Fertility Myths

Begin Again

October 17th, 2011
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Writing about the creation of life is about beginning again. There is so much information available today for most people who are trying to conceive. Websites, blogs, advertisements, all leading to potential answers and antidotes which will certainly help you become pregnant. After having gone through so many infertility treatments, experiments on my body, mind [...]

We’ve Run Out

June 28th, 2010
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It seems to me like I meet more people who are experiencing infertility all the time. This may be that I’m drawn to these men and women because I feel a connection with them or maybe it is something else. A lot of people feel that some couples are experiencing infertility at a higher rate [...]

The Zombie Diet

February 6th, 2010
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I have an odd gift of finding the craziest things I think. So for this month’s crazy infertility myth I’m going to write about eating monkey brains. At first I thought this was an urban legend that sprang from an Indiana Jones movie, but on further studying I’ve found this to be a real tradition. [...]

Being Selfish

March 9th, 2009
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About four years ago my mother-in-law gave me a fertility doll that was supposed to give me good luck in efforts to conceive. Either I have unrealistic expectations on how fast that doll was supposed to work, or my particular fertility doll was faulty. Either way I don’t think I can give credit to the [...]

Infertility Myths

March 5th, 2009
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In this era of “octomoms” and families of 8 or 18 it is easy to understand how people can have misconceptions about infertility and its treatment. As I was searching for information and statistics regarding multiple births and fertility treatment (out of pure curiosity), I realized that there are A LOT of myths and misunderstandings [...]

Wife, Mother and Friend

March 4th, 2009
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Today a friend of mine who has struggled with secondary infertility for six years gave birth to a healthy baby boy! The event prompted me to think back on our many conversations about trying to conceive and how afraid and scared we were to try IVF. My overwhelming wish throughout that time was to just [...]

Fertility Myths: Adopting to Get Pregnant

November 26th, 2007
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One of the fertility myths that annoys me the most is the misperception that adopting a child will cause you to become pregnant. The media continues to perpetuate this myth, which might be one reason that people seem to buy into this nonsense. I adopted my son almost seven years ago, and I have not [...]

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Fertility Myths

August 6th, 2007
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When I was trying to conceive, I lost count of the number of “solutions” to our woes offered by well-meaning family and friends. I can look back now and see the humor in these suggestions. However, when I was going through the process, I was not amused. Here are some of the solutions that I [...]

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Marketing Birth Control

August 1st, 2006
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“Womankind: Is Seasonale® Reasonable?” Elaine Stillerman, LMT, wrote the above article for Massage Today, a publication that I receive. She is upset with the marketing of Seasonale®, and wonders if other women feel the same way. Is there anyone else feeling disgusted and outraged at the latest assault on women by the pharmaceutical industry? Are [...]

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“Just Relax”

July 12th, 2006
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“Just relax” There is hardly any one comment that makes trying-to-be parents as crazy as the above statement. It seems to say that there is a “blame” to lay on someone, and you are the intended target, since you are so incapable of handling your stress, you are being punished by not having a child. [...]

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