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600 Positive Thinking IVF Quotes: Fertility (2023)

1. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. ”


2. “Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets. ” — Friedrich Nietzsche


3. “It starts to hurt the most when you have to start pretending it doesn’t. ” — Anonymous


4. Walk Your Path


5. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” ‒ Psalm 46:1


6. “There is nothing more disappointing than feeling ready and then looking down at a negative pregnancy test. ” — Anonymous


7. “You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat. ”


8. “A little progress each day adds up to big results. ” — Anonymous


9. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow. ”- Mary Anne Radmacher


10. “It’s going to be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” — Anonymous


11. “And you begin again and sometimes you lose, sometimes you win, but you begin again. Even though your heart is breaking, in time the sun will shine and you will begin again.”


12. “Learn to trust the journey even when you don’t understand it.” – Mila Bron


13. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ‒ Nora Ephron


14. “Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason it will. ” –Ziad K. Abdelnour


15. “The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are. The second greatest is being happy with what you find. ”


16. “Even miracles take a little time.” —Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother


17. “Not to be too detailed, but I’ve had an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriages and I’ve had fertility treatments. I’ve done all the stuff you can possibly do to try get pregnant. ” – Nicole Kidman


18. I’m so happy for you to have the opportunity to start a family. I can’t wait to meet your bundle of joy!


19. “Hope itself is like a star—not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity and only to be discovered in the night of adversity. ” — Charles H. Spurgeon


20. “Creating a family in this turbulent world is an act of faith, a wager that against all odds there will be a future, that love can last, that the heart can triumph against all adversities and even against the grinding wheel of time. ” — Dean Koontz, From the Corner of His Eye


21. Don’t Give Up


22. “Just keep swimming.” ‒ Dory, Finding Nemo


23. “Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops… at all. ” — Emily Dickinson


24. “After the first miscarriage, I tried to take the attitude that it was my body’s way of telling me that this pregnancy wasn’t meant to be, and that it was better for everybody. But after the second one, it was really devastating. ” – Christie Brinkley


25. “She who is brave is free.” ‒ Seneca


26. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.”


27. “A goal without a plan is just a wish. ” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


28. “I am learning to trust the journey even when I do not understand it.” —Mila Bron


29. “The children we bring into the world are small replicas of ourselves and our husbands; the pride and joy of grandfathers and grandmothers. We dream of being mothers, and for most of us that dreams are realized naturally. For this is the Miracle of Life.” – Azelene Williams


30. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear. ” — Robert Ludlum


31. “I get pregnant pretty easily, but I have a hard time keeping them … I don’t say it’s a walk in the park. But what are you going to do? We just try again.” —People, October 2003


32. “That sounds so difficult.”


33. “The bigger the storm the brighter the rainbow” – Milly Johnson


34. “It’s hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; It’s even harder to give up when you know it’s everything you want.”


35. “I found that each time a test was negative, it stopped the dreaming and hoping for a while. Taking the test was a way of puncturing the balloons of hope because if I didn’t, they would lift and lift without any evidence, and their falling back down every month was too painful. Essentially, I took all these tests to keep myself from hoping, because the hoping was breaking my heart. ”- Shauna Niequist


36. “After a while, when you’re not successful, you start to associate the word ‘failure’ every time you pee on a stick and it doesn’t come out the right colour. What starts out as a dream becomes a project that’s all-consuming — everywhere you look, women are pregnant, and every song on the radio seems like it’s all about being pregnant! It becomes a very frustrating, frightening place.” — Brooke Shields (Down Came the Rain)


37. “Don’t give up. If it’s your dream to have children, there’s a way, whether it’s through a donor, a surrogate or adoption. There is a child – or children – out there, just be persistent!”


38. “You don’t need to give an inspirational speech of how what's meant to be will be,” says Alice. “We don’t want to hear that - we just to know that somebody is there for us.”


39. “Anyone that’s been in the place of wanting another child or wanting a child knows the disappointment, the pain, and the loss that you go through trying and struggling with fertility.” — Nicole Kidman


40. “Oh, what a power is motherhood, possessing a potent spell. All women alike fight fiercely for a child.” — Euripides


41. The big miracle you’re hoping for takes time, patience, understanding, and trusting the universe that it will come through


42. “People talk about the miracle of birth. No. There’s the miracle of conception. I did IVF, but nothing happened. So I began to think of adoption, and then I got pregnant. It was definitely a miracle.”


43. “With any pregnancy, whether it’s through IVF or not, you feel a danger. You have to remain positive and try to relax as much as possible. ” Celion Dion


44. “Just because your path is different doesn’t mean you’re lost.” — Gerard Abrams


45. “The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.” – Unknown


46. “It always seems impossible until it’s done. ” — Nelson Mandela


47. “Like most women, I thought it would be easy once I decided to start a family. I was surprised that Mother Nature kept poking me in the eye, saying, ‘Nope, nope, nope. ” – Nia Vardalos


48. “Anyone that’s been in the place of wanting another child or wanting a child knows the disappointment, the pain and the loss that you go through trying and struggling with fertility. ” — Nicole Kidman


49. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the best. ”


50. “When the world says, ‘give up,’ hope whispers, ‘try one more time. ’” — Anonymous


51. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. — Psalm 37:5


52. “Our fate lives within us; you only have to be brave enough to see it.” — Merida, Brave


53. “There is purpose in your season of waiting.”


54. “When the world says, ‘give up,’ hope whispers, ‘try one more time.’” ‒ Anonymous


55. “When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on. ” -Theodore Roosevelt


56. “The English language lacks the words to mourn an absence. For the loss of a parent, grandparent, spouse, child or friend, we have all manner of words and phrases, some helpful some not. Still we are conditioned to say something, even if it is only “I’m sorry for your loss.” But for an absence, for someone who was never there at all, we are wordless to capture that particular emptiness. For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent ephemeral shadows over their lives. Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?”


57. “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” ‒ Ephesians 2:10


58. “We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In Him, our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” ‒ Psalm 33:20-22


59. Strong Too Long


60. “Women often endure infertility, pregnancy, infant loss, miscarriages and stillbirths in isolation, because while sadness is a socially palatable response to these often life-altering events, rage, frustration, jealousy and guilt are not. ” — Soraya Chemaly, Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger


61. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


62. “The time is always right to do what is right. ”


63. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ― Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh


64. In vitro fertilization is an emotional journey for all women who have gone through it. Thankfully you have your partner and people who care about you to lean on. I’m here for you anytime you need someone to listen


65. “I am learning to trust the journey even when I do not understand it. ” – Mila Bron


66. “Your worth is not determined by your fertility.”


67. “We all slip somewhere near in space, but almost never cross paths. It is a beautiful, well-groomed woman standing at the counter and selling jewelry to you. It is a girl running a flower stall. It is your neighbor who greets you daily in the lift. It is a woman who works with you in an office. It is your French teacher. It is an Instagram girl who moved to live by the sea. It is the girl who sat next to you in the underground. It is a woman who just walked past you on the street. It is a relative with whom you haven’t been speaking for ten years. These infertile women are among us. This woman is me.” ‒ Karina Savaryna, Not Pregnant


68. Choosing to go through this process and risking it all says a lot about who you are. You are strong and courageous and will make a kind and loving mom


69. “It might be an uphill battle, but my God made the mountain I’ve been asked to climb, so I will trust him.”


70. “It’s not that motherhood is out of reach, it’s that it’s just out of reach. It’s not that motherhood didn’t happen, it’s that it almost did and, in fact, still could. The difference between the grief of infertility and other reasons for mourning ‒ the loss of a spouse, for example ‒ is in that promise of ‘just,’ in ‘almost,’ in ‘still could.” ‒ Alexandra Kimball, The Seed: Infertility is a Feminist Issue


71. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald


72. We Still Hope


73. Don’t Stop


74. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”


75. “Storms make trees take deeper roots.”


