My Journey, So Far

I'm Stacey. I've been married for three years to a wonderful, devoted man named Justin. I'm a 27 year old middle school English teacher who loves working with youth. I have recently been diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). My husband and I have been trying to conceive for two years. We knew as soon as we were married we wanted children.

Infertility Roller Coaster

The roller coaster ride really did mirror infertility treatment for me and many others. I would do something that terrified me, that wreaked havoc on my body and my mind for my child. I would take what I perceived as a personal risk for her. When I knew I couldn't handle the roller coaster anymore I chose another ride, hoping that different ride would work.

Wanting to Start a Family Now

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We've been married for three years. Before marriage my husband and I did discuss wanting to have a family someday (at least three kids).

Now each time now that I try to talk about trying it seems that he has an excuse of why "now" isn't a good time. I'm in my thirties and am concerned about running into problems conceiving.

I feel resentful as his reasons are selfish. It would interfere with our travel plans, (those I'd give up easily), wanting to buy a bigger house (we have 3 bedrooms), and now even citing "the economy."

Any advice to help me understand?