weren’t trying to conceive, it just happened. I was ready to have a baby, but he wasn’t. When I first told him the news, honestly, he was pretty freaked...
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