76. “When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again. Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him! Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” ‒ Matthew 6:7-10


77. “A little progress each day adds up to big results.” —Anonymous


78. I’m here for you and will support you in any way I can


79. “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” ‒ Stephanie Bennett-Henry


80. Miracles


81. “Creating embryonic children in the laboratory abuses them, by subjecting them to unnatural processes. These techniques are both destructive and dangerous and therefore unethical,” Anthony Ozimic, SPUC’s communications manager, said in a statement.


82. “If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.” — Gusteau (Ratatouille)


83. “It is undignified to inject yourself with hormones designed to slow or enhance ovarian production. It is undignified to have your ovaries monitored by transvaginal ultrasound; to be sedated so that your eggs can be aspirated into a needle; to have your husband emerge sheepishly from a locked room with the “sample” that will be combined with your eggs under supervision of an embryologist. The grainy photo they hand you on transfer day, of your eight-celled embryo (which does not look remotely like a baby), is undignified, and so is all the waiting and despairing that follows.” – Belle Boggs


84. “What can I do to help?"


85. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” —The Hunger Games


86. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. ” — Suzy Kassem


87. “The greater the storm, the brighter the rainbow.” ‒ Anonymous


88. “I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. ” – Dalai Lama


89. “A great adventure is about to begin.” —Winnie the Pooh


90. “The English language lacks the words to mourn an absence. For the loss of a parent, grandparent, spouse, child or friend, we have all manner of words and phrases, some helpful, some not. Still, we are conditioned to say something, even if it is only “I’m sorry for your loss.” But for an absence, for someone who was never there at all, we are wordless to capture that particular emptiness. For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent ephemeral shadows over their lives. Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?” — Laura Bush


91. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”


92. Its okay to feel scared or doubtful. You’re not going through this alone. You have me to lean on


93. “The greater the storm, the brighter the rainbow.”


94. C. Gave Us Looks Now, they are back


95. “Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think. Not wonder. Not imagine. Not obsess… Just Breathe. And have faith, that everything will work out for the best.”


96. “And you begin again and sometimes you lose, sometimes you win, but you begin again. Even though your heart is breaking, in time the sun will shine and you will begin again.” – Barry Manilow


97. I know it’s tough to have to work so hard to do something that’s so natural and easy for other women. But your journey is unique. As difficult as it may seem, the experience adds to the beauty of your story


98. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’” ‒ E.B. White


99. “Anyone that’s been in the place of wanting another child or wanting a child knows the disappointment, the pain, and the loss that you go through trying and struggling with fertility. ”– Nicole Kidman


100. “Remember why you started?”


101. “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. ” — Anonymous


102. “She told me the sex of these children, so now I’m realizing I have kids in a freezer. It makes it real when you know the sex. I was like, ‘What is happening?!’ So I called my mom and said, ‘Mom, you’re a grandma! Here’s what we’ve got in the freezer — don’t tell anybody. Isn’t this weird?’ It was the strangest call ever. Then I realized I have to do another IVF round because if I want two kids, the two good-quality ones could only end up yielding one baby, and I keep hearing stories about all these women who keep implanting embryos and they don’t take. I was so upset about the idea of another round, because it’s exhausting, physically and mentally.”


103. “For everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love. — Anne Hathaway


104. “Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour


105. “After a while, when you’re not successful, you start to associate the word ‘failure’ every time you pee on a stick and it doesn’t come out the right color. What starts out as a dream becomes a project that’s all consuming — everywhere you look, women are pregnant, and every song on the radio seems like it’s all about being pregnant! It becomes a very frustrating, frightening place.” —Down Came the Rain, May 2005


106. Begin Again


107. “Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.” ‒ Wilma Rudolph


108. “Unfortunately, with fertility, time is not your friend. People are waiting longer to get married and longer to have kids, and so many more people are experiencing fertility issues. But no one ever talks about it. ” – Bill Rancic


109. “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ‒ Shel Silverstein


110. “A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink. ” -Gina Carey


111. “I found that each time a test was negative, it stopped the dreaming and hoping for a while. Taking the test was a way of puncturing the balloons of hope because if I didn’t, they would lift and lift without any evidence, and their falling back down every month was too painful. Essentially, I took all these tests to keep myself from hoping, because the hoping was breaking my heart.” — Shauna Niequist (Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes)


112. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” -Margaret Thatcher


113. “I got some bad news today and didn’t have anyone to share it with… but I guess I gotta tell someone. To all the women out there struggling with fertility, I feel ya. The universe works in mysterious ways and sometimes it all doesn’t make sense… but I hope there’s light about to shine through all the dark clouds.” ‒ Rebel Wilson


114. “These are all based off stories from friends, cousins or sisters and people feel that because it worked for someone else that’s advice that they can freely give,” says Alice. “But you feel like saying ‘there's a reason why we're doing IVF, so I can't stop doing IVF, and when I do IVF, how am I supposed to stop trying when I'm injecting myself with hormones?’”


115. “A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” —Gina Carey


116. “We must let go of the life that we planned so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ” — Joseph Campbell


117. “Parenting begins the moment you may any conscious effort to care for your own health in preparation for enhancing your child’s conception.” —Carista Luminare-Rosen


118. “Infertility often comes with grief and loss. You have to let go of the vision of how long the journey will be and learn to flow and become stronger through the process. ”– Halle Tecco


119. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible” — Audrey Hepburn


120. “I was taught the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.” — Marie Curie


121. “You know, I had a child when I was very young. I was a teenager. And I didn’t even consider having anymore children until I was married with my husband. And we got pregnant and we were very excited, we were very happy about it. And didn’t find out until it was too late that it was an ectopic pregnancy, which means that the baby is actually growing inside of your Fallopian tubes which aren’t designed to stretch as opposed to your uterus. So it had got past the part where they could probably give me a medication or something to save my fallopian tubes. So at this point the doctor told me you would not be able to have children naturally.


122. “Even miracles take a little time.” — Fairy Godmother, Cinderella


123. “She is brave and strong and broken all at once. ” — Anna Funder


124. “If I were to start a file on things nobody tells you about until you’re right in the thick of them, I might begin with miscarriages. A miscarriage is lonely, painful, and demoralizing almost on a cellular level. When you have one, you will likely mistake it for a personal failure, which it is not. Or a tragedy, which, regardless of how utterly devastating it feels in the moment, it also is not. - Michelle Obama, Becoming


125. “I think the most important question that you can ask a friend who's about to go through IVF is ‘how do you want me to support you?’,” says Alice. “Some people are really private and want to be left alone, whereas I just wanted to talk about it, to have the mental support.”


126. “I did go through a bit of a dark time during the years I was trying to be a mom. But I’m basically a very positive person. ” -Nia Vardalos


127. “Infertility is what it is.


128. “The strongest women become the strongest mothers before their children are even conceived.”


129. “There is purpose in your season of waiting.” —Megan Smalley


130. “If you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. ”


131. “’Hope’ is the thing with feathers –


132. “Making the decision to have a child—it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” —Elizabeth Stone


133. “It is one thing, I was discovering, to think, “Maybe I won’t have kids,” and quite another to be told, “Maybe you can’t. ” This is how impatience turns to desperation. ” — Peggy Orenstein, Waiting For a Daisy


134. “God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you” – Rascal Flatts


135. “Every cloud has a silver lining.” ‒ John Milson


136. “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.”


137. Love is patient, love is hopeful. Allow that love for your future child to carry you through. As Maya Angelou puts it, “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. ”


138. “Sometimes it’s hard to see the rainbow when there’s been endless days of rain.”


139. “Even miracles take a little time.” – Fairy Godmother, Cinderella


140. “I will say, honestly, John and I were having trouble. We would have kids five, six years ago if it’d happened, but my gosh, it’s been a process! We’ve seen fertility doctors, and then once you open up about all those things to other people, you start learning that a lot of other people in your life are seeing these people and they have this shame about it. So anytime somebody asks me if I’m going to have kids, I’m like, ‘One day, you’re going to ask that to the wrong girl who is really struggling, and it’s going to be really hurtful to them.’ And I hate that. So, I hate it. Stop asking me!” —FABLife, September 2015


141. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” ‒ Suzy Kassem


142. “Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will.” ~ Dr. Robert Anthony


143. “Anyone that’s been in the place of wanting another child or wanting a child knows the disappointment, the pain, and the loss that you go through trying and struggling with fertility.”


