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Do You Know Her?

There is a woman who once believed that happily-ever-afters could come true for her, too.

There is a woman who thought the next baby shower thrown would be for her.

There is a woman who once was the speaker of hope and that now feels paralyzed by the concept.

Do you know her?

There is a woman that once believed the playground song that baby carriages come after love and marriage.

There is a woman that once believed that positive pregnancy tests actually resulted in live babies.

There is a woman that once believed her child would be the first grandchild.

Do you know her?

There is a woman crying in a public restroom that she started her period after her third IVF transfer.

There is a woman crying under the sheets of her bed long after she should have been at work.

There is a woman crying as she scrolls through social media, watching all of her friends live lives that she is not.

Do you know her?

There is a woman at the end of her rope, watching hope fade.

There is a woman standing at the crossroads.

There is a woman wondering if it will ever be her turn.

Do you know her?

There is a woman, standing in front of her partner, embarrassed and ashamed.

There is a woman, standing in front of a mirror, wondering when sickness became her story.

There is a woman, standing in front of her doctor, wondering if she can handle any more bad news.

Do you know her?

There is a woman wondering if there will ever be happiness again in her life.

There is a woman wondering if her husband still wants to be married to her infertile self.

There is a woman wondering if her friends even see her anymore.

Do you know her?

Is she you?

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