Updated September 24, 2018 01:50:08A few weeks back, my daughter, Rupinder, and I had to make some tough choices about our fertility.
For the past two years, I had been going to the hospital twice a week for treatment of fertility issues, and my daughter was on a long-term cycle of taking two or three pills every day.
My doctors thought I might need to stop taking her pills for the foreseeable future, and she wasn’t the type of person who would go through a lot of pain.
However, the medications weren’t working for me.
I was at risk of having a baby at age 37, and it felt like I was in a long line of women who’d had a baby and had it gone.
When I called the fertility clinic, the receptionist told me that my daughter had already been taken.
She was in the operating room for an ultrasound, but I had no idea what was happening.
I went in the room, and Rupender’s father was sitting in the middle of the room.
I looked up and saw a huge ultrasound image of her.
The image was so clear that it made me wonder if it might be my daughter.
My heart sank.
I didn’t know what to think.
My son had a small heart that he was happy with and wanted to be with me.
But I wasn’t ready to give birth to a baby who was a stranger.
As my son’s heartbeat began to rise, I asked if I could be her father.
I told her I would do it.
After the ultrasound, she got up, took a deep breath, and hugged me.
The doctor told me she was done with my daughter and her baby.
We sat in silence for a while, thinking about the moment and what we would have done differently.
She told me how much I had missed her.
She also said that we had a lot to talk about.
After that, she started telling me about the difficulties she had been having with her own fertility.
“I didn’t realize I had two kids, when I started having a child at 19,” she said.
“And now, I have a son.”
The first two years of my pregnancy were stressful, but my health and quality of life have improved a lot.
I can go to the gym.
I have the best friends I could ever ask for.
I love to read and write.
I don’t have to go into a room full of people for work, and now I don, too.
I even get a new job every few months.
I feel like I have more control over my life, which is very comforting.
Rupinder’s story isn’t unique.
In 2016, a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the number of women having fertility problems rose sharply between 2011 and 2016, rising from nearly 30,000 in 2011 to almost 50,000 last year.
It’s a problem that can have a long and difficult road to recovery.
The first three months of pregnancy are the most difficult, especially for women who are still in the early stages of their pregnancies.
I think about the first three weeks of my daughter’s pregnancy.
I’m sitting in that chair.
I get up and go to work, but it feels like I’m in a rush.
I’ve never had a pregnancy that lasted this long.
It makes it hard to be honest with myself, because I think, “I’m doing a terrible job of keeping myself going.
I need to improve.”
I’m not the only woman with this problem.
According to a report released by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine last year, infertility is the third leading cause of maternal mortality in women ages 35 to 44.
And according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, it’s the fourth leading cause in women age 40 to 49.
These numbers suggest that a lot more women are having fertility issues than we think.
Women with fertility problems are also more likely to experience postpartum depression, and women with fertility issues are more likely than other women to be victims of domestic violence.
So, if you’re looking for a way to stay positive and to make decisions that can help you feel better about yourself, you might want to talk to a fertility doctor about it.