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Bumper stickers for the infertile

Maybe it's because we're getting a new car soon, but I keep thinking of bumper stickers appropriate for people like me who are enjoying their struggle with infertility...

1) The bumper sticker answer to the pram parking situation... So whenever I am having a hard time trying to find a park at the shops, and there are vacant pram parks, I wish so much that I had a bumper sticker to say something along to the lines of:
"After xxxx$$$ of failed IVF treatment I have earned my right to use pram parking"

2) My answer to the "My family" cute little stick figure stickers... Maybe they should have a new type of sticker that denotes the lab-cultured embryos... Although if I went this option, I think I would have a pretty full back window... with close to 70 embryos... 

3) The "baby on board" sticker --- simple response... "No baby on board" 

Well maybe not... but it's one possible route for being less invisible... 


  1. I've thought of these things too, although not as pithily as you! :) We thought about having a zillion little specks to denote embryos, and I've seen a bumper sticker that says "No Baby On Board: Feel Free To Just Plow Into Me" which is lovely and sarcastic. But doesn't necessarily make it clear that that baby is missing. The expecting mother/mother with small children parking...yes. I think "Grieving the Possibility of Small Children" parking would be lovely, too.

    1. HI Jess, for some reason I have only just seen your reply here! I really quite like the "feel free to just plow into me" comment--- it is clever--- I think it does make a rather brutal point that there's a kind of societal undertone about childlessness equating to worthlessness... (of course I don't agree with that, but I do think it's a cruel idea that exists out there!)


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