Sunday, July 24, 2011

30 Day Infertility Blog Challenge: Day 23

23.Does your religion (or lack of) help/hurt/affect your infertility journey? Have you found religion? Lost it? Does it affect what treatments you do?

I recently wrote a post that covered quite a bit of my religious beliefs, but suffice it to say that religion wasn't an issue.  

HOWEVER, I really do believe that there are reasons for things, and perhaps we weren't meant to procreate.  As recently as 30 years ago we wouldn't have been able to.  Looking at Darwinism, that means we are weaker genetically and need to be culled.  Hubby has been.  So it was more of an ethical thing for me, I think.  I had a lot of doubts as we entered into IVF...back in the beginning we had said we wouldn't pursue treatment for those reasons.  Things change when faced with truths that hurt, though, and we did it.  And I don't regret it, though I will always wonder about that "we weren't meant to" thing.  It felt like we went against nature.  Literally against biology.  Not against God/Buddha/Allah/whathaveyou.  Does that make sense?

1 comment:

  1. makes sense to me, in a strictly logical kind of way... but the emotional kind of way that I know you to be such an incredible person just doesn't reconcile with the logic. I feel the same way about ML - how is it possible that a man so wonderful as him could not be meant to reproduce. Regardless, I do know that he was meant to be a father.


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