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Wisdom*Who have never stepped foot in a doctor’s office to discuss why they are having trouble conceiving

It’s not easy to explain why the question, “do you have children?,” can cut like a knife.  With that in mind, I wrote a guest column,  Infertility: Amid the Silent Sorority. It first ran on a site called CurrentMom.

Perhaps this perspective can provide a starting point …

12 comments

  • Shaz

    Pam, that was so beautifully written it brought tears to my eyes!

  • beautifully written, deeply touching. You do a great job at unraveling all the stages of the process to discover we are facing serious trouble trying to do what is so natural to others.

  • Silver

    I could have written that myself – if could write as beautifully as you do. I want to give that article to all my friends with kids, to try to make them understand.

  • Hey PJ

    Lovely to hear from you. I miss reading your blog. Thanks for once again making a rough road a little smoother for those travelling behind.

    take care lovely lady

    B

  • Danielle

    I replied with the post itself, but it bears repeating: You have described perfectly how infertility has felt to me. Thank you for putting it into words so eloquently.

  • Me

    I actually already read that. A Shelby posted it on her blog. Thanks for continuing to be a voice.

  • Bonnie Kammerer

    Thanks once again for explaining how I feel. It was great!

  • Great article, Pamela. I don’t see how anyone who hasn’t been through this couldn’t read that and become a least a little bit more compassionate. I hope you will continue to write like this — it is clearly a big help to a lot of women. Even those who don’t know they need some help…!

  • Great post, Pamela — as always!!

  • Jenn

    Amazing. Thank you.

  • Ficelle

    I really love the way how you touch the very core of infertility & make it explicit to everyone. Thank you, Pamela!

  • Brandy

    Your honesty and empathetic article really touched me.