144. At the end of this wonderful journey, you’ll smile and realize that the pain and loss were necessary for you to finally receive your sweet little miracle


145. “Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it and to work for it and to fight for it. ” – Barack Obama


146. “It’s the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee. ” — Anonymous


147. “Women often endure infertility, pregnancy, infant loss, miscarriages, and stillbirths in isolation, because while sadness is a socially palatable response to these often life-altering events, rage, frustration, jealousy, and guilt are not. ” — Soraya Chemaly, Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger


148. Just because someone is blessed to have one child doesn’t mean that secondary infertility is an easy pill to swallow. ”- Nikki Parnell


149. “All it takes is faith and trust and a little bit of pixie dust”- Peter Pan.


150. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.”– Japanese Proverb


151. Chasing a Dream


152. Love recognizes no barriers


153. “We tried and tried and tried and tried and tried to get pregnant, but it just was not to be, the conventional way — I would give birth as often as I could, if I could. ” – Sarah Jessica Parker


154. “There is purpose in your season of waiting.” ‒ Megan Smalley


155. When the world says “give up”, hope whispers “try one more time”


156. “Hope itself is like a star — not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.” -Charles Haddon Spurgeon


157. ”And you shall be secure, because there is hope; yes, you shall dig about you, and you shall take your rest in safety.” ‒ Job 11:18


158. Don’t be discouraged and don’t be ashamed of your story. There are millions of women who share similar experiences. Many are moms today. You will be able to join the IVF moms success club soon!


159. “What if infertility isn’t a war but an awakening? What if it’s not about death but about a renaissance?” ‒ Rekha Ramcharan, Manifesting Motherness: Healing from Infertility


160. “I’m so excited for you.” When someone is about to start a transfer or an IVF procedure.


161. “One day you’ll be staring at the blessing you used to always dream about.” – Unknown


162. “The struggle is part of the story. ” — Anonymous


163. “A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles” — Jane Fuller


164. Never stop praying. — 1 Thessalonians 5:17


165. “You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.” – Joel Osteen


166. “What if infertility isn’t a war but an awakening? What if it’s not about death but about a renaissance?”― Rekha Ramcharan, Manifesting Motherness : Healing from Infertility


167. I’ll be by your side throughout your journey to motherhood. Please let me know what I can do to make this easier for you


168. “Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.” ‒ Mary Anne Radmacher


169. “You were given this mountain to show others it can be moved.”


170. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”


171. “Making the decision to have a child—it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” — Elizabeth Stone


172. “I had allowed myself to get my hopes so high that I hadn’t even considered the possibility of my body deceiving me.”


173. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” — Bob Marley


174. “Getting pregnant wasn’t easy, and I found that devastating. I really beat myself up for waiting so long when I’d always wanted children and family had been the basis of my happiness my whole life. ” — Emily Procter


175. “The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.” —Beyoncé


176. “You start doing your research and realizing that the fertility rate for women drops considerably. And you’re like, “Oh my God, now I want to get pregnant, and now it’s a crazy time where I might not be able to get pregnant because I’m getting older and my eggs are aging and my uterus isn’t as fertile as it used to be and my loins are not where they used to be. ” – Staceyann Chin


177. “And sometimes against all odds, against all logic, we still hope.” – Unknown


178. “I learned that all pain and loss is in fact a gift. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else.”


179. “Parenting begins the moment you may any conscious effort to care for your own health in preparation for enhancing your child’s conception. ” — Carista Luminare-Rosen


180. “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.


181. “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” ‒ Desmond Tutu


182. “The Amber Network has grown beyond my expectations and that just goes to show that there is a huge need out there, and there are a lot of people who are feeling lost, broken and isolated.”


183. “For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent ephemeral shadows over their lives. Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?” — Laura Bush, Spoken From The Heart


184. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” Robert Ludlum


185. “And you begin again and sometimes you lose, sometimes you win, but you begin again. Even though your heart is breaking, in time the sun will shine and you will begin again. ” — Barry Manilow, “You Begin Again”


186. ‘My Friend Is Always Pointing Out Hot Guys, and It Makes Me Insecure’ Comparison is a thief. It wants nothing but your time and happiness.


187. “I hope every woman out there who wants to be a mother and is suffering with infertility, will explore all the options and know that if you choose the science route, it is okay. ” Cindy Margolis


188. “I was taught the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.”


189. “The longer you wait for something, the more you’ll appreciate it when you get it. Because anything worth having is definitely worth waiting for. ” — Anonymous


190. “It’s going to be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”


191. “For many men it is very difficult to accept and understand Infertility. They think only women can be infertile. They do not understand or want to understand that there may be a deficiency in men. ”― Ravi Ranjan Goswami, Missing


192. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.


193. “All it takes is faith and trust and a little bit of pixie dust.” – Peter Pan


194. “I had a few friends who just backed out of my life as it was all too hard, they just didn't know what to say so it was easier (for them) to say nothing,” says Alice. “This is the worst thing you can do as losing friends just adds to the loneliness and feeling of isolation.”


195. Why not just adopt?” Why not mind your own business!


196. “And sometimes against all odds, against all logic, we still hope.” ‒ Dr. Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy


197. You Know in Your Heart


198. “For the twins I did IVF six times one after the other … I’d done five years at Caesars Palace and went half a year around the world on tour and it was finally time to get pregnant again. I thought as long as my health permitted me and unless my doctor thought physically I couldn’t do it, then I would go on with the IVF until someone told me to stop. With any pregnancy, whether it’s through IVF or not, you feel a danger. You have to remain positive and try to relax as much as possible. I always say that my children’s first country is inside of me, so I try to make it a good one and be healthy … People stop because it’s very expensive but I kept on going, I was not going to stop just because I had a contract for singing. I would have hated every song for the rest of my life, so I said try to postpone the Caesars Palace shows because it wasn’t a good enough reason for me not to try for a baby. A life or a contract? I couldn’t live with that.” —The Daily Mail, November 2013


199. As long as you keep trying there’s a chance you’ll succeed in the end. You’ll hold your gentle baby in your arms and realize every second of uncertainty was well worth it


200. “Sometimes the struggle is what makes success even sweeter. ” — Anonymous


201. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”


202. “And sometimes against all odds, against all logic, we still hope. ” — Anonymous


203. “This is a way in which parents can have children who are genetically related to them,” Watts said. “And the descendants of any woman born via these therapies should inherit healthy mitochondria and be free of mitochondrial disorders.”


204. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.” – Zig Ziglar


205. “The greater the storm, the brighter the rainbow. ” — Anonymous


206. “Infertility often comes with grief and loss. You have to let go of the vision of how long the journey will be and learn to flow and become stronger through the process.” ‒ Halle Tecco


207. “I’m not telling you it's going to be easy, I’m telling you it's going to be worth it. ” —Anonymous


208. Struggle


209. “Is there any point in breathing if this is what the world is asking me to face?’ You think to yourself. Somehow though, whether through madness or magic, you find a way to. You keep breathing even when you don’t think you can. You surprise yourself.” ‒ Jodi Sky Rogers


210. “There’s no telling how many miles you have to run while chasing a dream.” — Anonymous


211. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” — Margaret Thatcher


212. “Do not lose hope. For after the storm, there is sunshine.”


