Tag: infertility

No Volkswagen, making babies is not that easy, not if you deal with infertility.

The other night I was watching the late news when this new Volkswagen ad promoting its new 2018 Atlas SUV came on. Dubbed the “Luv Bug” online, the ad shows a young couple alone in their Beetle. The car is clearly in park but is bouncing around, the windows are all steamed up. You get... Read more »

For those dealing with infertility on Mother's Day, you are not forgotten

Infertility and Mother’s Day do not mix. No matter where you are in your journey, that maze you are wandering through which clouds your path to motherhood, whether your time and thoughts are caught up in the busyness of treatment cycles or you have suffered through failed cycles and/or miscarriage, we dread that second Sunday... Read more »

What pregnancy after infertility feels like

What happened when a nurse from the fertility clinic called to tell me I was finally pregnant? First things first, I did the happy dance of all happy dances. This is what my husband and I had hoped and dreamed of before and during infertility treatment including 3 IUIs, 4 IVF cycles and the last-ditch... Read more »

The Clinic, a post for National Infertility Awareness Week

We never expected to be here. Sitting in the waiting room, accompanied by those magazines with covers like “Kim K wardrobe malfunction, get the exclusive details here,” surrounded by other couples, all of our faces looking down. Growing up the message I got, whether at home or elsewhere was, “Don’t get pregnant!” I didn’t need... Read more »

Chrissy Teigen, choices and the dark side of IVF

Chrissy Teigen is one brave supermodel. She publicly announced that her current pregnancy was a result of IVF treatment. She even talked about undergoing treatment during her most recent Sports Illustrated shoot and how she covered up her injection bruises with makeup. She also went one step further and announced that she selected the gender... Read more »

Stephen Colbert, please stop asking your guests about having more children

Generally I like “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”. I think his writers are the best in all of late night TV and his show is getting stronger with each passing month. So I was extremely disappointed in Colbert’s choice of a conversation starter last night on his segment with Amanda Peet. The star of... Read more »

Dear Santa, Don't tell my 3-year old to ask for a baby brother or sister for Christmas

Dear Santa, At breakfast Saturday morning you tried to give my shy 3 year old daughter more ideas of what she should ask you to bring for Christmas. You suggested, “How about a baby brother or sister?” Oh yeah, sure Santa. Let me go right out back to the fertility tree and pick one of those... Read more »

Beyond infertility is not the happy place I imagined

It’s been several months since I wrote a post on infertility. Even though it took my husband and me the better part of five years to triumph over the elusive demon that is infertility, I would love to be able to forget about it, to allow the magical power that time has to erase bit... Read more »

My daughter was -196 degrees Celsius

April 19 to 25 is RESOLVE National Infertility Awareness Week. In keeping with this year’s theme, “You Are Not Alone” this week I will feature posts about infertility and my story. Read about part 1, part 2, and part 3 here.  After my son was born we still had 2 frozen embryos from his IVF cycle in storage. I never... Read more »

IVF and the game of red light, green light: my infertility story part 3

April 19 to 25 is RESOLVE National Infertility Awareness Week. In keeping with this year’s theme, “You Are Not Alone” this week I will feature posts about infertility and my story. Read about part 1 and part 2 here.  Moving on to the next ride meant riding the IVF roller coaster. It’s twice as long as the... Read more »