Infertility Blogs to Read

Infertility Blogs to Read

“You took my burden as your burden and made it your own and reminded me that courage feels a lot like caring and kindness. I want to be one that marches alongside others. To be that reminder that you are not alone in your own walks.” — Bek

Besides Smitten Kitchen’s food blog that I read as a newlywed, Hey Natalie Jean, was the first I thoroughly became invested in. The concept of lifestyle blogging is kind of weird and one is either a blog reader or not – – and I don’t mean reading a friend’s blog, I mean reading about people you will most likely never meet in person.

When I stumble upon a blog I love, I go in deep, digging through the archives. I like reading about the journey – – the highs and lows, the things that make you you. I knew Natalie struggled to get pregnant with her son but at the time, infertility didn’t really mean anything to me. Jordan and I were enjoying our first years together and our big hurdle was on paying off school loans; having kids was far from the brain.

But then it became my reality. In the beginning it was so fresh and raw. I wasn’t ready to talk about it with many. I also didn’t know anyone in my immediate circle that had been in a similar situation (no pregnancies at all). But I had Natalie’s blog and while that may seem weird to some people, her words brought so much comfort to me.

Once I went public, many friends and friends of friends reached out to me and told me their personal stories that weren’t common knowledge. Suddenly, I was embraced by a community I didn’t know existed. I don’t feel as alone anymore.

I thought I would share a few bloggers that encouraged (and continue) me simply by reading their stories. If you find yourself feeling alone in your present infertility circumstance, I hope these women aid in easing the loneliness.

Some are strictly infertility blogs, though most weave their journey amongst DIY projects, recipes, travel and style posts. I find myself rooting for these women and mourning when another loss happens.

Natalie | Hey Natalie Jean (Natalie’s blog is no longer live, but her book has many personal essays)
Lisa | Amateur Nester
Liz Marie | Liz Marie Blog
Casey | The Wiegands
Brandy | A Sweet Aroma
Caroline | In Due Time
Tj | His Little Lady
Bek | Among The Evergreens
Wynne | Gloriously Ruined

Who encourages you?

59 thoughts on “Infertility Blogs to Read”

  1. This is why I love blogs. Everyone comes together to provide encouragement and a sense of peace for one another. Having kiddos is long in my future, but I encourage you to continue to share your story. It will impact so many people in so many ways. xx Kristen

  2. Catherine! I’m so sorry you are dealing with this right now. I’m right there with you and boy, it’s so hard to be open about it. I’m so grateful for bloggers such as yourself and others that are open and help the world feel a little more cozy and loving 🙂

  3. I LOVE that you are sharing these. For the woman who struggles alone, she will find some sense of peace by reading these. And hopefully, those who feel ashamed and alone will realize they are not alone!

  4. Thanks for sharing some other blogs that you’ve found helpful. What a great idea! I’ve been going through infertility for seven years and that’s a definite feature in my own blog too. I find that reaching out to others, to support and to be supported, makes an enormous difference on the journey. As I’ve started blogging and sharing my blog posts with friends on facebook, I’ve had quite a few share their stories with me. It might not be infertility in their case, but somehow my story and thoughts can resonate with them. It’s the isolation that can be the hardest part I think. That’s why blogging and getting to know others going through the same thing can be an enormous support. I wish you well on this journey.

    1. I completely agree with you, Rachel. I didn’t know infertility was going to be a part of my story when I began blogging but I’m so thankful I had this outlet to process and gain support. I honestly don’t know what I would do without it. xoxo

  5. Thanks for sharing those links! I’ve not come out of the infertility closet yet to friends and family. I got your link from Lisa’s linkup and I’ve been digging through your archives a little. Your posts ‘To be defined’ and ‘Truth tuesday Running to Him’ were really touching! I hope to read more from your posts.
    To answer the question as to who encourages me, the stories & prayers in Lisa’s blog is actually giving me courage and inspiration. Also the journey of Carol in at candidlycarol.com, unpregnantchicken & the tweeps keeps me going as of now.

  6. Yes, yes, and yes! Thank you for this post. I love Lisa and Bek’s blogs but had not heard of the other. Infertility (and tack onto that a recent miscarriage) bites deep and there is comfort knowing that you are not alone and encouraging each other for the ride. Do you mind if I include this post in on my blogger love this weekend? Thanks for sharing your heart!

    1. I’m so sorry to hear about your recent miscarriage. That is a whole other realm to tackle. I can’t even imagine the loss. I would be honored if you shared this post!

  7. The Wiegands and Nat the Fat Rat (aka Hey Natalie Jean) were two of the very first blogs I ever read back in high school. Their infertility journeys–and just their journeys in general–have been so inspiring to watch. They do it with such grace! Thanks for a great post.

    Also–the very first time I came to your blog the first thing it reminded me of was Natalie’s. 🙂

    1. Ohh, Anna! Thanks. I’ll totally take that compliment. 🙂 I love their honesty and I know it can’t always be easy because they’ve mentioned the criticism they get because of it.

  8. I love to see women rallying together. Infertility is part of my story too. It’s what launched my hubby and I into starting our blog & ministry. Praying for you girly, I know the road and how it can leaves scars on your soul, but I also know the amazing beauty that God can bring out when you start going down a road you never expected. xo

    1. Thank you, Megan. It’s been a bittersweet journey. Bitter because there are still so many questions unanswered, but sweet because I’ve met and created so many connections with women I wouldn’t have otherwise (and my husband too).

  9. I am an infertility nurse, who herself struggles with infertility and failure. Everyday, I call my amazing patients with their next steps….and hold my breath and pray every time I see their results come in!!! The best part of my day, calling them with a positive test, the worst, calling with a negative! We feel every emotion with our patients, especially myself, as I struggle to get a baby of my own!!! I have lost 7 baby’s and can’t seem to be able to do this in my own!!!! We just want you all to know that we, as your nurses, are here for you, we are your partners, and in this with you!!! Every heartache you feel, guess what, I cry it with you! For every happy outcome, bad or good, I cry, and I rejoice with you!!! Give your fertility nurse a hug!!! I have been a nurse for 14 years, I have worked in icu settings and have seen so much!!! I have felt the most heartache from being a fertility nurse!!! Just hope I can have a baby too!!! I feel your pain, on every level, and I feel your joy! Had an amazing day with 9 positive calls!!! I held my breath as your results appeared on my computer screen, and I said a little prayer. I laughed and cried with 9 of you today, tears of joy and triumph. I cried tears of pain with 3 of you! My heart is full of joy for 9 of you and sad for the three of you who weren’t pregnant….::including myself…once again!!!! But I Love you girls! I’m here for you! This is the best job ever!!!

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