Infertility is a secretive club that no one wants to belong to. There is a high cost of membership, financially but also emotionally, physically, and spiritually. And somehow the belonging is not the kind of exclusive club you want to be part of because it excludes you from belonging to the mainstream, the 'normal' clubs everyone else seems to be in. Even though 1 in 6 couples are in the club at any given time, it can still be a lonely place.
This is where Lori found herself beginning in 2007, in the incredibly isolated place of being stuck in a pregnant pause. As she walked through the inevitable choices that need to be made, she found herself eliminating the most popular paths to a family most others in the club chose. Isolating herself further. She realized her story wasn't going to be any of the typical paths, her story was having no answers, no next steps, and it could have been about having no hope. But it wasn't!
This is why The Pregnant Pause was written. Lori wanted to make the INfertility club more INclusive, so women on all different paths of the journey could find hope in her journey. Because Lori's infertility story has not reached its conclusion, yet it resonates with all the women also still waiting. Waiting for answers. Waiting for their next steps. Waiting for their path to be revealed. Waiting on hope. Waiting for the joyful life they long for. Lori eventually found that joy. This is her story.