213. “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. ” — Desmond Tutu


214. “People talk about the miracle of birth. No. There’s the miracle of conception. I did IVF, but nothing happened. So I began to think of adoption, and then I got pregnant. It was definitely a miracle.” —Parade, May 2009


215. “IVF is very upsetting. It’s a brutal process and it’s very emotional. It’s really hard. But then you pick yourself up, look around and see this unbelievably beautiful little baby you’ve got anyway,” – Greg Wise, husband of Emma Thompson


216. “Is there anyone dearer than the children of people you love, especially when you don’t have your own?” — Lisa Unger, Under My Skin


217. “I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born.” – Isaiah 66:9


218. “When life puts you in a tough situation, don’t say ‘Why me?’, say ‘Try me’. ”


219. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ‒ Nelson Mandela


220. “Even miracles take a little bit of time.” – Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother


221. “They don’t get the particular nature of this grief, how it’s less about the loss of a potential child than it is about the endless possibility that there may yet be an actual child.” ‒ Alexandra Kimball, The Seed: Infertility is a Feminist Issue


222. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” – Anonymous


223. “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” ‒ Robert H. Schuller


224. “Fall seven times, stand up eight. ”


225. He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord! — Psalm 113:9


226. “You were given this mountain to show others it can be moved. ” — Anonymous


227. “There’s a certain amount of shame that is placed on women who have perhaps chosen a career over starting a family younger. The penance for being a career woman is barrenness. You feel like you’re wearing a scarlet letter.”


228. “I know people have tried much longer [than we have], but if there’s anyone out there who is trying and they’re just losing hope… just hang in there. Try every avenue. Try anything you can do, ‘cause you’ll get there. You’ll end up with a family and it’s so worth it. ” — Jimmy Fallon


229. “Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.” Robert Brault


230. “We went through the process. There are all these shots, they make your body crazy, they make you emotional, they hurt. I was getting shots every day. I wasn’t telling you guys — my husband and I were going through this at home together. He hated giving me the shots, he probably cried more than I did … ” – Aisha Tyler


231. “You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.” -R.Z.


232. “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” — Stephanie Bennett-Henry


233. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. — Romans 12:12


234. “She is brave and strong and broken all at once.” — Anna Funder


235. “Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours.” – Zero Dean


236. “I fought tooth and nail to become a mother. I suffered several miscarriages, including two at five months. That’s when you have the clothes already picked out, the nursery is already painted. They ask you do you want a funeral or do you want the cremation. We went through that not once but twice, me and my husband. So our Kevin is a hard-won child. I would’ve loved to have had more children but I don’t want to test my blessing. Being a mother is for me. It’s not for everybody. It’s for me.” —PBS, September 2015


237. Giving up is not an option, not when there’s a future baby depending on you to hold on to hope


238. “For everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love.” ‒ Anne Hathaway


239. “Connecting with those you know love, like and appreciate you restores the spirit and gives you energy to keep moving forward in this life.” – Deborah Day


240. This is your unique path to motherhood. It’s not how you get there but that you get there. And you will!


241. “Throughout my life, there were a few hard days. Days where even when I tried to be happy, my heart still cracked, and Mother’s Day was one of those. For others, it stood as a celebration. For me, it spoke of loss and failure.” ‒ Brittainy C. Cherry, Disgrace


242. “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.” Isaiah 43:2


243. “It is because of hope that you suffer. It is through hope that you’ll change things.” –Maxime Lagace


244. “A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.” ‒ Anonymous


245. The other 50% represents failed IVFs for the same age group. The figure is daunting, yet there’s a 50 percent chance for success


246. “Learn to trust the journey even when you don’t understand it.” — Mila Bron


247. “Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle. ” — Wilma Rudolph


248. “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” —Anonymous


249. “It’s not that motherhood is out of reach, it’s that it’s just out of reach. It’s not that motherhood didn’t happen, it’s that it almost did and, in fact, still could. The difference between the grief of infertility and other reasons for mourning – the loss of a spouse, for example – is in that promise of ‘just,’ in ‘almost,’ in ‘still could. ” – Alexandra Kimball, The Seed: Infertility Is a Feminist Issue


250. “For so many women and not just women in the spotlight, people feel very entitled to know, ‘Do you want kids?’ A lot of people, especially people that have fertility issues, just say ‘no’ because that’s a lot easier than being honest about whatever is actually going on. People mean so well, but they have no idea the harm or frustration it can cause.” ‒ Gabrielle Union


251. “Don’t expect everyone to understand your journey, especially if they’ve never had to walk your path.” ‒ Anonymous


252. “After Missy, I had two miscarriages and a tubular pregnancy. Not having more is my only regret in life. We were going to adopt, and then Edgar changed his mind. I worry now because there’s nobody for Missy. When the chips are down, the only one who will take you in is a relative.” —People, June 1993


253. “For nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” ‒ Luke 1:37-38


254. Challenges Make Us Stronger


255. Infertility is this huge emotional roller coaster. If you want in your heart more than anything to have a baby, it's the hardest thing you will ever go through physically, emotionally and financially.” — Cindy Margolis


256. “Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”― Roy T. Bennett


257. “We did in vitro a week after we got married. We were supposed to go to Greece and Paris and have this fancy honeymoon, and I said, ‘Let’s stay put and see if we can’t give this baby a chance.’” —People, April 2007


258. “Creating a family in this turbulent world is an act of faith, a wager that against all odds there will be a future, that love can last, that the heart can triumph against all adversities and even against the grinding wheel of time.” —Dean Koontz


259. “Whatever the struggle, continue the climb. It may be only one step to the summit. ” — Diane Westlake


260. “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase. ” — Martin Luther King, Jr


261. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. ” – Margaret Thatcher


262. “Don’t expect everyone to understand your journey, especially if they’ve never had to walk your path.” – Zig Ziglar


263. “So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.” ‒ 1 Peter 5:6


264. “Life is rough so you gotta be tough” – Johnny Cash


265. “Anyone that’s been in the place of wanting another child or wanting a child knows the disappointment, the pain, and the loss that you go through trying and struggling with fertility.


266. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.Oh, this can be a hard one to hear. How often do you have to hear advice on being patient? However, this one is special because it reminds us that fertility is a natural process, even in its most controlled environment. It often takes patience and courage you never knew you had before your sacrifices will be rewarded.


267. “No matter what joy your past choices have brought you, you can still have this experience – it’s not greedy to ask for it. And no matter what pain, sorrow or loss your past has brought you, you can still choose to be a mother – you’re not being punished. ” – Rekha Ramcharan, Manifesting Motherness : Healing from Infertility


268. “Don’t expect everyone to understand your journey, especially if they’ve never had to walk your path. ” — Anonymous


269. Whoever said money can’t buy happiness has never paid for fertility treatments


270. “A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” ‒ Gina Carey


271. “Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours.” ― Zero Dean


272. “It’s been really emotional.


273. “And you begin again and sometimes you lose, sometimes you win, but you begin again. Even though your heart is breaking, in time the sun will shine and you will begin again.” ‒ Barry Manilow


274. “A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” — Gina Carey


275. “Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again!”


276. “I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” ‒ Alex Elle


277. “We tried to have another child, it didn’t work, and I went into a deep clinical depression. It’s only now that I no longer count other people’s children or judge myself harshly for not providing my daughter with a sibling. ” — Emma Thompson


278. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. ”


279. Think of how lucky you are just to have IVF as an alternative way to conceive. It’s an opportunity so many women cannot financially afford. Let that thought be your guiding force any time you get discouraged


280. “Breathe, darling.


281. “A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink. ” — Gina Carey


282. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” —Margaret Thatcher


283. “After the first miscarriage, I tried to take the attitude that it was my body’s way of telling me that this pregnancy wasn’t meant to be, and that it was better for everybody. But after the second one, it was really devastating. Four months is a lot of living with that little life in you — thinking about it, eating right for it, nurturing it and all of a sudden, it dies. After the second one, we decided to try in vitro, because both Peter and I felt we couldn’t handle another failure.” —Good Housekeeping, 1998


284. “It is one thing, I was discovering, to think, “Maybe I won’t have kids,” and quite another to be told, “Maybe you can’t.” This is how impatience turns to desperation.” ‒ Peggy Orenstein, Waiting for Daisy: A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, a Romantic Night, and One Woman’s Quest to Become a Mother


285. “A great adventure is about to begin.” ‒ Winnie the Pooh


286. “The darkest hours are just before dawn.” ‒ English Proverb


287. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” ‒ Maya Angelou


288. “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” –Desmond Tutu


289. “Infertility often comes with grief and loss. You have to let go of the vision of how long the journey will be and learn to flow and become stronger through the process. ” — Halle Tecco


290. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – A Japanese proverb.You will become a parent, if that is your heart’s desire. Becoming a parent means watching your baby, and then child, be willing to fall down and stand right back up. You can be his or her own best example with the patience and discipline you begin cultivating through your IVF journey.


