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The Thursday Thinker: Who to Tell?

Who have you shared your infertility struggles with?  Has it been helpful or meddlesome?  Do you feel others won’t understand?  Have you found someone who has been really supportive? -Cindy Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”  -Joseph Campbell If you are experiencing infertility you probably are living a life you didn’t plan for.  But you can adjust.  You can look forward to the life that is waiting for you.  It may take longer ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “Hannah’s Hope” Bitterness of Soul

Chapter 9 of “Hannah’s Hope” by Jennifer Saake is titled “Bitterness of Soul”.  The threat of bitterness when dealing with infertility is logical but it can be so harmful.  The author writes, “I hadn’t intended to let bitterness grow within my heart, but I hadn’t actively prevented it either.  Like a garden that is not weeded, a soul that is ... Read More »

Financial Fridays Financing IVF

This website provides programs that help finance IVF and offer cost-sharing programs: Women’s Health, U.S.A. http://www.womenshealthusa.com/patients-invitro-financing.htm -Cindy Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Adoption

If you are experiencing secondary infertility (you already have one or more children but are having difficulty having another) and you are considering adoption, do you worry about how an adopted brother or sister would affect your current child/ren?  What would be the benefits?  What would be the struggles? -Cindy Read More »

While you Wait Wednesday: Dream Day

Today I give you permission to dream a bit.  Allow yourself to believe it will happen.  Give yourself the timeline of 2 years.  What would your life be like if you gave birth (or adopted) in two years from today?  If you knew for sure this would be true would you be more patient or would it be harder to know ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Living Childfree

Often overlooked in the world of infertility is the decision for couples to decide to live childfree.  If you are at any stage of infertility it is important to read these facts and myths about this decision.  Here are the first few but take time to read the whole article: http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/living_childfree/myths-and-facts.html Myth: Remaining childfree means remaining just as miserable as we ... Read More »

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 »