|Me in ATL happy and 14 weeks pregnant|
About a month ago I was giving a clean bill of health from my doctor. Everything is in place and working the way it should. We will start trying for a mini B & B really soon.
My perception about conception was all wrong. Based on the number of pregnant teens in my high school I just thought, you have sex, you get pregnant, you have a baby....point blank.
While researching an educating myself on possible conditions I came across some alarming facts:
- 6.2 million women between the ages of 15 and 44 are diagnosed as being infertile;
- 40% of infertility is caused by female factor, 40% is caused by male factor, and 20% is caused by a joint male and female factor; and
- Only one third of women of African descent who face this issue seek treatment.
So we haven’t giving up or even allowed the past mishaps to consume our lives.
I found this quote on The Broken Brown Egg Foundation Facebook fan page (A foundation whose goal is to encourage African Americans to talk about this topic so that those dealing with fertility concerns and reproductive health issues won't feel so alone, through humor, activism, and hope): http://www.facebook.com/TheBrokenBrownEgg
"To make a great omelet, you have to be willing to break a few eggs."
So simple but so true.
Ok, publish....I'm so happy I shared this.