Monday, April 25, 2011

Bust a Myth: Infertility is a Private Matter

Infertility is a Private Matter, Right?

A couple weeks ago
my husband showed off
pictures of our daughter
at work.
One of his coworkers
(insensitive cow)
"Wow. She doesn't look
a thing like you.
Are you sure she's yours?"

My husband is not
the type of person
to suffer idiots.
He said:
"No. She's not mine,
genetically speaking.
We used donor sperm."

The cow...
excuse me,
was appalled.
Not because she had made
such a serious social blunder,
in saying something so rude,
but because my husband
so openly talked about
such a private matter.

After all,
Infertility is a private matter.

Infertility shouldn't be a private matter. The more we talk about it, the more coverage, knowledge, and support we have. So talk about it.

And yes, it's a true story.

It's National Infertility Awareness Week. Infertility affects 1 out of every 8 couples... like me. Find out how you can participate and provide support to 7.3 million people living with this disease: This post is part of the Bust a Myth Bloggers Unite project.


  1. I want to slap that fertile biotch!!!!! I love Jeff for being so straightforward. But I'm sorry he had/has to put up with that B.S.

  2. WOW! What a freaking bitch. Who the hell says something like that?? And then thinks it's a voodoo subject. Can I slap her for you? I can't believe how rude she was. I hope your hubby knows it's not DNA that makes a daddy and father. It's the man. And he'll be a fantastic daddy. :)

  3. Wow, people are so stupid! Good for your husband for being so open

  4. I love your husband. In a totally platonic gal-who's-got-her-own-but-respects-truth-tellers kind of way. Thinking of you this NIAW!