Alison Prato — a mom of two from Brooklyn, NY, and professional writer with bylines in a slew of publications ranging from Maxim to Rolling Stone — was on top of the world when she gave birth to her daughter, Ever, in 2009 at 35 years old. But after taking a few years to soak up those sweet baby years, Alison was ready to bring a second child into the world. Her issue? She was struggling to get pregnant again.
"I didn't think it would be hard to have another baby, but long story short, over the next four years, I tried to have another baby and ended up having four miscarriages," explained Alison. "My husband and I went through the wringer emotionally. Our marriage was in turmoil. We were kind of on different wavelengths about how far we wanted to push this. When you're clocking your ovulation, and having sex on-demand, it's just the least sexy thing in the world."
While it's no secret that struggling to conceive often does a number on couples' marriages — just look at Netflix's Friends From College, for example — Alison admitted that we don't talk about it enough.