“Just relax.” If you’re trying to figure out something to say to someone struggling with infertility, these two words are NOT it. After all, placing the responsibility for a person’s infertility on their inability to “just relax” is, er, less than helpful. And it sort of blames them for the problem when it’s totally not […]
Let’s be honest; infertility is a frustrating burden to bear. When you’re struggling to conceive, the idea of undergoing fertility testing can be both exciting and daunting. In a world where half the people you know still ask, “What is infertility?” and assume it’s easy to conceive, the struggle of infertility can feel so arduous. […]
I got my first period on the morning of a big middle school field trip I’d been anxiously awaiting for months. Suffice it to say; I was not pleased. Never, on that day, did I imagine that my periods would continue to be a problem, or that I would have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) that […]
Infertility is a lonely struggle, and infertility gifts of hope, good luck, and healing show support for families experiencing infertility or miscarriage.
Managing infertility can be a really hard when you feel like you’re all alone in the process. Even though 1 in 8 couples experiences infertility, many don’t talk about it, so fertility issues can feel very isolating. Thankfully, there are several face-to-face and online infertility support groups available that can make a difficult fertility journey […]
Imagine watching everyone around you have a child easily, and not being able to have one yourself. Imagine FINALLY getting pregnant, only to miscarry repeatedly, and then eventually stop conceiving altogether. Imagine that finally, after years of trying, you’re scheduled to receive medical assistance that maybe, just maybe, will help you have the baby you’ve […]
Whether you’re aware of it or not, you know someone struggling with infertility. People ask all the time how to comfort a friend who can’t get pregnant, and while you can’t make it better, there are ways to provide infertility support. Picture a gathering of friends for a moment – eight couples, to be exact. […]
Understanding what not to say to someone with struggling with infertility problems is vitally important. Here, one infertility mom tells you everything your friend dealing with infertility wishes you knew. She also tells you what you CAN say!
When Laura found out that her “ovaries had all but closed up shop at the ripe old age of 32,” she vowed she would find a way to conceive naturally. Using donor eggs, the doctor’s suggestion, was not an option. At least Laura didn’t think so then. But “thousands of dollars poorer, and with nothing […]
When Laura had hot flashes at 32, her medical intuition told her it was not good. She hoped to conceive, but soon learned that she had primary ovarian insufficiency. Here's her story.