#WHYIDO- SHARON

I graduated from Oklahoma State in 2006 with a business degree, and immediately accepted a job at an oil service company thinking I was going to grow up to be some oil tycoon. (My Dad always told me I was expensive, and needed a good paying job.) After a few years, I realized I lacked passion for my job.  I decided to go back to college. I went to The University of Texas and graduated with a bachelor degree in nursing, and that’s when my life changed.

Throughout nursing school, I didn’t know what field I wanted to get into. I loved every clinic rotation I was able to be a part of. Everything I did just felt right. While I was at UT, my brother was on a different path of trying to expand his family. After many unsuccessful attempts, they sought the help of a fertility specialist. Three failed IVF cycles and thousands and thousands of dollars later they still weren’t able to have a child.  This is when it hit me. I wanted to help people going through what my brother and his wife had been through. As fate would have it I was hired by a fertility clinic shortly after.

The amount of heartbreak I see on a daily basis is unfathomable. The ultrasounds that reveal there isn’t a heartbeat, the calls telling patients they’re not pregnant, seeing couples struggle because they can’t afford fertility treatments.

Why did I choose this profession, this specialty? To be the person to offer compassion and empathy for the couple who haven’t opened up about their fertility issues.To help those going through infertility who have zero idea what they are about to get into, and trust me these people are getting in deep.  

My passion grew into even more than my job as an IVF nurse. I created a blog to raise awareness on a topic that isn’t openly discussed (although it’s getting better). I wanted not only my patients, but others dealing with infertility to know that the people behind the scenes care.  I wanted to create a voice for those who keep their struggles under wraps.  Helping others has always been my passion, and without taking the leap to switch career paths I would have never made it to where I am today. That’s #WhyIDo!

Hi, I’m Sharon.  A graduate of Oklahoma State University as well as The University of Texas.  Currently working as an IVF nurse in the great state of Texas.  I turned my career into my passion by starting a blog, Funny Girls of Fertility, as well as a t-shirt line to raise awareness for a cause that is so close to my heart.