Pregnancy

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 [...]

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

The Truth About Crinone

June 23rd, 2009
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I was very reluctant to stop taking my Progesterone In Oil (or PIO) shots and move on to the Crinone 8% vaginal progesterone gel. When I begged my doctor to let me stay on the shots (crazy I know) he told me that I would love the gel – that it would be so much [...]

Waiting For The Right Time

June 18th, 2009
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In a previous post I talked about our annual girls’ trip and my friend who is struggling to conceive. Her particular situation hits so close to home because she has endured the same questions from the same friends, is dealing with eerily similar issues such as fibroids and polyps, and like me, seems to be [...]

Categories: Causes, IVF, Pregnancy

“Normal”

March 22nd, 2009
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When you are struggling to conceive one of the things you long for the most is just to be normal. Nothing could make my jealousy peak more than when someone would tell of the fun and unique way they told their partner they were expecting. The innocence of a newly pregnant woman at only 8 [...]

Fertility Success Stories

August 1st, 2007
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While I view my own fertility story as a successful one because it ultimately led me to my child through adoption, some of you who are reading this blog might not agree. For some of you, the goal is to become pregnant, and hearing the “A” word is not comforting to you. So, I would [...]

Categories: Pregnancy