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Science cracked the biological clock

I didn't believe that there was such a thing as a biological clock. And then I reached my late 20s and really, really wanted a baby. Fortunately for me, I already had the perfect guy and we were on the same path to marriage, baby and happily ever afterhood. I have a lot of friends who heard the ticking of their clocks earlier in life and had several children before I had my first. And I have a few friends who wanted to get their careers in order and didn't mind putting baby plans on hold....more

Colorado Senators Kill National Award Winning Family Planning Program

Anyone who knows me is well aware that one of the easiest ways to make me angry is to politicize women’s health care. And the Colorado Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee has done just that....more

The cost of family planning

Well-meaning friends and family members always have questions. When you start dating someone for a while, they want to know when you are getting married. When you get married, they want to know when you are going to have a baby. When you have a baby, they want to know if you are going to have another baby. (And, if several years go by, they really want to know if you are going to have another baby. If you hedge at all, they are happy to remind you that you should do it now.)...more

#NaBloPoMo 2014: Day 13: Herbs for Fertility and Family Planning

For this post, I will be focusing on herbs used for fertility, menstruation, and family planning. Next to wanting to know what herbs to use during pregnancy to maintain health, these are the herbs I am asked the most about by clients. I figured it was time to write a post explaining what formulas I recommend and why I recommend them....more

15 Reasons I Am DONE Having Kids (And 10 Reasons I'm Not Sure)

 I dipped my spoon into the molten lava cake and ice cream I shouldn't be eating (and wouldn't be, if I fit into my favorite skinny jeans), and slowly raised my eyes up to his, only to see them trailing off somewhere in the half-empty chain restaurant. I know he's already mentally changed the subject, so I distract myself looking at the kind-of-cute waiter's tattoos and let it go (for now). ...more

Fertility and death and stuff

When I was 24 years old, I was sharing an elevator ride with a woman in her 40s. I had just met her about five minutes ago at a crafting event. She had been talking to her friends about getting pregnant. As soon as the elevator doors closed, she turned to me and asked, "You're in your twenties, right?" I said yes. "You should go ahead and freeze your eggs now, that way they will be good when you hit 40 and decide you are ready to have a child....more

The Right Time To Have A Baby

I have been married to my husband 3 out of 10 years. It was no secret we were waiting for the perfect time to have a baby. To me, something was always in the way. More than anything…I had to be ready....more

Thoughts on a Second Child

Since making the decision to become a stay-at-home mother to my 12-month old daughter, I feel like I have never been simultaneously so busy and had so much time to fill. It seems like my daughter acquires a new skill every day, and as I struggle to keep up and keep her entertained, I start to think back to the early days of lying around napping with a quiet and immobile baby on my chest. She is only 12-months old, but I still find myself looking back at old pictures and missing my baby....more

I'm the 1% ...more