Self Care

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 [...]

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 [...]

Prognosis- Impatient

January 28th, 2010
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            When dealing with infertility, a couple needs to practice a great deal of patience. Sadly, I was born with very little patience for waiting for exciting things to happen. For example, I’ll purposely hide Christmas presents in horribly obvious places in hopes that my husband will find them. He now makes me wait until [...]

The Top Ten Things NOT to Say

February 26th, 2009
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Anyone who has struggled with infertility has inevitably been given “advice” or opinions completely unsolicited and often shockingly rude. As my husband and I discussed some of the inappropriate comments we heard when we began to tell people that we were having trouble conceiving (something we started talking about in response to the unending questions [...]

Taking a Break from Fertility Procedures

July 18th, 2007
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As badly as I wanted a baby, fertility procedures had taken over our lives vigorously for the past six months, and I needed a break – badly. I insisted upon taking a break from fertility procedures as the holidays rolled around again. I could not bear another disappointment right at Christmas. My husband was baffled [...]

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Brag A Little

June 12th, 2007
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Have you ever hear of Ten on Tuesday? It is a blog that puts up a prompt for each Tuesday and then you complete it and link your post to it. And they have been doing so since 2004. Today the list of ten has to do with bragging about yourself. I completed the list [...]

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Make A Wish

May 25th, 2007
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There are a couple of sites that I have been frequenting lately that have to do with making a wish. I have linked before to the absolutely incredible blog from The Town Criers called, “Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters”. Along the sidebar she has a link that says, “Make a Wish” that shows a [...]

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Infertility Humor (?)

May 17th, 2007
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I can’t seem to get enough of the FertilityPlus site. In fact, it is one of the only sites that lists a page for infertility humor. FertilityPlus First of all, here is their disclaimer: These jokes may not be funny to some and they are not politically correct. If you’re not in the mood please [...]

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Infertility Slang

April 27th, 2007
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Trying To Conceive Slang Terms I stumbled upon this extensive list of fertility slang terms to keep in mind while reading blogs, or writing your own. Although I’m only going to reprint the ABC’s the list goes all the way through Z. With a ton of terms that I hadn’t ever heard of, it sure [...]

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