A Conversation Starter for Moms and Dads*

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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 …

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Writer, blogger and, oh, yeah, infertility survivor. My memoir, Silent Sorority, tells the whole story. There's a movie in there somewhere. I'm thinking Jennifer Lawrence plays me.

12 Replies to “A Conversation Starter for Moms and Dads*

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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