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Shemekia Preston


This is important to me because this is exactly what I needed when I was at my lowest. I didn't know anything about infertility. It wasn’t something that ever crossed my mind. I wasn’t prepared to journey this path. This is a silent disease and you can’t see it. I thought, Get married and have a baby. It was simple right? I felt broken, incomplete, embarrassed, a piece of me would die every time a new cycle would start. I was in a depression and I didn’t even know until it was too late. I felt left out and forgotten. It took a toll  on me. I was ashamed to bring it up because I would always get the same responses. You are too busy, lose some weight, you are young just wait, it will happen when  you stop thinking about it, it’s not your time. You are lucky you don’t have kids, you don’t have anyone to worry about, Don’t rush it, etc. Everyone around me was starting to grow their family. We would go to different functions and everyone either had kids or was expecting. The topic is always their kids. I remember being so sad that I didn’t want to see children. This was impossible due to the fact I am an educator

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