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The Truth about Trying Tuesday: No Ones Fault

The statistic this week is from the Resolve website: “Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system.  One third (30%) of infertility can be attributed to male factors, and about one third (30%) can be attributed to female factors.  In about 20% of cases infertility is unexplained, and the remaining 10% of infertility is caused by a combination of problems ... Read More »

Miracle Mondays: “When the Cradle is Empty” Chap. 5 & 6

In the book “When the Cradle is Empty” by John and Sylvia Van Regenmorter, Chapter 5 is titled “Handling the Holidays”.  This covers how to handle the difficulties around Christmas and Mother’s Day.  Since we have already made it through Christmas and Mother’s Day is a few months away I won’t borrow trouble from the past or the future, but ... Read More »

Family “Recipe” Friday: The Mueller’s

Ms. Mueller (names changed for privacy) writes, “If I had one piece of advice it would be don’t wait.  The biological clock ticking is a real thing.  I wish I had known that fertility drops continually and especially after 35.  I always thought I had time, but I was wrong.  Now we’re faced with using donor eggs and I don’t know ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesday’s: Assignment 4

How are you doing on your assignments?  Is it helping?  Do you feel more in charge of what you think about, what you feel?  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 ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Success Rates

This week’s statistics are encouraging: According to National Survey of Family Growth, CDC 1995, approximately 6.1 million women and their partners in the U.S. are affected by infertility, i.e., 10% of the total reproductive-age population. Men and women both are equally affected by infertility. 85% to 90% infertility cases can be treated with regular medical treatments such as medication or surgery. ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Who Wants to Know?

Who do you share your treatment plans with?  Does your mother need to know you are doing an IUI?  How about your mother-in-law?  What about your boss?  Do you have to explain why you will be missing a few morning meetings for the next month?  What if your next IUI works, do you share how you got pregnant with your ... Read More »

Family “Recipe” Fridays: The Wilson’s*

This week’s feature family is the Wilson’s (names are changed for privacy).  She shared, “I never thought we would have problems having children.  I come from a family of six and my husband has 3 brothers.  It has been a long road but we are so happy to finally have our son.  I’m hoping the next time it won’t be as difficult but I ... Read More »