Motherhood after Infertility

After 6 long years and 8 unexplained pregnancy losses, David and I gave birth to our rainbow miracle twins, Eleanor and Shepherd. Motherhood is everything I ever dreamed it would be, but it’s also so much harder than I expected!

If I’m being honest, I think I expected every part of motherhood after infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss to be all sunshine and rainbows, soaking in every sweet baby smell and being grateful 100% of the time. While I am 100% grateful and I do treasure my baby snuggles and sweet baby smells, it is not all sunshine and rainbows.

Being a new mom is hard, and I think those of us who went through infertility of a journey of loss before becoming a mom can put a lot of pressure on ourselves. After all, we may have resented hearing another mama complain about her children, not getting enough sleep, etc. because we would have given ANYTHING to have a crying baby to rock or feed in the middle of the night. We would have easily traded a full night of sleep for a sleepless night with a sweet newborn babe.

But I think there has to be room for us mama’s who have gone through infertility and loss to be human, too. Being a new mom is hard, and having a hard journey to become a mom doesn’t negate that.

Here you will find resources, tips and tricks, and posts about navigating motherhood in this season. I love being a mama and it is hands down my greatest joy, but I am human and some days it can be pretty hard and lonely. If you can relate, know that you aren’t alone!

If you are a new mama after journeying through infertility or miscarriage, know that you aren’t alone. I would love to connect with you personally and walk beside you as you navigate the complexity of emotions that comes with the territory of motherhood. I want to be here to hold your hand, encourage you, support you, pray for you, and remind you that you aren’t alone and that there is always hope. Sign up below to connect with me and let me know how I can best support you on your journey. I look forward to connecting with you to learn more about how I can support you on your journey.

Below are the links to blog posts on this topic:

Dear Daughter

Shepherd and Eleanor’s Nursery

An Open Letter To My Babies