Spring has just come to an end, and summer is upon us. For many, this time is filled with days that can never be forgotten or taken for granted. For others, however, it’s a time that’s filled with apprehension and excitement about what might be just around the corner.

Whether you’re seeing a reproductive endocrinologist regularly or you’re just learning that you and/or your partner are infertile for the first time, one thing is for certain—your summer might take a different turn than you were expecting. Luckily, you won’t be alone in your experience. No matter how infertility affects your family, there are others out there that are going through similar experiences.

Although you can meet with these like-minded individuals in-person at support groups and events, there are also a variety of people you can connect with online—specifically on blogging platforms. The only issue here, though, is the time it takes to decide which blogs are worth following. It’s difficult to decipher fact from fiction and good content from good marketing online, which is why we’ve done it for you.

So, without further ado, read on to learn about the best infertility and parenthood blogs to follow in 2017, no matter where you are on your journey with infertility.

In Due Time

In 2012, Caroline and her husband learned that they wouldn’t be able to have children naturally. Today, they are still praying they will be able to become parents, and Caroline continues to write about their journey.

In Due Time is filled with posts about hope and an undying faith in the Lord. Overall, the blog has been such a positive experience for Caroline that it’s inspired her to write a book: “In Due Time: Hope and Encouragement in the Waiting.”

If you’d like to learn more about Caroline’s story, you can read the “Meet Caroline” section of her site and/or follow her on Instagram.

Snowflakes in the Rain

This blog is home to the story of Diane and Chris, a couple who started their path to parenthood shortly after marriage. After struggling to find success through natural and medical attempts, the couple decided that they would prepare for embryo adoption.

Today, Diane and Chris have two children—Lucy and Cora. Their blog is full of photos and stories about their beautiful family of four, and it’s is a source of hope to many struggling with infertility.

Whether you are interested in learning about this family’s journey with embryo adoption or their current day-to-day life, you’ll be sure to find value in their posts.

Amateur Nester

Lisa’s experience with infertility inspired to her to create Amateur Nester, a blog that talks about her journey with infertility. If you visit her blog, you’ll learn about her life with Tom, her husband, as well as CJ, her daughter.

One of the things that differentiates Amateur Nester’s blog from the rest is her deep understanding of its readers. After three rounds of IVF, she understands that it’s not uncommon for individuals suffering from infertility to have a wide range of emotions when they see photos of others’ kids.

Due to her personal experience with this topic, Lisa she does not post images of her daughter on her site. She does give readers an option to learn more about her experience with pregnancy and motherhood on her personal blog, but she continues to keep Amateur Nester a place that’s open and accessible to a variety of readers.

Strength in Community

Finding your community—whether in-person or online—can be challenging. No matter where you are on your journey into parenthood, consider checking out the blogs above to read about everything from out-of-this-world conception stories to insightful posts on coping with infertility.

Mackenzie Martin is a content writer who loves to see her client’s Google search rankings grow. As a writer by day and an author by night, she has an undying love for well-crafted copy and the impact it can have. Connect with her via email: mackenziefreelance@gmail.com