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While you Wait Wednesday: Assignment 2

Each week you will have an assignment to help you get through the waiting time.  Doesn’t matter if you are in the 2 week wait to see if you’re pregnant, if you are waiting for your next round of IVF, waiting for a call from a birth mom or waiting to hear from your adoption counselor about when you can go ... Read More »

Encouraging Statistics

According to the CDC: Number of women ages 15-44 with impaired fecundity (impaired ability to have children): 7.3 million Percent of women ages 15-44 with impaired fecundity: 11.8% Number of married women ages 15-44 that are infertile (unable to get pregnant for at least 12 consecutive months): 2.1 million Percent of married women ages 15-44 that are infertile: 7.4% Number ... Read More »

12 Rejection Letters

Think about it.  What if you applied for your dream job and you got turned down, no reason given so you applied again the next month, same response, a rejection letter in the mail without a reason.  You are determined so you apply again…and again…and again…for 12 months in a row.  Still you do not get the job.  What if ... Read More »

New Years Resolutions (Part 4)

Yesterday we talked about “Feelings and Facts”, today lets look at “Fears”.  Fear can be a healthy thing, it can help us think through decisions before jumping into something, but it can also hold us back from making a decision.  When you look at the two or three choices you have for your next step in your family building journey ... Read More »

New Years Resolutions (Part 3)

Today your job is to take your questions from yesterday and compare your answers.  What is your first instinct?  What were you initially excited about, relieved about or most nervous about or had a nagging feeling of “see I knew that…”.  Let these be your guide.  For example if you were very apprehensive about adoption but after talking to three ... Read More »

Book Recommendation

With the ever-changing technological advances in reproductive medicine it is sometimes difficult to get the most current info.  A good resource is: A Baby at Last!: The Couple’s Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant–from Cutting-Edge Treatments to Commonsense Wisdom (Rosenwaks, Goldstein, Fuerst), which was published in June of 2010.   Amazon’s Description is:   “Winner of the 2010 American Fertility Association ... Read More »