The IVF 'Ignorance Plan:' Could You Do It?

girlryanne Totally understandable.  I don't think I could do it either, but it definitely gave ...more

IVF Meds Unboxing

I start stims for my 3rd IVF cycle next Monday, and my box of meds arrived today.  I was completely and totally overwhelmed the first time I received meds in the mail, so I decided to do an unboxing video to help those of you who are new to IVF meds feel comfortable with what’s in the box....more

5 Common Myths About In Vitro Fertilization

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are about 6.7 million women in the United States ages 15-44 who have an impaired ability to get pregnant or carry a baby to term. Many of them look to treatment options that can help with infertility; one of these is known as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).As with most treatment options in medicine, there are many myths surrounding IVF. Here are five of the most common ones you should pay special attention to.  ...more

Hope Balances the Sadness of Infertility

Infertility is a study in the art of disappointment. Those of you in the trenches know exactly what I'm talking about. You have to balance, constantly. You have to find the hope within the sadness. Plaster on a smile and get through that presentation after the bad phone call, attend that baby shower, or even sit in the waiting room of your OB-GYN's office where you're the only one who isn't pregnant. Eventually, you learn to let the disappointment roll off, to compartmentalize, to focus on the future instead of the present. You learn to only feel the hurt just enough. ...more
AmateurNester Good luck to you this cycle!more

Talking About Infertility in Church

Unless you follow me on Twitter or on Facebook, you may not have known that my husband and I recently had a chance to share about our struggle with infertility in church....more

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

Gratitude for My Sister-in-Law and Her Life-Giving Gift

After many years of trying to have a baby, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in November 2012. My husband and I went through a successful round of in vitro fertilization to freeze our embryos before I underwent chemo and radiation to knock out the cancer. After my last treatment in June of 2013, we were unfortunately left knowing that I would never be able to carry a child. My brother’s beautiful wife, Jordan—my sister-in-law and Angel on Earth—came to us and offered to carry our baby. Through many happy tears, we accepted. ...more
DarlingLizzy.com  You're right.  This really is just the beginning of a journey we can't wait to ...more

Steel-Heart

I have always been one of those people who wears their heart on their sleeve. Hiding emotions has never been my strong point. You can always tell when I am upset. Until recently....more

Grief

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

Romance is Relative

"Mama, I'm so glad I'm not a girl", my seven-year-old tells me while waiting for me to finish putting my make-up on....more
AmateurNester It's very exhausting and emotionally taxing, isn't it? But the support we get and ...more