General Infertility

The Infamous Question

November 22nd, 2013
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I was at my neighbor’s house last week and we sat down and talked while our two daughters played together. My neighbor commented on how nice and sweet my daughter is, and that it is good for her daughter to have a friend such as my daughter. The conversation was going well and then the [...]

What’s Your Goal?

October 25th, 2013
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When you first start to suspect a problem after unsuccessfully trying to conceive for a time, it may be easy to jump to conclusions. Don’t. There are many different reasons why a couple may not have been able to conceive, some more serious than others, and some unidentifiable. You simply don’t know where your situation [...]

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; [...]

Relating to Single Friends

October 7th, 2013
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One thing I have learned from living with infertility is to sympathize with my single friends. My husband and I are in our mid-thirties, as are most of our friends. Over the years, I have heard about their desire to settle down, the various attempts they have made to find a suitable partner, and the [...]

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 [...]

Facing Emotions Of Infertility

September 9th, 2013
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At my job we have decided that we would get uniforms for our technicians. I was responsible for finding the company and getting prices and so forth. We settled upon the company and I called the representative out to my office. Somehow the representative and I start talking about vacations and needing to take a [...]

Advice for Infertility Newbies

August 26th, 2013
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Pregnancy after infertility: what can be better than that? A positive pregnancy test is the ultimate goal, right? Perhaps this may very well be true for those who never experienced loss. However, even a single early loss of pregnancy can jeopardize the rightful joy of a newly discovered pregnancy. The thinking is that if it [...]

Taking Back Your Life

August 19th, 2013
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My husband and I have dealt with infertility the better part of our marriage. It has shaken us to the core at times and made us wonder if we ever would be able to share our love with a son or daughter of our own. It makes you question yourself as a person and changes your [...]

Forks in the Road Along the Way

July 26th, 2013
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I have counted five forks on the road of infertility. Not everyone will come to each one. Some will set up camp at the sight of the first fork, some will travel a ways before setting up camp. These forks are as follows: acknowledging there may be a problem and getting tested; deciding whether or [...]

Finding Joy in Strange Places

March 15th, 2013
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In our attempts at parenthood, I have done my share of research.  I managed to overcome my needle-phobia so that I could benefit from acupuncture.  The meaning of this became especially clear when I was receiving after-transfer treatment last year.  Even though by then I had been going to acupuncture for some time, that day, [...]