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Resolve to Know More…101 Ways to Have a Baby

Resolve to Know More…101 Ways to Have a Baby

“This is our oldest son, Joey, I gave birth to him…” I begin to introduce my children to the curious lady at the check-out lane.  She furrows her eyebrows as if this is an oxymoron.  “This is Josh and Johnny, they joined our family through adoption.  They were born in Ukraine, they’re the same age but not biological brothers.  We brought them ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Preemies

Last weekend we celebrated Cassie and Callie’s birthday.  Their birth day, the day they were actually born was such a day of trauma I try to think less about that day and more about how far they have come.  Here is a blog post about the survival rates of preemies.  Our girls were born at 26 weeks and weighed 2lbs2oz ... Read More »

Faith-Based Infertility Support Group

I will be teaching a workshop on Faith-Based Infertility at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, MN, on Saturday, Feb. 8, 9am-12pm. If you or someone you know would benefit from some HOPE then pass this along! Faith, Fertility, and Family Building Infertility Support Group -Cindy Rasmussen www.cindy-rasmussen.com       Read More »

“The CYCLE: Living the Taboo Forum”

“The CYCLE: Living the Taboo Forum”

This is what the public needs to know about. This is what needs to be presented in the media to give the facts about infertility and those who suffer from it. You have to check this documentary that is being made by Irina Vodar. We all love to hear about the infertility stories that end with the mother holding her ... Read More »

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 »

The Thursday Thinker: Skip IUI’s and go Straight to IVF?

Are you in a situation that the doctor’s are telling you the next step is an IUI (Intra-Uterine Insemination) BUT you really believe it won’t work and you want to go ahead and try IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)? What are you basing your decision on? Are there some medical conditions that respond less well to IUI but have a higer success ... Read More »

Financial Fridays: What if it Doesn’t Work

When it came time to buy a new vehicle for our family we researched different mini-vans, weighed the pros and cons of different brands and looked for the features we wanted. When we finally decided we went into the dealership signed all the papers, paid the first payment and the car dealer said, “All right, have a good day.” He ... 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 »

Announcing my Book Project!

For the past two years I have been working on writing a book about how our family came together.  Recipe for a Family: A Handful of Preemies, a Couple of Orphans and the Baby Next Door is the inspirational true story of how we went from the multiple losses of miscarriage, stillbirth and the death of our three-week-old son to ... 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 »