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The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Multiple Miscarriages

“Experiencing a miscarriage is a tremendous shock. Infertility is defined as 2 or more consecutive miscarriages. The joyful feelings resulting from a positive pregnancy test give way to feelings of disappointment and sadness. A feeling of unreality – “this can’t be happening to me” – is mixed with a deeper sense of having lost something precious – a baby.” This ... 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 »

The Thursday Thinker: IVF

The co-founder of the process of IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) has died: British Nobel laureate and IVF pioneer Robert Edwards dies at age 87 The research in the field of Assisted Reproduction continues to grow.  Now IVF is much more successful, “More than 5 million babies have been born as a result of the in vitro fertilization techniques that Edwards helped ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Easter

Are you prepared for the next holiday? Do you have answers for the inquisition as to the reasons that you and your husband have yet provided your mother-in-law with grandchildren? What if your cousin announces her third pregnancy and rolls her eyes about how bothersome the morning sickness is? Have you though about how to handle the emotions when you ... Read More »

Miracle Mondays: Books on Infertility

You could certainly look on Amazon for a listing of books on infertility but I found another list that is more comprehensive. It includes books on infertility, adoption, egg donation, surrogacy in both non-fiction and fiction. There are faith-based books as well as general audience books. Some are personal stories whereas others are self-help and educational. Take a look: Infertility ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: Pray for Patience

Sometimes we just don’t know what to pray for anymore.  We’ve asked (sometimes begged) God for a pregnancy, a baby, an adoption and yet we still have empty arms.  We’ve prayed for direction, what should we don next?  Who should we see?  Who can we get help from?  At a Bible Study last week the speaker recommended when our faith is weak ... Read More »

Financial Fridays: Thrift Shop IVF?

I like to be financially responsible and live pretty frugally, but what about when it comes to paying for IVF or other infertility treatments?  I found this website claiming it offers discount IVF treatments and more.  What do you think about this?  http://www.medicaldiscounts.com/fertility.htm When it comes to something as important as getting the right egg/sperm to make a baby I ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Fortune Teller

If you could see into the future and found out that yes, you would become a parent (or have another baby) but it would take two full years from today how would you feel? -Cindy Read More »

Miracle Mondays: Battling the “What if’s…”

It’s three a.m., you got up to use the bathroom and now you can’t fall back asleep.  This is when our mind and heart like to play the “What if…” game.  “What if I never get pregnant?” “What if we can’t afford Assisted Reproduction?” “What if the birth-mom changes her mind?” “What if my husband never agrees to adoption?” “What if ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Baby Hour

I have posted before about how important I think it is to manage your emotions during this trying time of waiting for a baby. One of the techniques I recommend is to choose one day a week (I recommend Wednesdays) to postpone all your worries, concerns, questions, discussions with your spouse, to one day a week. This gives you the ... Read More »