48 Infertility Quotes that Feel Your Pain and Offer Hope

1. “After a while, when you’re not successful, you start to associate the word ‘failure’ every time you pee on a stick and it doesn’t come out the right color. What starts out as a dream becomes a project that’s all-consuming — everywhere you look, women are pregnant, and every song on the radio seems like it’s all about being pregnant! It becomes a very frustrating, frightening place.”– Brooke Shields 

2. “I found that each time a test was negative, it stopped the dreaming and hoping for a while. Taking the test was a way of puncturing the balloons of hope because if I didn’t, they would lift and lift without any evidence, and their falling back down every month was too painful. Essentially, I took all these tests to keep myself from hoping, because the hoping was breaking my heart.”– Shauna Niequist 

3. “Sometimes it’s hard to see the rainbow when there’s been endless days of rain.”– Christina Greer

4. “Anyone that’s been in the place of wanting another child or wanting a child knows the disappointment, the pain, and the loss that you go through trying and struggling with fertility.”– Nicole Kidman

5. “The world was selfish, unjust. How could so many undeserving people be given the opportunity to raise children they didn’t even want while so many worthy individuals didn’t get the chance?”― Brittainy C. Cherry

6. “Something significant in me snapped when I miscarried; that something hadn’t unsnapped yet. It hadn’t been put back together and I was afraid it never would. I knew Jesus was with me, but my insides twirled threatening to take me down from the inside out. I knew He was with me, giving me permission to be in the broken parts of my story…”- Natalie Brenner

7. “Just because someone is blessed to have one child doesn’t mean that secondary infertility is an easy pill to swallow.”- Nikki Parnell

8. “They don’t get the particular nature of this grief, how it’s less about the loss of a potential child than it is about the endless possibility that there may yet be an actual child.” Alexandra Kimball

9. “It’s not that motherhood is out of reach, it’s that it’s just out of reach. It’s not that motherhood didn’t happen, it’s that it almost did and, in fact, still could. The difference between the grief of infertility and other reasons for mourning – the loss of a spouse, for example – is in that promise of ‘just,’ in ‘almost,’ in ‘still could.” – Alexandra Kimball

10. “It is one thing, I was discovering, to think, “Maybe I won’t have kids,” and quite another to be told, “Maybe you can’t.” This is how impatience turns to desperation.”- Peggy Orenstein

11. “What if infertility isn’t a war but an awakening? What if it’s not about death but about a renaissance?”- Rekha Ramcharan

12. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

13. “Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”― Roy T. Bennett

14. “You’re a fighter. Think about everything you’ve overcome. Don’t give up now.” – Olivia Benson

15. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.”– Japanese Proverb

16. “..Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning.” – Psalm 30:5

17. “It’s going to be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” – Anonymous

18. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

19. “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” – Robert H. Schuller

20. “A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” — Gina Carey

21. “There’s a unique pain that comes from preparing a place in your heart for a child that never comes.” — David Platt

22. “I was pregnant for the first time and I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life. I picked out names; I envisioned what my child would look like… I was feeling very maternal. I flew back to New York to get my checkup — and no heartbeat. Literally, the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat. I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I’ve ever written in my life. And it was actually the first song I wrote for my album. And it was the best form of therapy for me because it was the saddest thing I’ve ever been through.” — Beyonce

23. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” — Suzy Kassem

24. Going through years-long infertility struggles is not for the faint of heart. It can either make or break your marital relationship. Make the determined commitment that no matter what happens, you and your husband were…and are a couple first.” — Cheryl

25. “Infertility is this huge emotional roller coaster. If you want in your heart more than anything to have a baby, it’s the hardest thing you will ever go through physically, emotionally, and financially.” — Cindy Margolis

26. “The English language lacks the words to mourn an absence. For the loss of a parent, grandparent, spouse, child or friend, we have all manner of words and phrases, some helpful, some not. Still, we are conditioned to say something, even if it is only “I’m sorry for your loss.” But for an absence, for someone who was never there at all, we are wordless to capture that particular emptiness. For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent ephemeral shadows over their lives. Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?” — Laura Bush

27. “Infertility often comes with grief and loss. You have to let go of the vision of how long the journey will be and learn to flow and become stronger through the process.” — Halle Tecco

28. “I found that each time a test was negative, it stopped the dreaming and hoping for a while. Taking the test was a way of puncturing the balloons of hope because if I didn’t, they would lift and lift without any evidence, and their falling back down every month was too painful. Essentially, I took all these tests to keep myself from hoping, because the hoping was breaking my heart.” — Shauna Niequist

29. I learned that all pain and loss is, in fact, a gift. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else.” — Beyonce

30. “Infertility is a disease…just like diabetes or cancer. Telling someone with infertility to “just relax & you will get pregnant” is the same as telling someone with cancer to “Just relax & you will be healed.”- Unknown

31. “Even miracles take a little time.” —Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother

32. “There is purpose in your season of waiting.” —Megan Smalley

33. “No matter what joy your past choices have brought you, you can still have this experience – it’s not greedy to ask for it. And no matter what pain, sorrow or loss your past has brought you, you can still choose to be a mother – you’re not being punished.”- Rekha Ramcharan

34. “Infertility often comes with grief and loss. You have to let go of the vision of how long the journey will be and learn to flow and become stronger through the process.”– Halle Tecco

35. “I was taught the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.” — Marie Curie

36. “What feels like the end is often the beginning.” —Anonymous

37. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” —The Hunger Games

38. Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.” —Ina May Gaskin

39. “As long as we are persistent in the pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens on its own.” —Denis Waitley

40. “…hope is never wasted. Even if what I hoped for did not come to fruition as I had imagined, as I had hoped. Hope is placing the beautifully vulnerable parts of ourselves, our raw selves, into His hands. I believe hope moves His heart; but hope also moves our hearts into His hands. Hope builds trust.”― Natalie Brenner

41. “People talk about the miracle of birth. No. There’s the miracle of conception. I did IVF, but nothing happened. So I began to think of adoption, and then I got pregnant. It was definitely a miracle.” —Iman

If you’re enjoying these quotes, make sure to read our collection of adoption quotes about the power of expanding your family and helping others.

42. “Your worth is not determined by your fertility.”– Anonymous

43. “A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.” —Anonymous

44. “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” — Stephanie Bennett-Henry

45. “Infertility is a loss. It’s the loss of a dream. It’s the loss of an assumed future. And, like every loss, it will be grieved.” – Unknown

46. “If there’s anyone out there who is trying and they’re just losing hope…just hang in there. Try every avenue; try anything you can do, ’cause you’ll get there. You’ll end up with a family, and it’s so worth it. It is the most ‘worth it’ thing.” – Jimmy Fallon

47. “I’m not waiting for the stars to align… just my hormones.”- Unknown

48. “As the general population grows in awareness and education, the sharp edges of infertility are softened as judgement is replaced with compassion and loneliness is replaced with comfort.” – Charis Boone Johnson

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