I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker on Family Planet365 which aired on LA Talk Radio! The host of the show, and my big cousin, Malena Jackson asked me to discuss some of our journey with infertility and IVF as well as what I’m looking forward to in becoming a first time mommy! I jumped at the chance because anytime I’m able to share our story regarding baby making I do it because I definitely feel that it isn’t discussed enough.
I believe that sharing these types of experiences opens up a dialog that can potentially change how we as a society treat the sensitive subject that is pregnancy. It’s all to common for people to insert themselves into such personal business and while there may be no malicious intent, it can be very hurtful to the person on the receiving end. You never know what a person or a couple is dealing with behind closed doors. I think that by sharing these stories, one might think twice before asking a woman or a couple when they plan to have children or asking “what’s taking so long??” or pointing out that they aren’t getting any younger so they should make it happen soon… Not knowing that they may have been trying for years or not knowing that the may have experienced several miscarriages, or not knowing that they can’t even have children of their own or not knowing that they don’t have any intention of ever having children.
It is also my hope that by my sharing our story, another woman or couple can find comfort in knowing that someone else knows what they’re dealing with, though my experience may not be exactly the same as theirs. I hope they find comfort in knowing someone sympathizes with them and their situation and that someone is trying to make a change, however small that change might be, that will potentially keep them from having to answer those uncomfortable questions mentioned above. A change that will make people realize that someone else’s plans for their womb is none of their business, whether they’re family or not, and they shouldn’t question it unless the person on the receiving end is the one to bring up the topic.
I decided to film the conversation, which I have posted below, but it turns out that its pretty tough to hear Malena’s end of the conversation, especially without headphones so I’ve also added the link to the playback of the podcast! However you chose to listen, I hope that you enjoy it and get something good out of it!
Full Interview Link: http://latalkradio.com/content/family…