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Miracle Monday: “Hannah’s Hope” Fill my Cup Lord

In Chapter 8 of “Hannah’s Hope” by Jennifer Saake the author asks “Can we trust God?”  She talks about a turning point in her journey when she finally raised her arms to God and gave it all over to Him.  She says, “In my quest for answers, I came face to face with the bitter reality that I wanted to ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays: Donor Egg Success Rates

If you are looking into the option of using donor eggs here is one site that states the success rates.  Remember the success rates vary from clinic to clinic and this is just an example I found on-line.  More comprehensive statistics can be found at SART. http://www.advancedfertility.com/donor-egg-success-rates.htm -Cindy Read More »

Miracle Mondays: “Hannah’s Hope” Chapter 7

This week we look at chapter 7, “Two Hearts Beating as One…Sometimes”, from “Hannah’s Hope” by Jennifer Saake.  The chapter begins with this verse from 1 Samuel: “Elkanah her husband would say to her, ‘Hannah, why are you weeping?  Why don’t you eat?  Why are you downhearted?  Don’t I mean more to you than ten sons?'” 1 Samuel 1:8 Husbands ... Read More »

Miracle Mondays: “Hannah’s Hope”: How Long Does It Hurt?

In Chapter 6 of “Hannah’s Hope” by Jennifer Saake, the author compares the weariness of having a chronic disease will having infertility.  In her early twenties she fell ill and for months the doctors were unable to find what was wrong.  Finally a diagnosis was given and it was an illness that would not go away but as she put ... Read More »

Financial Fridays: Insurance Coverage

Does insurance cover infertility treatments? The answer, of course is, it varies.  The RESOLVE website has several resources on the topic of Insurance coverage but the first place to start is with your own insurance company.  Have specific questions ready.  Here you will find great information: http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/ -Cindy   Read More »

The Thursday Thinker

If your dream family includes two or three kids (or more) but you are struggling to have your first baby, do you sometimes worry about how that will happen?  Or do you think you will find out what’s “wrong” and your next pregnancies will be easier? -Cindy Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

How do you know when to stop waiting and start doing (or start doing something different)?  How do you know when it’s time to start seeing a specialist, start IUI’s, or try IVF?  When do you know when to sign-up for a home study for adoption, to change programs/countries or do more for your birth mother search?  How do you ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Myths about IUI-ART-IVF

The point of “Truth about Trying Tuesdays” is to get the facts.  The more you know the better equipped you are to make the decisions you need to.  This week take a look at this article from the RESOLVE website about common myths related to IUI, ART and IVF.  “It is true that fertility treatment increases the risk of having a ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “Hannah’s Hope”: Put Yourself in my Shoes

Chapter 5 of “Hannah’s Hope” by Jennifer Saake discusses how to cope with other people’s’ comments during infertility or after a loss of a baby at any stage: “People who haven’t walked in our shoes have no idea of the depths to which we grieve and experience anger and hopelessness.” We have all been subjected to insensitive comments.  Most people ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker 8

Do you have any close friends that are experiencing infertility?  If you just found out a friend is struggling with having a baby, like yourself, how did you react?  Was it comforting to know someone else is in the same boat?  Have you been able to comfort one another? -Cindy Read More »