291. “The only place where your dreams become impossible is in your own thinking,”– Robert H Shuller


292. “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you. ” — Stephanie Bennett-Henry


293. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. ” -F. Scott Fitzgerald


294. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. ” — Margaret Thatcher


295. “There are definitely times when I walked out [of the doctor’s office] hysterically crying, and other times when I was like, ‘OK, everything’s looking good—it’s going to be this month!’ The waiting and waiting has been a roller coaster. ” — Kim Kardashian


296. “Making the decision to have a child — it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” ‒ Elizabeth Stone


297. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher


298. Not An All Or Nothing Conversation


299. “I will not let the stress of infertility overtake my life.” — Anonymous


300. “Sometimes it’s hard to see the rainbow when there’s been endless days of rain. ” — Christina Greer, Two-Week Wait: Motherhood Lost and Found


301. “Parenting begins the moment you make any conscious effort to care for your own health in preparation for enhancing your child’s conception.” ‒ Carista Luminare-Rosen


302. “It’s hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; It’s even hard to give up when you know it’s everything you want. ” — Anonymous


303. “Last November, I had three embryos made, and we put them in the freezer. Then we did inseminations — IUI — because I was like, ‘Listen, I think we could probably have done this naturally, but what was happening before is that the ovulation kits weren’t working for me.’ Last month, I did another egg retrieval, and I got two eggs — so we tested all five embryos. Afterward, I had the craziest conversation with my doctor I ever thought I’d have in my life. She said, ‘OK, so here’s the news: We tested the five embryos. Two were bad quality, one was fair quality, and two were good quality.’ She told me the sex of these children, so now I’m realizing I have kids in a freezer. It makes it real when you know the sex. I was like, ‘What is happening?!’ So I called my mom and said, ‘Mom, you’re a grandma! Here’s what we’ve got in the freezer — don’t tell anybody. Isn’t this weird?’ It was the strangest call ever. Then I realized I have to do another IVF round because if I want two kids, the two good-quality ones could only end up yielding one baby, and I keep hearing stories about all these women who keep implanting embryos and they don’t take. I was so upset about the idea of another round, because it’s exhausting, physically and mentally.” —Health, July 2016


304. “Sometimes the right path is not always the easiest.” – Pocahontas


305. “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.”


306. “Infertility often comes with grief and loss. You have to let go of the vision of how long the journey will be and learn to flow and become stronger through the process.”


307. “I’ve picked up the wisdom that bad things happen, and yet the sun still comes up the next day, and it’s up to you to carry on living your life and keeping your setbacks in perspective. ” -Martin Short


308. “There’s a unique pain that comes from preparing a place in your heart for a child that never comes. ” — David Platt


309. “We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, but battle on. ” ~JK Rowling


310. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” — Robert Ludlum


311. “[We] tried and tried and tried and tried and tried to get pregnant, but it just was not [meant] to be the conventional way. Meeting your children [through surrogacy] rather than giving birth to them, it’s suspended animation. The gestational experience is gone. It’s as if everything else disappears for a moment and the world goes silent. ” — Sarah Jessica Parker


312. “Connecting with those you know love, like, and appreciate you restores the spirit and gives you the energy to keep moving forward in this life. ”


313. “I’ve picked up the wisdom that bad things happen, and yet the sun still comes up the next day, and it’s up to you to carry on living your life and keeping your setbacks in perspective. ”


314. “I’ve always wanted, notionally, to be a mother. And I was certain I would be, because everyone I know, gay or straight, married or single, rich or not so much, who truly wants to have a child figures out a way, some way, to have one – whether through adoption, fostering, surrogacy, fertility, accident, or persistence. ” – Faith Salie


315. “Some people concerned about the idea of germline therapies may fear that if such treatments for mitochondrial gene disorders were approved, a slippery slope would be created towards comparable alterations to the nuclear genome,” he said.


316. Keep Trying


317. “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done. ”


318. “You have survived 100% of your worst days.


319. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ‒ Dale Carnegie


320. “People cry not because they’re weak but because they’ve been strong for too long” — Johnny Depp.


321. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy,


322. “The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.” ‒ Beyoncé


323. “It is because of hope that you suffer. It is through hope that you’ll change things. ”


324. “The life an infertile person seeks comes to her not by accident and not by fate but by hard-fought choices. How to put together the portfolio of photographs. How to answer at the home study.” — Belle Boggs


325. “Hope itself is like a star — not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity. ”


326. “Scientific progress that benefits human health is at its most effective when such questions can be raised and treatments are developed in a transparent and consultative manner,” said Catherine Elliott of the Medical Research Council (MRC).


327. “Sometimes the struggle is what makes success even sweeter.”


328. “Fear never builds the future, but hope does.” ‒ Joe Biden


329. “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” — Rafiki, The Lion King


330. “Hope is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words –And never stops – at all.” — Emily Dickinson


331. “I want to be, like, a fertility minister. Like, someone who takes you by the hand and tells you that it’ll be OK. ” – GloZell


332. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley


333. “Part of my reaction to my diagnosis of infertility was deeply sarcastic and critical, part of it was morbid, part of it was numb, part of it was neurotic and desperate. To mush all of those notes together would cancel them out. I ended up just trying to keep them as separate as possible. ” -Monica Youn


334. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ‒ Martin Luther King, Jr.


335. “Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.” ‒ Bernadette Devlin


336. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” ‒ Romans 15:13


337. “It is one thing, I was discovering, to think, “Maybe I won’t have kids” and quite another to be told, “Maybe you can’t. ” This is how impatience turns to desperation. ” — Peggy Orenstein, Waiting For a Daisy


338. Nope, still not pregnant. Why yes, I have tried “relaxing” thanks for asking


339. “When it’s not enough to veto your children’s tendencies, you must in vitro them.” – Bauvard


340. “The world was selfish, unjust. How could so many undeserving people be given the opportunity to raise children they didn’t even want while so many worthy individuals didn’t get the chance?” — Brittainy C. Cherry, Disgrace


341. “And sometimes against all odds, against all logic, we still hope.” — Anonymous


342. “You’re a fighter. Think about everything you’ve overcome. Don’t give up now.” -Olivia Benson


343. “They don’t get the particular nature of this grief, how it’s less about the loss of a potential child than it is about the endless possibility that there may yet be an actual child. ” — Alexandra Kimball, The Seed: Infertility is a Feminist Issue


344. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela


345. “Even miracles take a little time.” ‒ Fairy Godmother, Cinderella


346. “Even miracles take a little time. ” — Fairy Godmother, Cinderella


347. “I will say, honestly, John and I were having trouble. We would have kids five, six years ago if it’d happened, but my gosh, it’s been a process! We’ve seen fertility doctors, and then once you open up about all those things to other people, you start learning that a lot of other people in your life are seeing these people and they have this shame about it. ” – Chrissy Teigen


348. “It is because of hope that you suffer. It is through hope that you’ll change things.” ‒ Maxime Lagacé


349. “She is brave and strong and broken all at once.” ‒ Anna Funder


350. “I am learning to trust the journey even when I do not understand it.” — Mila Bron


351. “It was a womb issue for me. Embryos wouldn’t implant. [Surrogacy is] a big leap, inviting this person into your life to do this amazing, important thing for you. And it’s hard losing that kind of control. But our surrogate is so extraordinary and she’s still in our lives. She’s like an auntie. ” — Elizabeth Banks


352. “After trying and trying, I unfortunately couldn’t have my babies. It was my reality. I heard about the surrogate option and it worked out beautifully.” —JET Magazine, November 2013


353. “[I]t really helped me when I had a miscarriage to talk to other women and hear that they’d been through it, too. It’s one thing to hear the statistics but it’s another to put faces to the numbers so you stop feeling like it’s your fault. I think that’s one of the reasons women don’t tell people when they’ve had a miscarriage — they think it’s their fault. I remember I worried what my in-laws would think, which is so crazy. I thought they’d think their son had married a terrible person. Also, because I made the mistake of telling people as soon as I got pregnant, I then had to tell them the bad news and then I felt like I was burdening them. So being able to joke about it was such a relief.” —The Guardian, June 2016


354. “I am learning to trust the journey even when I do not understand it.”


355. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” —Nelson Mandela


356. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” —Walt Whitman


357. It was by faith that even Sarah was able to have a child, though she was barren and was too old. She believed that God would keep His promise. — Hebrews 11:11


358. “You always pass failure on your way to success.” — Mickey Rooney


359. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. ”


360. “People talk about the miracle of birth. No. There’s the miracle of conception. I did IVF, but nothing happened. So I began to think of adoption, and then I got pregnant. It was definitely a miracle. ” —Iman


361. “I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength. ” — Alex Elle


362. “Something profound happens when you wake up in a calm green pasture on the other side of the treacherous storm that you thought would end you. You discover who you are beyond the unimaginable. You discover what you are made of. Suddenly, the thing that may have broken you becomes the very thing that empowers and emboldens you.” ‒ Jodi Sky Rogers, Mending Softly: Finding Hope & Healing After Ectopic Pregnancy Loss


363. “No great love ever came without struggle.”


364. “Women often endure infertility, pregnancy, infant loss, miscarriages, and stillbirths in isolation, because while sadness is a socially palatable response to these often life-altering events, rage, frustration, jealousy, and guilt are not.” ‒ Soraya Chemaly, Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger


365. “Even miracles take a little time.”


366. And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God. — Luke 1:36


367. “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” —Stephanie Bennett-Henry


368. If at any time you become frustrated with this procedure and wish to give up, know that it’s okay. All is not lost. You may still be able to conceive normally someday. A surrogate carrier can also deliver a healthy baby on your behalf


369. “Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day. ” — E. B. White


370. “The difficulty of IVF or of any fertility issues is the hope and the shattered hope, the dream that it might happen this time and then it doesn’t happen.” – Brooke Shields


371. “She believed in His plan, even she could not see His path.”


372. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela


373. Good luck on your IVF journey! I’m praying that it’s a success story you’ll reflect on and smile about


374. “If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” – Elon Musk


375. “Just because your path is different doesn’t mean you’re lost.” – Gerard Abrams


376. “A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” – Gina Carey


377. “Infertility is this huge emotional roller coaster. If you want in your heart more than anything to have a baby, it’s the hardest thing you will ever go through physically, emotionally, and financially.” — Cindy Margolis


378. “The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.” — Roy T. Bennett,


379. “It will all be okay in the end!”


380. “I have enough experience — in fact, we all do — to recognize that a positive HPT doesn’t guarantee anything, not even a decent number on a quantitative blood test. Believe me, of that I am painfully and queasily aware. I am about five minutes pregnant, the littlest bit, and from here anything could happen…….But just as anything bad could happen at this point, so could anything good.” – Julie Robicheax


381. “The life an infertile person seeks comes to her not by accident and not by fate but by hard-fought choices. How to put together the portfolio of photographs. How to answer at the home study. What clinic or doctor or procedure. Donor egg or donor sperm or donor embryo. Open or closed adoption. What country, what boxes to check or uncheck. What questions to ask, and ask again. When to start and when to stop. What to say when her child says, Tell me my story.” – Belle Boggs


382. “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens. ”


383. “As long as we are persistent in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens on its own. ” — Denis Waitley


384. “Learn to see the gift in adversity. By doing this you will begin to find true peace in your struggle. ” – Stacey Urrutia


385. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” ‒ Proverbs 3:5


386. “Infertility is this huge emotional roller coaster. If you want in your heart more than anything to have a baby, it’s the hardest thing you will ever go through physically, emotionally, and financially.” ‒ Cindy Margolis


387. “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” — Robert H. Schuller


388. The struggle is part of the story


389. “We tried to have another child, it didn’t work and I went into a deep clinical depression. It’s only now that I no longer count other people’s children or judge myself harshly for not providing my daughter with a sibling. ” — Emma Thompson


390. “Just relax” or “stop trying” were repeat offenders from people who thought they were helping.


391. Stronger


392. “Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, ‘I’m not going to make it’, but you laugh inside remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” — Charles Bukowski


393. “What feels like the end is often the beginning. ” — Anonymous


394. “Parenting begins the moment you may any conscious effort to care for your own health in preparation for enhancing your child's conception. ” — Carista Luminare-Rosen


395. “Every moment is a fresh beginning. ”


396. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.”


397. “For everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love. ” — Anne Hathaway


398. “We all slip somewhere near in space, but almost never cross paths. It is a beautiful, well-groomed woman standing at the counter and selling jewelry to you. It is a girl running a flower stall. It is your neighbor who greets you daily in the lift. It is a woman who works with you in an office. It is your French teacher. It is an Instagram girl who moved to live by the sea. It is the girl who sat next to you in the underground. It is a woman who just walked past you on the street. It is a relative with whom you haven't been speaking for ten years. These infertile women are among us. This woman is me. ” — Karina Savaryna, Not Pregnant


399. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” ‒ Margaret Thatcher


400. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher


401. You are Valuable


402. “It’s hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; It’s even harder to give up when you know it’s everything you want.” – Anonymous


403. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. ”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr


404. “You’re feeling burnt out and discouraged, but you’ve made it this far and I think that’s really brave.”


405. “Courage doesn’t always roar.


406. Think of me as someone you can call on at any time you wish to vent or ask for advice. I’ll be your judgment-free zone


407. “I’ve had some not happy moments with [IVF], very traumatic moments. [Getting pregnant is] difficult as you get older. It’s not something that can just happen. ” — Tyra Banks


408. “Don’t compare your struggles to anyone else’s. Don’t get discouraged by the success of others. Make your own path and never give up. ” — MJ Korvan


409. “John and I were having trouble. We would have kids five, six years ago if it had happened, but my gosh, it’s been a process! We’ve seen fertility doctors and then once you open up about all those things to other people, you start learning that a lot of other people in your life are seeing these people and they have this shame about it. ” — Chrissy Teigen


410. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ‒ Confucius


411. “After a while, when you’re not successful, you start to associate the word ‘failure’ every time you pee on a stick and it doesn’t come out the right color. What starts out as a dream becomes a project that’s all consuming — everywhere you look, women are pregnant, and every song on the radio seems like it’s all about being pregnant! It becomes a very frustrating, frightening place.”


412. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” —Suzy Kassem


413. “I’m not going to give up. I want that baby … That baby will have saved my life. ’ – Giuliana Rancic


414. “It’s hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; It’s even harder to give up when you know it’s everything you want.” — Anonymous


415. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” —Nora Ephron


416. “Infertility is this huge emotional roller coaster. If you want in your heart more than anything to have a baby, it’s the hardest thing you will ever go through physically, emotionally, and financially. ” – Cindy Margolis


417. “How many of those forty-something celebrities, staring out from the covers of magazines with their beautiful babies, have conceived naturally, or without assistance? Not as many as you might think I would wager – yet for so many women they act as fertility beacons, a symbol of hope in a landscape of diminishing fertility. ” -Kate Garraway


418. “Just keep swimming” —Finding Nemo


419. “We tried to have another child, it didn’t work, and I went into a deep clinical depression. It’s only now that I no longer count other people’s children or judge myself harshly for not providing my daughter with a sibling.” —Entertainment Weekly, November 2006


420. “It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed


421. I’m sending you a gentle reminder that your conception journey will be a huge success


422. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” —Anonymous


423. “Hope is a​n embrace of the unknown​. ” — Rebecca Solnit


424. “Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you.Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10


425. “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to. It’s not for them. ” — Anonymous


426. “People talk about the miracle of birth. No. There’s the miracle of conception. I did IVF, but nothing happened. So I began to think of adoption, and then I got pregnant. It was definitely a miracle.” —Iman


427. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear. ” —The Hunger Games


428. “Once we talked about IVF, it was like I heard everything. Some people who are close to us had done it, like, seven to 10 times,”- Chrissy Teigan


429. “I said to the social worker “Would you stop me from having a child of my own?” Of course, they wouldn’t have been able to do that. I could well have had a child of my own, and there would be nothing they could have done about that. Anybody can have their own child. Doesn’t matter if they are drug abusers or prostitutes or paedophiles, but when you want to adopt they put you through hoops, like infertility makes you less capable of being a parent.”


