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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 »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Comparisons

Just a few quick stats: Infertility affects 7.3 million people in America (www.resolve.org). MS affects approximately 400,000 Americans (www.nationalmssociety.org). There are reported to be 2.9 million breast cancer survivors (including those currently going through treatment.) What do you think about these numbers? -Cindy 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »