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Macy from Martinis & Medicine, latest pregnancy announcement is going viral for the powerful image it shows.

The photo captures a onesie donning the words “Worth the Wait and Wait and Wait”, surrounded by a heart made of meds and syringes.

Macy shares “This is from one, yes ONE, round of IVF.”

Macy writes on her blog,  “I feel like I’m trespassing here in the world of pregnant women. The world of fertility. I don’t belong. I’ve stood on tiptoes for years, peering over the fence to see what it’s like. I’m here, but my heart is still with my sisters. The ones left behind. The ones who have walked with me for years and still they wait. My sisters who are happier for me than anyone else could ever be, because they know the pain first hand. This post will hurt them. My pregnancy, my baby, my joy, it will hurt. It’s a guilty kind of hurt (though it shouldn’t be), because you can’t understand why you’re so happy for your friend, but so utterly broken for yourself. I know because I’ve been there, and while I have this precious one now, in many ways I will never leave. The baby in my belly, soon in my arms, will not dull the pain of the next pregnancy announcement or baby shower or birth. They will always remind me of my struggle. Past and future, because I know this struggle doesn’t end. But to every single one of my babies, the one who made it and the ones who didn’t; you were worth it.”

Speaking with Babble, Macy shared some insight into the painful journey she’s endured over the last four years:

“Infertility is a deeply private struggle. It’s a disease that steals and changes who you are as a person. There’s a sadness that never truly leaves. It’s not the kind of sadness when you cry all the time, it’s more like the sadness that overwhelms your entire being, and you can feel your heart actually breaking. It makes you feel weak and tired, yet you can’t sleep because the sadness is in your dreams, too. It’s a sadness that you can’t escape, and it’s a sadness that no one can understand unless they’ve felt it. One in 8 women struggle with infertility, while 1 in 4 have miscarried at least one baby. It’s not rare, and it’s our responsibility to our friends and family to educate and raise awareness.”

Macy is 16 weeks with a baby BOY!

We wish her all the best with her journey to parenthood. It is one AMAZING ride!

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  • What a wonderfully heartfelt post.

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  • Awesome & so well written, & completely honest & true. Congratulations!!

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  • All the very best to you and your family.

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  • wow I did ivf with my bubs, didn’t feel like that much, more a pain having to drive for appointments and tests

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  • This photo is an eye opener as with the deeply personal blog by Macy. Not only do people have to go through this personal anguish. They also have to go through people asking about their childless status.

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  • This absolutely takes me back as I share a similar story. I too finally had a successful pregnancy and birth through IVF after 4 years of trying to get pregnant. Wishing her all the best.

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  • I wish you all the luck :)

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  • Powerful story ..and wishing all that endure, final happiness.

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  • A strong message for sure and it is a long journey for many people.

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  • It is a very powerful image especially for those who couldn’t possibly fathom just how much you go through with IVF.

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  • Congratulations. I hope baby boy arrives safely.

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  • Congratulations to Macy,wishing you all the best for the future!

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  • Macy has beautifully articulated what all infertile women are going through & she\’s right, the sadness never really leaves you. We endured 8 years of trying on our own, IVF with my own eggs & finally going through 2 egg donor\’s until we finally held our baby in our arms. I still remember the heartache of every failed cycle & transfer as I now watch my 2 & 1 year old boy\’s play around me. As over the moon as we are to finally be here, my heart still aches for all the other\’s still struggling.


    • Such a long journey. I’m glad you succeeded in becoming a mum too! :-)



      • It is a tough and long journey for so many people.

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  • Aw bless you Macy for all the pain and hardship you endured. Many congrats on your pregancy, you must be over the moon ! Hope all goes well and soon you’ll hold your wee boy ! And hopefully more children will follow. Bless all who’re infertile and walk this hard and painful journey !

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  • I have been there. 5 years of IVF, 3 miscarriages, 2 cycles with egg donor, heart broken…
    Results: A miracle and beautiful daughter.
    When I thought that I was the happiest in my life another huge miracle happen. A natural conceived baby, that was born 4 months ago.
    Good luck Macy.

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