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Listen Up and then BE HEARD!

When I first read the theme of this year’s NIAW, Listen Up, my first-not-thinking-just-react-reaction was, “Wait. Shouldn’t it be speakup????” I mean haven’t us infertiles been hiding in the shadows quietly listening long enough??? We’re the ones who attend baby showers after our latest IVF failure listening to the “Oooos” and “Ahhhs” while someone else […]

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We All Agree: Infertility Is an Evil Bitch Demon

Here’s what’s going on and here’s what’s happened: As many of you know, there was much drama this past weekend on Twitter that I do hope will at least open up the infertility community to important conversations on support and sensitivity. In this post, I’m going to bring everyone up to speed who may have

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Pin The Tail on the Sperm

First, I’d like to start with a few of the “fertility fun” highlights from this past week: There was the woman who told me that a doctor told her thirteen years ago, her doctor said she was fertile. Thirteen years ago? Honey, we were ALL fertile thirteen years ago. There was a different woman crying

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Forty, Fat, Infertile and Falling Apart

This past week, I received an email from a 50-something-year-old asking me if I could take the DNA from her dead husband’s ashes and use them to get her pregnant. I should note that I’m holding a pen in my hand… not a magic wand. Although this is the first time the word “cremation” was

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Grateful for Infertility?

First, let me start out by sharing that this morning, my almost 14-month-old son found my vibrator. This is a moment I will NOT be recording in his baby book.  March 21st, 2012 – First time he discovers mommy’s sex toy. He was playing with my alarm clock which is on my nightstand when our

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The Infertility Intervention

Through my own experience with infertility and now, my job working with those struggling to conceive, I am reminded over and over again, hour by hour, how frustrating and endless it all seems. It’s overwhelming and humbling to think how not being able to have a family can destroy so many aspects of your life.

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