You will find 2 groups of infertility quotes here-
The first group are inspirational infertility quotes meant to lift you up from the indescribable depths of pain caused by infertility.
If you are losing hope, they will inspire you and encourage you to keep on going. (They make great IUI and IVF Quotes).
If you are a friend or family member, these quotes on infertility will give you ideas on what to say to someone struggling to conceive.
The second group are quotes from books, celebrities, mothers and anonymous sources that name and describe the infertility experience.
Sometimes, it’s just good to read something and get that feeling of “I feel the same way!!“
These quotes will remind you that you are not alone and there are other women that completely get what you’re going through.
If you are a friend or family member to someone struggling with infertility, the second set of quotes for infertility will give you a peek into your loved one’s world and help you to be more empathetic and supportive.
Inspirational Infertility Quotes
“The strongest women become the strongest mothers before their children are even conceived.”
“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy,
I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.”
“Infertility is what it is.
But I also know what it is not.
And it is not going to win.”
This is just a chapter.
It’s not your whole story”
– SC Lourie
“Parenting begins the moment you make any conscious effort to care for your own health in preparation for enhancing your child’s conception.”
– Carista Luminare-Rosen
“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.”
– Stephanie Bennett-Henry
“I am learning to trust the journey even when I do not understand it.”
– Mila Bron
“There is purpose in your season of waiting.”
– Megan Smalley
“‘Hope is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all -”
– Emily Dickinson
“It’s the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.”
“Courage doesn’t always roar.
Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says
I’ll try again tomorrow.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher
“Even miracles take a little time.”
– Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother
“Your worth is not determined by your fertility.”
“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”
– The Hunger Games
“You have survived 100% of your worst days.
The odds are in your favor.”
“Storms make trees take deeper roots.”
– Dolly Parton
“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.”
– Valerie Harper
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.”
“The struggle is part of the story.”
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”
– Zig Ziglar
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
– Margaret Thatcher
“Sometimes the struggle is what makes success even sweeter.”
“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
“And you begin again and sometimes you lose, sometimes you win, but you begin again. Even though your heart is breaking, in time the sun will shine and you will begin again.”
– Barry Manilow
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
– Maya Angelou
The Infertility Journey
“There’s a unique pain that comes from preparing a place in your heart for a child that never comes.”
– David Platt
“Infertility often comes with grief and loss. You have to let go of the vision of how long the journey will be and learn to flow and become stronger through the process.”
– Halle Tecco
“The English language lacks the words to mourn an absence. For the loss of a parent, grandparent, spouse, child or friend, we have all manner of words and phrases, some helpful some not. Still we are conditioned to say something, even if it is only “I’m sorry for your loss.” But for an absence, for someone who was never there at all, we are wordless to capture that particular emptiness. For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent ephemeral shadows over their lives. Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?”
– Laura Bush
“This month would be different. We timed everything perfectly used all the tips and tricks. But every month it’s the same. This same conversation. The same heartbreak. As if it were the 1st”
“After a while, when you’re not successful, you start to associate the word ‘failure’ every time you pee on a stick and it doesn’t come out the right color. What starts out as a dream becomes a project that’s all consuming — everywhere you look, women are pregnant, and every song on the radio seems like it’s all about being pregnant! It becomes a very frustrating, frightening place.”
– Brooke Shields (Down Came the Rain )
“I found that each time a test was negative, it stopped the dreaming and hoping for a while. Taking the test was a way of puncturing the balloons of hope, because if I didn’t, they would lift and lift without any evidence, and their falling back down every month was too painful. Essentially, I took all these tests to keep myself from hoping, because the hoping was breaking my heart.”
– Shauna Niequist (Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes)
“It’s hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; It’s even harder to give up when you know it’s everything you want.”
“I learned that all pain and loss is in fact a gift. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else.”
– Beyonce (Elle Magazine)
“Sometimes it’s hard to see the rainbow when there’s been endless days of rain.”
– Christina Greer (Two-Week Wait: Motherhood Lost and Found)
“In the Old Testament, a person in grief tore his robe and didn’t run out to Kohl’s to get a new one to go to church. Women cut their hair. Men shaved their beards. There was weeping and wailing. For a whole year, nobody expected you to look or be the way you were. How wonderful! But in our nutty society, the person who “keeps it together,” who’s “so brave,” and who “looks so great — you’d never know,” that’s who is applauded. Grief is not the opposite of faith. Mourning is not the opposite of hope. I believe that well-meaning Christians can try to hurry us out of our mourning because we make them uncomfortable. The Bible does not say to cheer up the bereaved, but rather to “mourn with those who mourn.” Christ does not say we grieve because we are deficient in faith, but rather, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted [not rushed]” (Matthew 5:4).”
– Jennifer Saake (Hannah’s Hope: Seeking God’s Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Adoption Loss)
“Anyone that’s been in the place of wanting another child or wanting a child knows the disappointment, the pain, and the loss that you go through trying and struggling with fertility.”
