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Healing infertility

These parents learned that God is the creator.

From the October 2001 issue of The Christian Science Journal

AFTER A FEW YEARS OF MARRIAGE, my husband and I wanted to start a family. I thought that this would be a natural and easy step for us, as we had a very loving home and felt we would make good, strong parents. But when nothing happened after a few years, I was very discouraged. I consulted a fertility specialist in December of 1999. After examining me, he offered his opinion that I would not be able to conceive a child without extensive medical intervention, because there appeared to be a complete tubal occlusion. He also said that even if I undertook these treatments, there was only a certain chance of success that a pregnancy could be achieved.

A fertility specialist said that I would not be able to conceive without extensive medical intervention.

I received this news two days before Christmas, and I was absolutely devastated. My husband and I had planned to travel to his family's for the holiday, and I prayed to God non-stop just to gain a feeling of peace and love at Christmastime, and to be joyous around my husband's family. My sister-in-law would be giving birth in a few weeks, and I was grateful that I was able to be genuinely happy for her and to enjoy the wonderful fact that I was going to be an aunt for the first time. This was a major step for me, as I had been extremely jealous previously.

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