The Financial Resource for Fertility Treatment You Haven’t Considered

I recently met a couple that had been struggling to get pregnant for a long time. They wanted to try in vitro fertilization to help start their family but had just opened a business and were strapped for cash. A month away from their first IVF treatment, they were desperate for financing options.Just when it seemed like they would have to choose between putting the costly procedure on their credit cards and postponing their dream of conceiving, they realized the answer to their financial woes had been sitting on the wife’s ring finger all along....more

Infertile Ground

This post has been simmering just beneath the surface for me over the last 2 weeks.  Well over the last 10 years really.  There was a post on a forum I follow asking will you ever forget your infertility when becoming a parent through adoption?....more

My Meant to Be

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW)....more

The Role of Antisperm Antibodies in (In)Fertility

Many couples on their path to parenthood encounter fertility issues such as endometriosis, PCOS, uterine fibroids, blocked fallopian tubes, low sperm count, low sperm motility, anovulation or any number of hormone imbalances that may contribute to infertility.  But one issue that is not often talked about is antisperm antibodies.  ...more

Tips for Those Struggling with Infertility

My husband and I have been going through that big scary thing called infertility as you probably know if you have read this post and this other post....more

Infertility: A Wish Unfulfilled

Nearly two years ago, I wrote a poem that expressed my feelings about the possibility of not ever becoming a mother. I like so many other women was diagnosed as pre menopausal in my mid thirties. Had I not made the decision to begin family planning, I may never had known. As young adults many of us women are taught how to respect our bodies....more

Learning self-compassion

It is very hard for us to exercise self-compassion when we are hurting. But so often, what hurts most are our own views on a subject, and the very cruel judgements we make about ourselves. I know I do it -  sometimes to feel that I am prepared for the worst case scenario in a particular situation, sometimes just out of habit....more

The Results of Our 3rd IVF Cycle

The past 10 days have been a mixture of anxiety and joy, fear and hope.  I wasn’t quite sure when or how I should write this post.On Wednesday, March 25th I had my first beta. It came back at 67, but I didn’t find that out until I went in for my second beta on Friday. That one came back at 207. On Sunday, it had increased to the upper 500s. Our fourth and final beta last Tuesday came back at 1183....more
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Things I wish I'd known about grief

Image: No Kidding in NZ via FlickrI wish, as I was growing up, I had learned these lessons about how to respond to those who are grieving:...more
#5 and #6- YESmore