The endeavor of starting a family is full of anticipation and excitement—like the first time you went skinny dipping, visited Paris, or kissed the man who became your husband. Yet, when things don’t go as smoothly as you expected, a mix of emotions including worry, shame, guilt, anger, and sadness can overshadow enthusiasm and hope. There is a Swedish proverb that says: Everything will be all right in the end. If it’s not all right, it’s not the end. Challenges with fertility are wrenching, but there is reason for hope. You can have the family you want. I will help you.

Dr. Linda Ellison