When I was pregnant for the short-lived time, I went crazy signing up for every free baby thing out there- magazines, samples, websites, etc. So for the next several years, and still sometimes now, baby related paraphernalia shows up in my mailbox. It rubs a pretty sore spot to continue getting diapers and formula samples and various parenting magazines after a miscarriage and subsequent years of battling infertility. Every time something shows up I just want to scream and shove it in the trash as fast as possible.
Of course these companies have no idea what happened, and I can’t blame them. The only company I hold a grudge against is the pregnancy website I was so excited to be part of. Unfortunately it’s been so long I can’t even remember what site it was! One of the big ones is all I recall. There was a special area you could access if you were pregnant. Every day it would tell you what your baby looked like and there were forums and you could have buddies. I had several forum buddies that I was messaging with that were around my same due date.
Then the miscarriage happened and I sadly plugged that info into my profile and….blip. All that went away too. Suddenly the website told me I could not access that portion because it was only for pregnant women. Talk about a slap in the face! So to my fledgling online buddies I just disappeared. I wish I could remember the site so I could avoid it if I ever get another chance to plug in pregnancy info.
The website I’m part of now is FertilityFriend.com. I’ve kept a chart there for several years and go on the forums sometimes when I’m obsessing, just to have company. I’d be interested to know what fertility websites other people enjoy using.