Undiagnosed Celiac Disease and Infertility

 Research shows between 4% and 8% of women with unexplained infertility can blame undiagnosed celiac disease (CD) as the underlying cause....more

Grief

The dictionary defines the word "grief" as "keen mental suffering or distressover affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful...more

Ten examples why I believe infertility brings out the best in us

Recently, in the context of the recent twitterstorm, someone in the ALI (adoption, loss, infertility) community commented, "Infertility brings out the worst in all of us ... We’re all guilty." I beg to differ....more
I think it's brought out the best AND the worst in me.  I can only hope that it's brought out ...more

Growing Deep Roots During Infertility

“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.  They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water.  Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.” – Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NLT)...more

Dear Facebook I've been keeping a secret from you...

Dear Facebook,Over the past 8 years we’ve been through a lot. You’ve met all my friends and family, you’ve been there through my ups and downs and we talk pretty much every day. I’ve always tried to keep you updated on how I’m doing because I want you to know I’m happy and well but the truth is… I haven’t been entirely honest with you....more

I Was Born A Mother

Some people are born salesmen.  Some are born rock stars. And then there are the born winners and of course.....the born losers.  I was born a mom.  This is something I realized only recently. ...more

Being Content During Infertility

Last week I asked the following question in my newsletter and on my Facebook page:  “Besides a BFP, what are your goals for the upcoming year in regards to your fertility?”I received several responses and they all centered around one theme:  being content during infertility no matter the outcome....more

What You Need To Know About Fertility And Infertility Before TTC

I have a lot of girl friends in their early-to-mid thirties who have yet to try to get pregnant. Some are still single and waiting to meet the right man. Others are married, but have decided to wait a little longer before trying to conceive. Given what I now know about fertility and infertility, there are a few things I’d want to tell them. ...more
storkparenting thanks for the share!more

If Infertiles Ruled the World

Yesterday I was thinking about how certain things in society would be different if infertiles were in charge.  Here’s a list of 10 things I came up with.If infertiles ruled the world…… infertility insurance coverage would be the norm, not the exception… treatment choice would not be based on how much money you have… people who were lucky enough to have children would never take them for granted...more

3 Things I Wish I Could Say to My Pregnant Friends

Dear pregnant friend,You may or may not know that I’m struggling with infertility. I need to tell you some things in order to preserve our friendship.I am truly happy for you, but I may need to distance myself for awhile....more