I once had a close friend tell me how to take a pregnancy test. This is a woman who had no problems getting pregnant, had two children easily, and probably only took two pregnancy tests in her life! She did this after I’d been trying for years, and lost my first pregnancy, and was busy charting my cycle, taking my temperature, etc, and far more in tune with my body than she was or ever had been with hers. She had obviously never considered what these struggles of mine meant, what I went through every month, that I might anxiously take pregnancy tests, hoping I'm pregnant, worried about another ectopic pregnancy.
Assuming the infertile know nothing about the conception process, or indeed pregnancy, is so wrong. I would never have lectured my friend on healthy and unhealthy foods. She's had a life-long issue with weight, and belonged to Weight Watchers many times. She knows exactly which foods she should and shouldn't eat. And she knows how to step on a scale. Just like I knew exactly what to do to get pregnant - and how to pee on a stick.
On a brighter note, I helped a friend/workmate – not infertile, but getting worried after six months of trying – to get pregnant by informing her she needed to have sex before ovulation not after. I take credit for creating her sons.
Have you ever been treated as if you’re stupid just because you're infertile?