I Am 1 in 8: National Infertility Awareness Week and My Infertility Story

Infertility was not something that ever crossed my mind until it happened, and then it became something that I can never forget. Even though I have a son now, the experience will always be a part of me. It was something I dealt with for seven years, and I dealt with it quietly and privately … Continue reading I Am 1 in 8: National Infertility Awareness Week and My Infertility Story

Endometriosis Awareness Week: When Your Cramps Are More Than Just Cramps

Endometriosis Awareness Week 2019 runs March 3 - March 9, and unfortunately it's a disease I'm all too aware of. I was diagnosed in my mid-30s, after visiting a fertility specialist when our efforts to start a family weren't working. Infertility is one of the possible side effects of endometriosis. I was just relieved that after … Continue reading Endometriosis Awareness Week: When Your Cramps Are More Than Just Cramps

From Infertility Blogger to Author, the First Step is the Hardest

I just saw on another blog that this weekend ends National Infertility Awareness Week. I had been planning on writing something for it, since I struggled for seven years off and on trying to conceive. Heck, I've even been planning to write a book about my experience since I blogged the entire thing in my … Continue reading From Infertility Blogger to Author, the First Step is the Hardest

My Favorite Blog Post, Our IVF Story

I was filling out an interview for a guest blogger feature on the I Just Wanna Finish My... blog and one of the questions was “What is your favorite blog post, and why?” I was stumped. I scrolled through my posts. There were many I really liked but none that stood out as an all-time … Continue reading My Favorite Blog Post, Our IVF Story

IVF Reflections: We Should’ve Kept the Petri Dish

You go through a lot of stuff when you do IVF. Stuff you don't normally run into when making a baby. Drugs, needles, scans and lots of probing. Oh wait...I guess there's always a little probing involved. (ha!) But one of the more odd moments I recall was right after the embryo transfer, when the … Continue reading IVF Reflections: We Should’ve Kept the Petri Dish