The Pressure to be Positive

I don’t know if I’m alone on this one, but I often feel immense pressure to think positively. Everything I’ve read on-line indicates that infertility success rates go up if a woman is in an upbeat state of mind. And, don’t get me wrong, I think being optimistic and positive is a wonderful thing. But, I’m just not sure how any woman is supposed to achieve that super state – especially as infertility treatments bleed from months into years. I am starting to believe that there has to be the right balance between keeping your heart open for hope but slightly closed for reality. Because sadly, no amount of positive thinking is going to suddenly make me pregnant. And as much as I wish I could just snap my fingers together and bring forth a baby, it’s not going to happen that way. I have to be content with the fact that we’re trying. So, please forgive me if I’m not always positive. Sometimes, it’s just not humanly possible.

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