Emotional Support

It’s Your Time To Heal – Male Factor Infertility

October 3rd, 2013
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I remember it like it was yesterday when we received the phone call that changed our lives forever. My husband and I were at work and the doctor’s nurse called me back. She started off the conversation with a question, and that question was “Have you ever considered donor sperm?” We knew at that moment [...]

Retreat for Those Experiencing Infertility

June 12th, 2013
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Five couples and four women without their husbands in tow usher into the conference room. We drove various distances to be here. Some from Virginia, some from North Carolina and Pennsylvania, and some from the other end of West Virginia, where our retreat house is located. We’ve been married anywhere from less than 2 years [...]

Two Week Wait Obsessions

March 27th, 2013
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The time between an attempt at pregnancy (be that timed intercourse, an intra-uterine insemination, or an embryo transfer) and confirmation of the result of the attempt is commonly referred to as the two week wait. Generally speaking, it takes about two weeks before a pregnancy can be detected, even though the actual length of time [...]

This is Not Your Typical Mother’s Day Story

May 12th, 2011
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For Mother’s Day my husband and daughter treated me to a wonderful dinner at one of my favorite Italian restaurants. My daughter who is six years old still needs to be reminded to use her utensils and not her fingers and to sit properly in her chair from time to time. In other words, she [...]

Welcome to the Fertility Blog A-Z and Everything In Between

April 6th, 2011
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Welcome to the new series of Fertility Blogs! As a Mom and a woman who had some of the most excruciating experiences with my infertility treatments, I can empathize and sympathize with every woman, man and family during these emotional times. A friend once asked me to describe myself, using one word, starting with the [...]

I Need Trouble

May 30th, 2010
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Before everyone starts thinking I’m a crazy endorphin loving hellion let you say this- my dog’s name is Trouble. She is a four year old bulldog who snores like a busted chainsaw and I absolutely adore her. Women (or at least the crowd I hang around) have a natural, wonderful ability to nurture and love. [...]

Categories: Emotional Support

The Goal of Fertility Treatments

April 20th, 2010
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The Southeast Chapter of RESOLVE is having it’s first annual Family Building Conference on May 1st in Atlanta, Georgia (CLICK HERE for more information). Beyond being a spectacular idea – getting people together with experts to discuss issues surroung infertility – it is also very well named! The conference intends to “address the medical, emotional, [...]

Handling Infertility

June 17th, 2009
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Little things often remind me of how different people are. Infertility struggles can really emphasize the myriad of different ways that people cope, or approach situations and experiences. I, for example, am a very anxious person who worries about everything. That carried over into my infertility struggles as I literally obsessed about all of the [...]

Not Talking

May 19th, 2009
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Men and women really are different in their styles of communication. Nothing highlights that more than when a couple is facing infertility. All I want to do in moments of crisis or emotional havoc is hash it out with my husband. I want to discuss all of the pros and cons, find solutions and make [...]

National Infertility Awareness Week

April 23rd, 2009
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April 25 – May 2nd, 2009 is National Infertility Awareness Week. This week is dedicated to raising awareness about the disease of infertility that affects 7.3 million Americans. An organization that spearheads the movement to learn more about infertility and seek out support is RESOLVE. If you have not yet done so I encourage you [...]