Share Your Story: Meet Kaitlyn Wibbenmeyer

Welcome to the Share Your Story series on InfertileAF, where we feature women and men willing to boldly share their personal insight into their diagnosis or their journey alongside Infertility.

Want to share your story? You can complete your interview HERE!
Without further ado, please meet Kaitlyn Wibbenmeyer.

Name: Kaitlyn Wibbenmeyer

Age: 27
Location: Perryville, MO

Give us your quick bio:

I'm a small town girl looking to help and inspire other who struggle with infertility. The struggle was part of my journey and it’s made me who I am. I met my husband at 15, married at 22 and struggled to start our family.

What is your personal experience with Infertility?

We tried 3 months of clomid, 2 IUI’s then our RE retired.. went to find a new doctor and found one who we fell in love with after interviewing 2 clinics, IVF was the path for us. All OOP so we had to save money first. 

FET #1 ended in miscarriage, 
FET #2 we played the odds and transferred 2 embryos and found success with our rainbow baby!

At your lowest point, how did Infertility impact you?

Our journey with infertility has been interesting because my neighbor and I went through treatment at the same time. We both knew we were going to the same clinic. We had egg retrieval’s days apart and decided to keep our transfer dates a secret. Sure enough we both walk in on the same day! My neighbor sat in the bay next to us. We both received positive betas but God had other plans for my husband and me. We lost our pregnancy and my neighbor carried her daughter and I always look at that little girl and think about the baby I would have at that age.

What was the turning point in your mindset? What helped you find happiness outside of Infertility?

After my miscarriage I had so much support from family and friends. Two of my dearest friends would send me inspirational quotes and just faith filled things that kept me moving.

What actions did you take to help you heal?

Opening up about our journey and miscarriage helped me more than I thought. I come from a religion that I feel is rather opinionated with infertility, especially things like in-vitro. A miscarriage is not as uncommon as some would believe. Infertility, unfortunately, is more common than I thought too. Infertility sucks but the infertile community is rare and beautiful!

What would you tell other people facing an Infertility diagnosis?

Infertility does not define you as a human being. You are still a daughter, you are still a partner, a wife, a badass woman. Keep on keeping on and remember: you did not come this far to only go this far!

How do you views align with the InfertileAF Mission?

I want to inspire women to know that the journey is part of your story. This season may be hard  but the plans for your life are bigger than you’ll ever know. It just take time, grace and a kickass attitude.


~Thank you, Kaitlyn, for sharing you amazing words with our audience. 

If you would like to be bold and share your perspective, be sure to submit your story HERE!