Infertility Awareness Week is April 24-30. To commemorate and support anyone facing the challenge to have a family, I wanted to share the biggest lessons we learned through our journey to becoming parents and how we finally overcome infertility. Lesson...
I consider myself to be good with words, but I'm at a loss for them when something bad happens to someone I love. What can I say to make them feel better? I don't know if there's a real...
If you are like one of the millions of women currently trying to conceive, you have probably wondered what you can do prior to seeking out fertility treatments to boost your fertility naturally. My top 7 nutrition tips to boost...
LGBTQ+ people rarely become parents by accident and embark on a fertility journey. According to Sara List, queer mom of two and award-winning writer, it is difficult "Without a lot of deliberation and planning, though it certainly can happen." And...
Should I freeze my eggs? It's a question I remember asking myself in my early thirties after a chat with my then boss. She was older than I was and we were talking about trying to have a family, options,...
If you are concerned about infertility or perhaps have been recently diagnosed with infertility (or maybe secondary infertility), you may be searching for information about the treatment options to help you to have a baby. Many people have heard...
When you are ready to have a baby, it can be incredibly emotional when it doesn’t happen as quickly as you hoped. After several months, you may start to worry about infertility. Here are 5 quick facts about infertility...
This week is national infertility awareness week, a week dedicated to raising awareness, challenging stigmas, and providing support to the millions of families impacted by infertility. Current estimates suggest around 1 in 8 and families in the United States...
“So, do you want more kids?” “What are you waiting for? When will you have another?” “Are you going to give him a sibling?” Looking on at my joyful and vibrant son, these are some of the questions I...
I did not want to be a 40 year old bride. I'd known my husband strictly as a friend for over a decade. When I first met him, he wasn't marriage material. I'd already passed my 35th birthday when my...
After carrying my first baby to term, enjoying every single sonogram during the pregnancy, I was thrilled to find out I was pregnant for a second time exactly when I wanted to be. My two kids would be about...
I will never forget the day we signed our adoption agreement. Sifting through the medical records the social worker handed me, I found a document with tiny feet imprinted in ink. My heart skipped a beat and tears welled in...
Looking for ways to plan and manage your fertility and family size naturally? For our part, we have chosen natural family planning (NFP). We don’t use hormonal or barrier methods; instead, we track my cycles and plan our sex life accordingly. Every...
Every May, I find myself talking a lot about Mother’s Day in my therapy practice. For some Mother’s Day is a much-anticipated day of celebration and some well-deserved R&R, but for many, it’s an emotionally loaded day.  Lots of...

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