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Please Stop Asking When I’m Going to Have a Baby

By Katy Huie Harrison, PhD | September 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
woman holding up letterboard that reads "stop asking women when they are getting pregnant"

“When are you going to have a baby?” It’s a question I heard for years when I hadn’t yet told anyone I was struggling with infertility and recurrent miscarriage before having our son. Now, I get the next version of it: “When are you going to have another baby?” Seriously?! Does it really never stop?…

How to Make Sidewalk Chalk Paint + Fun Ways to Use It

By Katy Huie Harrison, PhD | September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
kids hands laid out on sidewalk next to a pink heart-shaped chalk outline

Looking for fun outdoor activities for kids? Try this DIY sidewalk chalk paint recipe! Here’s how to make it + fun ways to use the chalk.

Which Infertility Treatment Options are Best for Women & Men?

By Kristen Bergeron | August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
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When it comes to getting pregnant, most couples (approximately 85%) will conceive within the first year of trying – often during the first several months of trying. But it isn’t always that easy. After the year marker has passed, the likelihood of conception without fertility treatment drops to a mere 7%. For families who don’t…

Why Being an Aunt Might be the Most Important Job I’ll Ever Have

By Sarah Creel, PhD | August 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you know me on this site, you know me as the childfree editor of Undefining Motherhood. That sounds like an oxymoron, but stay with me. I may experience what I call “fertility apathy,” but I’m also a diehard champion of moms and kids everywhere. Just because I’m not a mom in the traditional sense…

How to Prevent a Miscarriage (Debunking the Myths!)

By Katy Huie Harrison, PhD | August 27, 2020 | 0 Comments
A wooden figure of a woman with a void inside in the shape of a child

When our editor saw that we were publishing an article about preventing miscarriage, she was understandably confused. After all, I spend more waking hours than I can imagine counting reminding women that their losses were not their fault. Nothing they could’ve done, I insist, could have prevented a miscarriage. So why would I—someone who has…

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