Author: Jenessa Connor

Jenessa is a freelance writer, certified personal trainer, and amateur aromatherapist. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, cat, and a vast collection of running shoes, essential oils, and specialty pencils. |

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    Worry Was My Insurance Policy

    But it Couldn’t Protect Me from Infertility

    By the time I’d scheduled a consultation with a fertility clinic, I’d been trying to get pregnant for over five years. Normally a generalized aura, my worry had morphed into a hot, sweaty, magnetic force field. It drew in all of my fears so I could study them up close: I worried about the expense and my age; the tests, the results; and the side effects of the hormones I would have to inject into my stomach and thighs. I worried it wouldn’t work and I’d never have a family.

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