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Infertility: School for Parenting

An adoptive mother shares the lessons that infertility has taught her.... [more]

Clomiphene Citrate: The Valium of the 21st Century?

What a drag it is getting old! Kids are different today," I hear every mother say, Mother needs something today to calm her down. And 'though she's not really ill, there's a little ye... [more]

Surrogate Mothering

The word "surrogate" means substitute or replacement and a surrogate mother is one who lends her uterus to another couple so that they can have a baby. In the West where fewer and... [more]

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Nov 22nd, 2013 11:45:33 AM

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It Takes a Village " Donor Metaphor

Nov 5th, 2013 10:29:02 AM

I have had the privilege of seeing first hand “where babies come from”. Our first two frozen embryo transfers with adopted embryos, albeit unsuccessful, allowed me to see what these embryos looked like under the microscope. I watched them slowly rotate and float in their little petri dish before they were taken into the catheter ... [more]

What's Your Goal?

Oct 25th, 2013 12:32:53 PM

When you first start to suspect a problem after unsuccessfully trying to conceive for a time, it may be easy to jump to conclusions. Don't. There are many different reasons why a couple may not have been able to conceive, some more serious than others, and some unidentifiable. You simply don't know where your situation ... [more]

Grieving Loss of Intimacy

Oct 22nd, 2013 12:56:53 PM

One of the losses of infertility that doesn't get a lot of attention is the loss of intimacy. One way this happens is when sexual intimacy becomes so focused on conception, that it loses its unitive function. Rather than something to look forward to as a shared expression of love for each other, it becomes ... [more]

Time Doesn't Stop

Oct 11th, 2013 11:39:26 AM

It’s been 3,650 days, 120 months, and 10 years from the day that I found out that we suffered with infertility. You tend to think to yourself that if you just give it time and relax that it will happen. You will just wake up one day nauseated and pee on a stick and you’re pregnant; ... [more]