September is PCOS Awareness Month. One of the most important steps a woman with PCOS can take is changing her lifestyle to include sensible eating and regular exercise. Here are some reasons why....more
The sun set while I finished reading the new memoir Avalanche: A Love Story by Australian novelist and filmmaker Julia Leigh. With darkness falling my mind tried to make sense of the contradictions raised in the book. While fertility medicine is typically presented in glowing terms, Leigh’s story opened a new window into the very real physical obstacles and anguish that accompany modern reproductive procedures....more
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." Jeremiah 1:5You may be asking why did she begin her first blog post with a Bible verse. Well that is a great question, and I have a great answer. My husband, Matt, and I just recently announced that we will be adopting. It will be a domestic adoption which means more than likely our baby will be from Tennessee....more
My husband and I had almost been married two years when I finally stopped letting the fact that we didn’t have kids yet get to me. After hundreds of questions, people telling us that they were pregnant before they told anyone else (I started to think this was some sick joke), and many tears I finally overcame the feelings and self-doubt I had been dealing with for longer than I can remember.
Here are nine things I realized when I stopped letting my empty uterus define my self-worth:
The national discussion around infertility has increased greatly in recent years, reducing stigma and boosting knowledge. Or has it?In an effort to better understand family planning goals among U.S. women, we conducted a national survey of 1,208 women ages 25-45 without children.National Research Findings...more
Will you have more children?
I have been getting this question a lot lately. I don't blame anyone for asking (even my mother-in-law). It took about five years to conceive my daughter, K. She is now almost two years old. I will be 35 this year (35 is the age when you are considered a pregnant senior citizen by the medical powers that be.)
Cheers to another year, my loves! Happy birthday to me!I turned 32 a couple of weeks ago, still baby-free. The up-side? This is the first birthday I've had in years where I freed myself from the pressure of 'I thought I'd have baby by XYZ time'. Don't get me wrong, I'd still love a child. But reprieve from this self induced time pressure is so refreshing....more
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