A Pregnant Pause of a Different Sort

While most of the people blogging about Infertility are in various stages of the waiting game preparing for treatment or cycle monitoring or adoption red tape, I’m living a different sort of Infertility limbo (that would be door number three here in this illustration). Within weeks of ending formal IF treatments — a second job if there ever was one […]

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How a Little Word (Mom) Used Often Enough Can Torment

It used to be a word I associated with warmth, goodness, band-aids lovingly applied and cookies. There was a time when I looked forward to a little one using it to address me (hopefully) with tenderness. The responsibilities inherent in the word would provide a new and challenging dimension to my life and, no doubt, make me a more patient […]

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Experimenting With More Than ‘No’ to That Question

Those of us with infertility simply dread the inevitable “do you have kids?” question.  I don’t know about you but for me the ‘ice breaker’ normally elicits one of several instinctive responses: 1) makes me want to run and hide under the nearest rock 2) leaves me sadder than sad  … or 3) sends me chewing nails and spitting tacks […]

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