An Ob/Gyn Shares Her Journey From Infertility, To An Egg Donor, To Twins
In this moving essay, Shannon M. Clark, M.D., explains why she decided egg donation was right for her—and why other women in her shoes shouldn’t feel ashamed.
Board-certified ob/gyn Shannon M. Clark, M.D., an associate professor of maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch and founder of BabiesAfter35.com, knew she wanted to be a mom. But she didn’t anticipate that her road to parenthood would be so rocky. Clark talked to SELF.com about why she decided to use an egg donor, and why she wants to share what the difficult process is really like.
THE STRUGGLE OF INFERTILITY
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You know when someone says to you… “It will be worth the wait.”? Yah, not always what you want to hear.. I mean hardly ever do you want to hear that. Sometimes it feels like they are comparing their wait to yours and telling you that they completely understand what you are feeling and going through.. when they don’t. All of our waits, wants, & weariness looks different. Other times it feels like they are just saying it to say it.. like it’s in this index of things to say to sad people who are battling a long wait, so the words feel empty & unnecessary.