Grief

Time Doesn’t Stop

October 11th, 2013
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It’s been 3,650 days, 120 months, and 10 years from the day that I found out that we suffered with infertility. You tend to think to yourself that if you just give it time and relax that it will happen. You will just wake up one day nauseated and pee on a stick and you’re pregnant; [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Audaciously Awaiting

April 23rd, 2011
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In most societies, it is assumed that girls will grow up and have babies. We, as girls are given dolls to play with, babysit, help with others’ kids and are taught nurturing skills in preparation to become a Mom. Historically, women had children at a much younger age and had more children. As women entered the [...]

Liar, Liar!

May 10th, 2010
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When dealing with infertility the two people you want to be up front and honest with are your spouse and your doctor. Besides your religious faith, there is nothing that can help you get pregnant. Now let me confess another no-no, I lied to my doctor when we started our infertility process. It seems obvious, [...]

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A Serious Lack of Information

April 29th, 2010
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I originally sat down to type out a blog post about abnormal symptoms after giving birth and how they can lead to secondary infertility. When I started doing some basic research (Google and Wikipedia) I was shocked to find nothing. I could find a lot of websites that discussed the post partum phase but none [...]

My Enemy- Self Doubt

April 24th, 2010
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I’m not a negative person, or so I like to tell myself. Sadly, I am one of those people who tend to internalize everything and somehow find fault in most of what I do. This is one of the reasons infertility was such a struggle for me. Let me start by explaining a little about myself. [...]

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Hopes and Dreams

May 13th, 2009
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In the world of infertility you often feel as though you should be “game” for anything – you know that you are going through all of this to have a child and you can sometimes be made to feel selfish or unenlightened if you have a desire to have a biological child. If you want [...]

Sadness Dates

May 16th, 2007
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I remember dates pretty well. Not necessarily years, but that month and day stick in my mind. Although I do remember the year that I graduated high school and the year I met Chris. I’m good at birthdays, except for my best friend Joe’s which I can never remember if it is on the 10th [...]

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Another Locket Story

April 24th, 2007
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Yesterday, after my post, I kept thinking about lockets and how they have come into my life. And here is a biggie. My dad decided that he wanted to be cremated. His ashes were to be put into an urn while each one of us kids were able to have some ashes as well. The [...]

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