Maybe I’m the only one, but when I was little I used to make my Bratz dolls pregnant. I would stuff clothes in their shirts and pretend they were having a baby. On Saturday mornings I would wake up extra early to secretly watch “A Baby Story” on TLC. For as long as I can… Continue reading The Only Journey that’s Worth the Wait
"Conception isn't always as easy as high school makes you think" It was finally time. My husband and I were finally ready to start a family of our own. I had done the research, I had bought the ovulation tests, I recently just stopped birth control. I was ready to become something I had wanted… Continue reading Our Founder’s Journey to Motherhood
"Just don't think about it." "It will happen when the time is right." "When are you having kids?" "Most people try as soon as they get married." "Don't you want kids?" "Why hasn't it happened yet?" These harmless inquiries should be just that- harmless. They shouldn't feel like daggers, but in reality, they do. Day… Continue reading Trying.
Dear patient, I know you are probably scared and I know you are likely confused. How do I know this? Because A LOT of patients tell me this, so I can tell you, you are not alone. I’m not going to lie, I have no idea how your previous weeks of injections, blood tests, internal… Continue reading A Letter from your Embryologist
The journey my husband and I took to parenthood was long, complicated, and heartbreaking. However, for us, it was worth it. That doesn’t mean it was “fair”. As someone who has experienced the pain and uncertainty of infertility, I have an intimate understanding of how unfair it feels when it seems as though everyone around… Continue reading Betrayed By My Own Body
I remember it vividly to this day. It was a warm and sunny day in July. I was 3 weeks away from my due date and not feeling any sort of contractions. Baby sure was comfy in there! My husband and I are both teachers so we were off in the summer. We spent lots… Continue reading Water breaking, Pre-Eclampsia, C-Section, oh my!
I hid this onesie well. I also hid vodka well. Unfortunately, when you tell your family you need to pack up and go to rehab in a drunken stupor, they do a serious search for bottles of alcohol to eliminate.
If you haven't read part 1 and 2, stop here and go read them! If you have, thanks for coming back! This final installment of this story is the part that impacted me the most. It's one of the reasons why The Fertility Project has been born in hopes of bringing light to women's health… Continue reading My Oh So Awkward Experience with Sex Ed. Part 3
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"The pregnancy announcements, friends and family having babies, and the questions I get about when I will get pregnant, all trigger the emotional pain and heartache."
Code Word: Pineapple
On February 8th of this year, I got married! About a week prior, when we had nothing left to stress about for the wedding because at that point, what’s done is done and what’s not done is just not happening, we decided to jump into another stressful, uncharted territory – baby planning. We were enjoying… Continue reading Excited, Stressed Out, and Empowered- Oh My! The Beautiful Beginning of Our TTC Journey
Hello, my name is Jenny and my husband Jake and I are battling infertility and are willing to share our story with you. My husband Jake and I met in high school, and started dating at age 19. Immediately we knew we were meant to be together. Since then we have always dreamed about getting… Continue reading Women Talk Wednesday: To all the Infertility Warriors
Normally, you'd hear about the horror stories... As a student, it can be pretty awkward. But I'm here to tell you about my experience as a TEACHER teaching 4th graders about puberty. My first year as a 4th grade teacher was going great. My students were working hard, trying their best, and it was all… Continue reading My Oh So Very Awkward Experience with Sexual Education