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Women Openly Share What It Feels Like To Be Told You Can't Have Kids

"You don't have to give birth to someone to be their mother."

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Three women openly discussed the struggles of infertility, and their stories were both incredibly powerful and courageous.

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Growing up as a woman, it can feel like a natural stepping stone of life is having children, but what if that was impossible...

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... No matter how badly you wanted them?

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Discovering you can't have kids isn't black and white. Ana Lydia explained she found out after going through a devastating miscarriage.

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But when you do finally find out, the women explained, it's not something that you really talk about with people you know, because it's such a touchy subject.

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And you can start to feel like somewhat of an outcast, because it seems like women around you can do something you can't.

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Knowing you can't conceive is, at times, an emotional roller coaster, from feeling lost and confused, to feeling incredibly angry.

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But in the end, a child isn't the only thing that can leave a legacy.

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After all, some of the best maternal figures aren't mothers at all.

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