– Nicole Kidman (Australia’s 60 Minutes, February 2011)
“Throughout my life, there were a few hard days. Days where even when I tried to be happy, my heart still cracked, and Mother’s Day was one of those. For others, it stood as a celebration. For me, it spoke of loss and failure.”
– Brittany C. Cherry (Disgrace)
“I was pregnant for the first time and I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life. I picked out names, I envisioned what my child would look like … I was feeling very maternal. I flew back to New York to get my check up — and no heartbeat. Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat. I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I’ve ever written in my life. And it was actually the first song I wrote for my album. And it was the best form of therapy for me, because it was the saddest thing I’ve ever been through.”
– Beyonce (Life Is But a Dream, January 2013)
“People talk about the miracle of birth. No. There’s the miracle of conception. I did IVF, but nothing happened. So I began to think of adoption, and then I got pregnant. It was definitely a miracle.”
– Iman (Parade, May 2009)
“After the first miscarriage, I tried to take the attitude that it was my body’s way of telling me that this pregnancy wasn’t meant to be, and that it was better for everybody. But after the second one, it was really devastating. Four months is a lot of living with that little life in you — thinking about it, eating right for it, nurturing it and all of a sudden, it dies. After the second one, we decided to try in vitro, because both Peter and I felt we couldn’t handle another failure.”
– Christie Brinkley (Good Housekeeping, 1998)
“Meeting your children rather than giving birth to them, it’s as if, um, it’s — suspended animation. The gestational experience is gone. It’s as if everything else disappears for a moment, and the world goes silent and — I can’t explain it except to say that nothing else existed. I don’t remember anything but the blanket on the bed that they were lying on and my husband’s face and their faces and my son’s. It’s literally as if sound is sucked from the room. Time stands still. It’s so different, and equally extraordinary. I am very poor at describing it. But it’s amazing.”
– Sarah Jessica Parker (Vogue, April 2010)
“She told me the sex of these children, so now I’m realizing I have kids in a freezer. It makes it real when you know the sex. I was like, ‘What is happening?!’ So I called my mom and said, ‘Mom, you’re a grandma! Here’s what we’ve got in the freezer — don’t tell anybody. Isn’t this weird?’ It was the strangest call ever. Then I realized I have to do another IVF round because if I want two kids, the two good-quality ones could only end up yielding one baby, and I keep hearing stories about all these women who keep implanting embryos and they don’t take. I was so upset about the idea of another round, because it’s exhausting, physically and mentally.”
– Maria Menounos (Health, July 2016)
“It’s been really emotional.
One doctor told me I would need my uterus removed after I had another baby — I could only have one more. One was like, ‘You should get a surrogate.’ The other one was like, ‘Oh, no, you’ll be fine.’ Then I called my doctor, and he’s like, ‘You know what? I believe — we’ll get through it.’ There are definitely times when I walked out [of the doctor’s office] hysterically crying, and other times when I was like, ‘OK, everything’s looking good — it’s going to be this month!’ The waiting and waiting has been a roller coaster.”
– Kim Kardashian (Glamour, July 2015)
You can definitely have children because your eggs are fine, your uterus is fine, it’s just your fallopian tubes are damaged. And I was like, first I was distraught, I was embarrassed, I was ashamed, I felt less than a woman. And he assured me that that was no way to feel and that you know, for a certain amount of thousands of dollars it could be fixed. And because I had the finances I never even thought twice about it. I was like, all right how many thousand? Okay, no problem, we’ll start doing it now. But it wasn’t until that I publicly spoke about it, that I realized how many women are in the same predicament as me where they actually can have children they just need an assist from medical procedures and they can’t because they are not financially stable enough to do it. And I think the percentage is actually 80% of women who can’t have children — it’s not because they can’t physically have children, it’s that they can’t afford to physically have children. And it was just weird to me that if you wanted to terminate a pregnancy, you could use your health insurance. However, if you wanted to conceive, health insurance didn’t cover that. So I’m looking at all of these politicians that claim they’re pro-life, and they want to eradicate women having the choice to terminate their pregnancies. But if you’re pro-life, why would you not set up something so women who can conceive and women who want to be mothers and women who want to have children can do so … I don’t feel like it should be taken away from you because of money. Like people put too much of a value on money as opposed to the value on life.”
– Remy Ma (2017 Essence Festival, June 2017)
“There’s a certain amount of shame that is placed on women who have perhaps chosen a career over starting a family younger. The penance for being a career woman is barrenness. You feel like you’re wearing a scarlet letter.”
– Gabrielle Union (Redbook)
“I said to the social worker “Would you stop me from having a child of my own?” Of course, they wouldn’t have been able to do that. I could well have had a child of my own, and there would be nothing they could have done about that. Anybody can have their own child. Doesn’t matter if they are drug abusers or prostitutes or paedophiles, but when you want to adopt they put you through hoops, like infertility makes you less capable of being a parent.”
– Caroline Overington (Ghost Child)
On my fertility journey , I’ve come to learn that hope is everything.
Hope is the thin line between pressing forward and reaching your goal or giving up and falling into despair and depression.
I hope that these quotes on infertility bring you hope and encouragement as you continue forward on this journey.
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