With all the hardships of suffering from infertility you can’t just focus on the struggle (and trust me, I KNOW the struggle). Sometimes we just need to take the best of a bad situation and think of the funny side.
Let’s face it, talking to doctors about an intimate and personal situation can have you questioning everything your mother taught you what NOT to talk to strangers about! Never mind that for those of us who’ve spent considerable time in fertility clinics we have gotten WAY too personal with the lab technicians, nurses, doctors and specialists than we would like to admit (ladies, you know what I’m talking about)!
So buckle up! I have a few laughs for you to lighten things up a little.
Here it goes with the Infertility Humour…
You Know You’re Infertile When: The doctors say you aren’t allowed to have sex… so that you CAN conceive.
You know you’re struggling with infertility when your phone autocorrects “I’ve” to IVF.
No, MY mommy loves ME more. She endured years of testing, surgeries, monitoring, fertility drugs and procedures to make me. What did YOUR mom do?
When talking about your vagina on the internet is okay – and encouraged.
WARNING: Due to the influence of hormones I could burst into tears or kill you in the next 5 minutes.
Infertility: (n) a medical condition which diminishes self-esteem, your social life, as well as checking and savings accounts. Causes sudden urges to pee on sticks, cry, scream, and a fear of pregnancy announcements; treated by a medical specialist who you pay to knock you up (this doesn’t always work). Affects 1 in 10 couples.
Just adopt? Great Idea! Oh, can I borrow $33,793?
I’ve shared this in another infertility post, but I HAD to include in this section too 🙂 Couple Finds Humour in Infertility with Pregnancy Announcement Parodies. Their humour and approach to a tough situation never gets old. After their parodies went viral, they ended up adopting two beautiful boys.
Looking for more laughs? Check out IVF.ca | Forum Topic: You Know You’re Infertile When.
This forum thread started in 2013 and people keep adding to it. Some of the quotes that make me laugh the most…
- “If a tree falls in the forest, can anyone hear it? If an infertile bangs her head against the wall in a bathroom at a baby shower, can anyone hear her?”
- “Don’t cry over spilt milk (unless you’re crying because you don’t have breast milk, then it’s okay to cry).”
- You know you are TTC (trying to conceive) when somebody asks you the date and you respond with “day 11”.
We all NEED to laugh to get through the tough times and I hope the above brought a little sunshine to your rain. Now that you’ve laughed – it’s still okay to go ahead and have a good cry!