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Resolve to Know More…101 Ways to Have a Baby

Resolve to Know More…101 Ways to Have a Baby

“This is our oldest son, Joey, I gave birth to him…” I begin to introduce my children to the curious lady at the check-out lane.  She furrows her eyebrows as if this is an oxymoron.  “This is Josh and Johnny, they joined our family through adoption.  They were born in Ukraine, they’re the same age but not biological brothers.  We brought them ... Read More »

“The CYCLE: Living the Taboo Forum”

“The CYCLE: Living the Taboo Forum”

This is what the public needs to know about. This is what needs to be presented in the media to give the facts about infertility and those who suffer from it. You have to check this documentary that is being made by Irina Vodar. We all love to hear about the infertility stories that end with the mother holding her ... Read More »

Pregnant After Infertility

Take a look at this heart-felt blog post from a woman who is pregnant after infertility: http://blogs.fertilitycommunity.com/weblogs/infertility-during-pregnancy -Cindy Read More »

What about the Men?

There are a few good articles out this week, before Father’s Day that addresses the toll that Infertility takes on men.  Here is a good one: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/for-men-infertility-often-becomes-a-private-heartache/2013/06/05/049e33ca-ba6b-11e2-b94c-b684dda07add_story.html?hpid=z1 -Cindy Read More »

For the Not-Yet Mothers

I overheard someone say when she is asked questions such as, “Have you ever been to Paris?” or “Have you tried parasailing?” instead of a disappointing “No” she would answer, “Not yet!”. That is how I like to think about Mother’s day for those women who have been tying with all their heart to become mothers but haven’t yet gotten ... Read More »

National Infertility Awareness Week 2013

Join the Movement! One way I have reached out to the infertility community is for the past year share on this blog daily themes that address different issues with Infertility/Adoption/Loss. I want to offer hope and healing to couples who want a family, or want to expand their family. Following is the format I use: Miracle Mondays: Faith-based infertility support and book ... Read More »

Announcing my Book Project!

For the past two years I have been working on writing a book about how our family came together.  Recipe for a Family: A Handful of Preemies, a Couple of Orphans and the Baby Next Door is the inspirational true story of how we went from the multiple losses of miscarriage, stillbirth and the death of our three-week-old son to ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays: Unexplained Infertility

I almost think Unexplained Infertility would be the hardest to deal with. How do you make a plan for something that you don’t know what the problem is? How do you know how to use your resources, what treatments to pursue if you have no answers? According to a RESOLVE article, “Approximately one in five couples will experience unexplained infertility ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Luteal Phase Defect

According to the RESOLVE website Luteal Phase Defect is: Abnormalities in endometrial development — luteal phase defect (LPD) – are associated with infertility and early miscarriage. Luteal phase defect occurs when the endometrium is inadequately prepared, either because the secretion of progesterone by the ovary is below normal or because the endometrium isn’t responding to the normal stimulation by progesterone. ... Read More »

Happy Birthday to my Little Fighter

Today is my son’s birthday.  He would have been 12-years-old today.  Our son Jacob was born at 24 weeks, weighing a little under 2lbs.  He spent 23 days in the NICU fighting for his life.  There were days it looked like he would make it, followed by days that were really rough.  He got NEC (Necrotizing enterocolitis) had surgery to repair ... Read More »