Infertile Women are Not Out to Kill Your Baby

The story of Angela Maier struck fear in the hearts of pregnant women everywhere this weekend.  Over three years ago, in deep grief after experiencing three miscarriages, she poisoned both her pregnant sister-in-law and friend, causing them to lose their pregnancies. She recently confessed to the crime stating that she couldn't fathom watching their children grow up while hers were dead. The two women are currently pregnant again, hence the timing of the confession, and Maier has a three-year-old child. ...more
Melissa,   Thank you for this. I couldn't agree more. I started trying much later in life as my ...more

On Faith, Prayer and Miracles

In any unoccupied moment this weekend, I have been having a running dialogue with God/monologue with myself over this whole pending miscarriage situation. Trying to make some sense. Trying to come to a bottom line where I can find peace.It's not really coming easily to me....more

My Long and Winding Road to Motherood

My Long and Winding Road to Motherhood  ...more

Me vs. Infertility, Round 4. Winner: To Be Determined

I've struggled with this post - what to say, when to say it, how much to say.  I've been putting it off, waiting for something concrete, certain, specific, before I went public....more
inkscrblr my prayers are with you. God bless you in this journey.more

What Nobody Tells You About Miscarriages

When miscarriage strikes, nobody hands you a fact-sheet with what to expect in the aftermath.   It certainly would have helped....more

Buckets of Hope - Surviving Multiple Miscarriages

This week, I had my third miscarriage. According to the numbers, 1-2% of women will experience 3 or more miscarriages. Not really something I would have chosen to be an overachiever on, if I’d been the one making the decision.It’s a truly humbling experience, and the grieving is exhausting. I go back and forth between being numb, then jealous of others who seem to get pregnant at the drop of a hat, then angry, then feeling more than a little sorry for myself, then numbness again.  Not pretty emotions to contend with. It’s embarrassing. ...more
@ahundredaffections Thank you so much :) I did a bunch of research on Friday about becoming a ...more

Our TTC Story, Part 4 - The Silver Lining

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Our TTC Story, Part 3: Downhill

Photo Credit: Molumen (See Part 1 and Part 2 here) ...more

Genetic Testing in Pregnancy with Amnio, CVS & NIPT

Genetic testing in pregnancy with Amnio and CVS carries risk of miscarriage, but what about the non-invasive tests that most women have that lead to the recommendation to have an Amnio or CVS?Right now, genetic testing in pregnancy is undergoing a seismic shift. There are many different tests that are offered to pregnant moms to screen for genetic conditions. These combined and integrated screens rely upon a combination of ultrasound plus a series of blood tests for pregnancy hormones and proteins....more

After Miscarriage: 5 Stages of a Missed Due Date

There is no right or wrong way to be sad. We all know this. I also know that there are some kinds of sad that are not talked about as openly as others. Working on my grief for this miscarriage has been both short and long. It vanished for several months, but as the due date for Tartan approaches I am overwhelmed with deep sadness. ...more
The due date totally took the wind out of me. I had managed to completely forget about it until ...more