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While you Wait Wednesday: Are More Distractions Better?

While you are waiting, going through infertility, is it better when you have a big deadline at work, or you have to put in overtime to finish the project, or you pick up a couple extra shifts at the hospital? Does being more busy help you get through the waiting or do you feel like you are not devoting enough ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Unexplained Infertility

What if you have been to the doctor, had the tests done and the results are inconclusive? “Approximately one in five couples will experience unexplained infertility despite completing a full infertility work-up.” (www.resolve.org) Where do you go from there? How do you know how to proceed? How do you deal with the emotions that go along with the uncertainty? Read ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Vent Today, Free-Up Tomorrow

So how did you do last week? Did you try to postpone your worries until today? Was it harder than you thought? If you did hopefully you will be able to have a good discussion with your spouse today which will free you up tomorrow (Valentines Day) to focus on your relationship. To focus some time on just the two of ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Average Time to Conceive

How long does it take MOST couples to get pregnant?  (Not your uber-fertile sister-in-law that has 3 kids under 3, but MOST people.)  According to an article by MdicineNet.com: First of all, rest assured that the odds are definitely with you. About 85 percent of all couples will get pregnant within a year, but it’s also wise to have some ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Your Doctor

Do you feel confident that you have a good doctor?  Do you ever consider getting a second opinion or seeing a more specialized doctor (like a reproductive endocrinologist vs. an ObGyn that specializes in infertility)?  Why or why not? -Cindy Read More »

While you Wait Wednesday: Prepared for Disappointment

Some of you have had so many months of disappointment you almost count on it.  Should you get your hopes up each month or should you just assume you won’t get pregnant and be surprised if you do?  I think you need to have a positive attitude.  A positive outlook.  I think you need to believe it will happen next ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Which Spouse is More Patient?

Does the waiting phase of infertility drive you and your spouse batty?  Do you feel like your husband just isn’t as invested as you are?  Does your wife seem consumed with every detail about having a baby?  Are the roles reversed?  Are you in such a hurry to become a mom/dad but your spouse casually says, “It will happen some ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays

If you are in the waiting stage today, take a moment to journal the top three triggers that make you think about your infertility.  Is it seeing another pregnant woman?  Is it feeling a cramp in your tummy when you are waiting to see if you’re pregnant?  Is it simply looking at a calendar, with everything revolving around your ovulation?  ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “Hannah’s Hope” Is God Punishing Me?

In the book “Hannah’s Hope” by Jennifer Saake chapter three is titled, “Is God Punishing Me?”  I think this thought occurs to all of us.  It is the human need to know “why”.  Sometimes in life there are direct correlations (if I don’t water my plant it will die)  Other times there is not ( I can take good care of my ... Read More »