430. “The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them. ”


431. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou


432. “Infertility often comes with grief and loss. You have to let go of the vision of how long the journey will be and learn to flow and become stronger through the process.” — Halle Tecco


433. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ‒ Philippians 4:6-7


434. You know you’re dealing with infertility when “honey I’m ovulation:” becomes foreplay


435. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough. ”


436. “As long as we are persistent in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens on its own.” —Denis Waitley


437. “How do you want me to support you?”


438. “A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.” —Anonymous


439. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” — Nora Ephron


440. “The world was selfish, unjust. How could so many undeserving people be given the opportunity to raise children they didn’t even want while so many worthy individuals didn’t get the chance?” ‒ Brittainy C. Cherry, Disgrace


441. “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” ‒ Exodus 14:14


442. “Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it and to work for it and to fight for it.” ‒ Barack Obama


443. “What feels like the end is often the beginning.” —Anonymous


444. “Yoga reduced my stress and bodily tension. It allowed me to bring my body back into balance, to emerge from my fertility struggle with my sense of self esteem and self worth intact, and to forge a stronger bond with my husband. ” – Brenda Strong


445. “Fertility is not something you conquer. Rather maddeningly, there’s no straight line between effort and reward. ”― Michelle Obama, Becoming


446. “Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.”


447. “It is because of hope that you suffer. It is through hope that you’ll change things. ” — Maxime Lagacé


448. “However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.”


449. “For so many women and not just women in the spotlight, people feel very entitled to know, ‘Do you want kids?’ A lot of people, especially people that have fertility issues, just say ‘no’ because that's a lot easier than being honest about whatever is actually going on. People mean so well, but they have no idea the harm or frustration it can cause. ” — Gabrielle Union


450. “Parenting begins the moment you make any conscious effort to care for your own health in preparation for enhancing your child’s conception.”


451. “Just keep swimming.” —Finding Nemo


452. “..Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5


453. “Be strong because things will get better. It may be stormy now, but it never rains forever. ” — Anonymous


454. “‘Hope is the thing with feathers –


455. “The difficulty of IVF or of any fertility issues is the hope and the shattered hope, the dream that it might happen this time and then it doesn’t happen. ” – Brooke Shields


456. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. ” — Anonymous


457. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. — James 1:17 NIV


458. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”


459. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. — Philippians 4:13


460. When Strong Is Your Only Choice


461. “After going through a lot of procedures and spending a lot of money, the doctor said, ‘Look, based on what we’re seeing here, I just don’t think this is going to happen for you. ’ The hardest part is I really love my husband—he’s such a good person and he would be such a great father. But we just decided it wasn’t worth it to go through that and so we decided to stop. It was better to not go through that torture. ” — Aisha Tyler


462. “I was pregnant for the first time and I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life. I picked out names, I envisioned what my child would look like … I was feeling very maternal. I flew back to New York to get my check up — and no heartbeat. Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat. I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I’ve ever written in my life. And it was actually the first song I wrote for my album. And it was the best form of therapy for me, because it was the saddest thing I’ve ever been through.”


463. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickenson


464. “Fertility says, “Can you relax and just let things happen?” I ask, does she mean, like disasters, like pain, like misery? Can I just let all that happen? “And Joy,” she says, “and Serenity, and Happiness, and Contentment. ” She says all the wings of the Columbia Memorial Mausoleum. “You don’t have to control everything,” she says. “You can’t control everything. ” But you can be ready for disaster. A sign goes by saying, Buckle Up. “If you worry about disaster all of the time, that’s what you are going to get,” Fertility says. ” – Chuck Palahniuk


465. “As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better.”


466. “Throughout my life, there were a few hard days. Days where even when I tried to be happy, my heart still cracked and Mother’s Day was one of those. For others, it stood as a celebration. For me, it spoke of loss and failure.” — Brittany C. Cherry


467. In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. — Proverbs 16:9


468. “Infertility is a loss. It's the loss of a dream. It's the loss of an assumed future. And like every loss, it will be grieved. ” — Unknown


469. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, ‘I’ll try again tomorrow. ’” — Mary Anne Radmacher


470. “What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is the shame for being human.” ‒ Brené Brown


471. “I was pregnant for the first time and I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life. I picked out names; I envisioned what my child would look like… I was feeling very maternal. I flew back to New York to get my check up — and no heartbeat. Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat. I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I’ve ever written in my life. And it was actually the first song I wrote for my album. And it was the best form of therapy for me because it was the saddest thing I’ve ever been through.” — Beyonce (Life Is But a Dream, January 2013)


472. “I know people have tried much longer [than we have], but if there’s anyone out there who is trying and they’re just losing hope… just hang in there. Try every avenue. Try anything you can do, ‘cause you’ll get there. You’ll end up with a family, and it’s so worth it. ” — Jimmy Fallon


473. “After trying and trying, I, unfortunately, couldn’t have my babies. It was my reality. I heard about the surrogate option and it worked out beautifully. ” — Angela Bassett


474. “Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” ― Roy Bennett


475. “Little” dreams become big accomplishments. Your dream child is on its way. All you have to do is hold on to optimism


476. “It is because of hope that you suffer. It is through hope that you’ll change things. ” – Maxime Lagace


477. “I will not let the stress of infertility overtake my life.” – Anonymous


478. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. ” —Margaret Thatcher


479. “I am learning to trust the journey even when I do not understand it.” ‒ Mila Bron


480. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” — Mary Anne Radmacher


481. “When it comes to fertility, there are so may things that have to go right. In any one individual, there might be one major problem and two minor ones or no major ones and seven minor ones. Throw in another person’s physiology, and it’s complicated. I try to give people the knowledge that they can make as many changes as they want. ” – Robert Greene


482. “Just keep swimming. ” — Dory, Finding Nemo


483. “What starts out as a dream becomes a project that’s all-consuming—everywhere you look, women are pregnant and every song on the radio seems like it’s all about being pregnant! It becomes a very frustrating, frightening place. ” — Brooke Shields, Down Came the Rain


484. “Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, ‘I’m not going to make it’, but you laugh inside remembering all the times you’ve felt that way. ”


485. “Strong women aren’t simply born. They are made by the storms they walk through.” – Anonymous


486. “Start with one step, just one. And then take the next one and keep going that way. ”


487. “It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.”– Doe Zantamata


488. “From the ends of the earth, I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” ‒ Psalm 61:2


489. “Your worth is not determined by your fertility. ” — Anonymous


490. “It makes sense that you feel scared.”


491. “I learned that all pain and loss is, in fact, a gift. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else. ” — Beyonce


492. “There’s a unique pain that comes from preparing a place in your heart for a child that never comes.” ‒ David Platt


493. “Adoption was something we were very open to, but when we did the third IVF, we got the embryos and I would have put them into myself, but that was when we found the breast cancer. Part of the treatment is five years of tamoxifen, which can cause birth defects. So we said, ‘Dr. Schoolcraft, what now?’ He said the next step should be surrogacy because we had the embryos. As Bill likes to say, they were ‘on ice.’ So we met this lovely French girl who was living in America and she carried our baby for nine flawless months. We are still open to adoption if we decide to have more kids. But we do still have some embryos on ice, so if we wanted to try surrogacy again, we could.” —CNN, November 2012


494. “Even my specialist was telling me that I need to relax, but no one was giving me solutions – no one ever said, ‘I strongly encourage you to meditate because it will help you relax’,” says Alice.


495. “At age 33, I had no idea that hundreds of shots, multiple rounds of IVF, miscarriage and heartbreak would be in my future. I had no idea that I would become of one of the seven million Americans struggling to have a baby. ” – Giuliana Rancic


496. “The littlest feet make the biggest footprints in our hearts.” ‒ Anonymous


497. “If these treatments are successful, these children would be among the first in the world to have a genetic connection to not two people, but three people,” said Geoff Watts, who chaired a Nuffield inquiry into the issue. “There are a number of ethical questions that arise and needed to be considered.”


498. “There are thin girls with infertility issues, normal sized girls with infertility issues and overweight girls with infertility issues. Unless your doctor tells you your weight is affecting you in some way… once the doctor rules it out, that’s really not it. ” – Giuliana Rancic


499. “The world was selfish, unjust. How could so many undeserving people be given the opportunity to raise children they didn’t even want while so many worthy individuals didn’t get the chance?” – Brittainy C. Cherry, Disgrace


500. I saw on your face how concerned you were about the possibility of things going wrong. I just wanted to remind you that when the glass appears half empty, it’s really actually half full


501. Without rain there would be no rainbow


502. “Infertility is a loss. It’s the loss of a dream. It’s the loss of an assumed future. And, like every loss, it will be grieved.” — Anonymous


503. “When you lose hope, you lose your way. ”


504. “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.” ‒ Psalm 37:4-5


505. IVF. Not quite the definition of body shots I was going for


506. “Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be. ”


507. “The pain that you’ve been feeling, can’t compare to the joy that’s coming.” Romans 8:18


508. “Even miracles take a little time. ” – Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother


509. “Creating a family in this turbulent world is an act of faith, a wager that against all odds there will be a future, that love can last, that the heart can triumph against all adversities and even against the grinding wheel of time.” ‒ Dean Koontz


510. “I dwell in possibility.” -Emily Dickinson


511. “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” ‒ Philippians 4:19


512. “There’s a unique pain that comes from preparing a place in your heart for a child that never comes.” — David Platt


513. “There’s a unique pain that comes from preparing a place in your heart for a child that never comes.”


514. “Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.” ‒ Ina May Gaskin


515. One Reason


516. “I entered my egg-freezing adventure from a feeling of lack – a lack of fertility, of the right partner, of biological time. But this perceived lack actually produced abundance – of options, time, peace of mind, and microscopic chances of a child. ” – Faith Salie


517. “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


518. “Sometimes the struggle is what makes success even sweeter.” —Anonymous


519. Don’t let your struggle become your identity


520. Everything You Want


521. “I got some bad news today and didn't have anyone to share it with. . . but I guess I gotta tell someone. To all the women out there struggling with fertility, I feel ya. The universe works in mysterious ways and sometimes it all doesn’t make sense. . . but I hope there’s light about to shine through all the dark clouds. ” — Rebel Wilson


522. “Shout out to all of us fighting a battle most people don’t understand. Keep hanging in there. ” — Anonymous


523. “A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink. ” — Gina Carey


524. “Meeting your children rather than giving birth to them, it’s as if, um, it’s — suspended animation. The gestational experience is gone. It’s as if everything else disappears for a moment, and the world goes silent and — I can’t explain it except to say that nothing else existed. I don’t remember anything but the blanket on the bed that they were lying on and my husband’s face and their faces and my son’s. It’s literally as if sound is sucked from the room. Time stands still. It’s so different, and equally extraordinary. I am very poor at describing it. But it’s amazing.”


525. “I am learning to trust the journey even when I do not understand it. ” — Mila Bron


526. “Sometimes it’s hard to see the rainbow when there’s been endless days of rain.” ‒ Christina Greer, Two-Week Wait: Motherhood Lost and Found


527. “. . Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning. ”


528. “(But) we are only talking about the use of these techniques in the clearly-defined situation of otherwise incurable mitochondrial disorders, under strict regulation.”


529. “Don’t compare your struggles to anyone else’s. Don’t get discouraged by the success of others. Make your own path and never give up.” ‒ MJ Korvan


530. Believe you’re one of those women who have a 50 percent chance of a successful IVF treatment. Hold on to the belief and never lose hope. Your baby will be your proof of hope


531. As the general population grows in awareness and education, the sharp edges of infertility are softened as judgement is replaced with compassion and loneliness is replaced with comfort. ” – Charis Boone Johnson


532. “A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.” – Jane Fuller


533. Never give up on a dream


534. “I’ve picked up the wisdom that bad things happen, and yet the sun still comes up the next day, and it’s up to you to carry on living your life and keeping your setbacks in perspective.” -Martin Short


535. “‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” ‒ Jeremiah 29:11


536. “No, I haven’t [been in labor]. Do you want to get into my life? Just because you’ve brought it up, I’ve had three miscarriages but I know what it’s like to be pregnant.” —The View, September 2011


537. “Think like a proton. Always positive.” – Unknown


538. “Whatever the struggle, continue the climb. It may be only one step to the summit.” ‒ Diane Westlake


539. “Going through years-long infertility struggles is not for the faint of heart. It can either make or break your marital relationship. Make the determined commitment that no matter what happens, you and your husband were…and are a couple first.” — Cheryl


540. “The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence. ” —Beyoncé


541. “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. My victory and honor come from God alone.” ‒ Psalm 62:5-8


542. “Anyone that’s been in the place of wanting another child or wanting a child knows the disappointment, the pain, and the loss that you go through trying and struggling with fertility. ” — Nicole Kidman


543. “Sometimes it’s hard to see the rainbow when there’s been endless days of rain. ”― Christina Greer, Two-Week Wait: Motherhood Lost and Found


544. “When the world says, ‘give up,’ hope whispers, ‘try one more time.’” — Anonymous


545. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I’m trusting that everything turns out well for you


546. Good Things


547. “It’s frustrating to watch everyone else’s dreams come true while knowing your own are slipping farther and farther away from becoming reality. ” — Anonymous


548. The strongest women become the strongest mothers even before their baby is born


549. “I fought tooth and nail to become a mother. I suffered several miscarriages, including two at five months. That’s when you have the clothes already picked out, the nursery is already painted. ” – Wendy Williams


550. “The strongest women become the strongest mothers before their children are even conceived. ” — Anonymous


551. “We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!” ‒ 1 Corinthians 13:12-13


552. “I came out of it battered, broken and my marriage was a little bit rocky because it shakes everything,” says Alice. “It doesn't have to be like that.”


553. Be gentle


554. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”


555. “This month would be different. We timed everything perfectly used all the tips and tricks. But every month it’s the same. This same conversation. The same heartbreak. As if it were the 1st”


556. “No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.” — Cinderella


557. “The struggle is part of the story.”


558. “Hope is a​n embrace of the unknown​.” ‒ Rebecca Solnit


559. Googling every potential early sign of pregnancy during my two week wait. Why are they the same as period symptoms?


560. “A blessed home is not a home full of kids, but a home where there is peace, harmony and understanding.” ‒ Michael Bassey Johnson, The Infinity Sign


561. “I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” ‒ Dalai Lama


562. “Getting pregnant wasn't easy and I found that devastating. I really beat myself up for waiting so long when I’d always wanted children and family had been the basis of my happiness my whole life. ” — Emily Procter


563. “I will not let the stress of infertility overtake my life. ” — Anonymous


564. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’” — Mary Anne Radmacher


565. “In the Old Testament, a person in grief tore his robe and didn’t run out to Kohl’s to get a new one to go to church. Women cut their hair. Men shaved their beards. There was weeping and wailing. For a whole year, nobody expected you to look or be the way you were. How wonderful! But in our nutty society, the person who “keeps it together,” who’s “so brave,” and who “looks so great — you’d never know,” that’s who is applauded. Grief is not the opposite of faith. Mourning is not the opposite of hope. I believe that well-meaning Christians can try to hurry us out of our mourning because we make them uncomfortable. The Bible does not say to cheer up the bereaved, but rather to “mourn with those who mourn.” Christ does not say we grieve because we are deficient in faith, but rather, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted [