Resolution

It Takes a Village – Donor Metaphor

November 5th, 2013
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I have had the privilege of seeing first hand “where babies come from”. Our first two frozen embryo transfers with adopted embryos, albeit unsuccessful, allowed me to see what these embryos looked like under the microscope. I watched them slowly rotate and float in their little petri dish before they were taken into the catheter [...]

Grieving Loss of Intimacy

October 22nd, 2013
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One of the losses of infertility that doesn’t get a lot of attention is the loss of intimacy. One way this happens is when sexual intimacy becomes so focused on conception, that it loses its unitive function. Rather than something to look forward to as a shared expression of love for each other, it becomes [...]

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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; [...]

Reminders of Infertility

October 8th, 2013
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I want to consider us cured. Maybe not cured of infertility, since the medical condition that got us started on this journey is still there, but cured of childlessness. For me, it was always the difference between being a mother and not being a mother that made infertility so difficult. So once I finally became [...]

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 [...]

Counting My Blessings

August 25th, 2013
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Counting my blessings: I think that’s got to be the motto in life if we are to enjoy it. In the realm of infertility, there is a lot to which those who are unaffected by it are oblivious. How easily it can consume your life. How it can drain your energy, positive attitude, finances. How [...]

Categories: Pregnancy, Resolution

Pregnancy After Loss

July 25th, 2013
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When we experienced our chemical pregnancy a year and a half ago, we got varying reactions from people. Some tried to minimize the loss by referring to the tiny baby/babies as “just cells” or “eggs”, while others encouraged me to name them and think of them as children I have in heaven. Considering myself Pro-Life, [...]

Infertility Survivor’s Guilt

July 17th, 2013
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Perhaps like most people, when I first started down the journey of infertility, I saw everything through the lens of my own specific circumstances. I assumed that all people who were infertile were childless, and I didn’t take very seriously those conditions which were mild compared to our own severe diagnosis. Of course, as I [...]

Categories: Pregnancy, Resolution

Resolving Childlessness

July 12th, 2013
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Counting my blessings: I think that’s got to be the motto in life if we are to enjoy it. In the realm of infertility, there is a lot to which those who are unaffected by it are oblivious. How easily it can consume your life. How it can drain your energy, positive attitude, finances. How [...]

Infertility During Pregnancy

June 27th, 2013
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How relevant is infertility during pregnancy? I used to think that there was a definitive cure to infertility – having a child. But now that I’m in my second trimester awaiting the arrival of our first baby thanks to the gift of embryo adoption, I see that infertility – at least our infertility – won’t [...]

Categories: Pregnancy, Resolution