A Conversation Starter for Moms and Dads*


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 …

See also  From The Mouths of Babes

12 Responses

  1. Clio

    September 7, 2009 2:34 am

    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.

  2. Silver

    September 7, 2009 6:36 pm

    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.

  3. Barb

    September 8, 2009 9:07 am

    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


  4. Danielle

    September 8, 2009 5:46 pm

    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.

  5. Rachel

    September 11, 2009 12:46 am

    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…!

  6. Ficelle

    September 15, 2009 9:24 am

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

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