I’m new to this site and really hoping for some advice deciding and accepting being childless.
To get to this point we’ve been through a 6 year journey trying and failing to conceive through IVF including using DE. I don’t want to drag up any bad TTC memories for anyone but we’re facing big decision time and I really don’t know where else to turn. Fertility Network is too upsetting to read as it feels the members on there are in such a different place to us.
We have 3 embies in the freezer and I had thought we’d try one last time with one of them, but my OH is reluctant and I’ll be 46 this year so concerned I’m too old to start raising a child now - I’d be drawing my pension whilst they’re still in college!
After all the emotional heartbreak, not to mention expense, of the journey so far, I’m trying to get my head around whether I can accept and be happy being childless.
All I ever wanted was to have children but sadly it just hasn’t happened for us. I guess we’ve effectively already been living childless all these years, going on holidays in term time and being able to do things at a moments notice lots of our friends with children can’t, but this would be conscious decision not to have children which I’m feeling overwhelmed by.
Does anyone have any stories you could please share about you made such a decision or how you’ve accepted and embraced being childless?
Thanks so much in advance xx