“I’ve come to terms with not hav­ing chil­dren”

Glamour (South Africa) - - Life -

Kelly, 33, mar­ried “We tried to have chil­dren for eight years, ex­haust­ing all the med­i­cal op­tions, suf­fer­ing a mis­car­riage and spend­ing hun­dreds of thou­sands. Af­ter our fourth IVF cycle failed, we de­cided to draw a line un­der it. Af­ter­wards, I was left with this huge ques­tion of, ‘ Now what?’ I had a dark three months, feel­ing empty and ashamed, like it was my fault; the world is very fam­ily- ori­en­tated, and you can’t es­cape that. Now I feel I’ve turned a corner and I’ve re­booted my ca­reer. I can’t fill that gap, but I’ve found a pur­pose, and I know you can have an amaz­ing life without chil­dren.”

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