Personal Stories

Still Waiting for Our Happy Ending

*Trigger Warning*This personal story is a raw, heartbreaking, and beautifully written experience of infertility and infant loss. While sharing these experiences can help bring both awareness and comfort to others…

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A Family of Two

This is how we made the decision to be childfree. My husband and I struggled with infertility for several years. I’m going to say “on and off” for several years,…

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What You Don’t Know About LGBTQ+ Family Making

Robin and Jaimie here. We’re the co-hosts of the podcast If These Ovaries Could Talk, and authors of a book by the same title coming out in September 2020. We’re moms,…

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Listen Up! Infertility Happens to Women of Color

Tomiko Fraser Hines shares her story to inspire and put an African American face to the disease and erase the shame and guilt associated with infertility. Tomiko Fraser Hines, is…

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The Heartaches of Infertility #MyStory

I’ve learned in life that everybody has a story but most often, many are not willing to tell it. This, I believe, is especially true when it comes to infertility.…

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#MyInfertilityStory 

Infertility has taught me that sometimes you must let go of the life that you hoped for and trust in the life that is. It took me four years of…

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Why We Choose Adoption: Kevin and Maria’s Personal Story

“You should just adopt!” is a phrase many in the infertility world are used to hearing. While said often as a well-meaning response, it can be extremely hurtful and upsetting when you…

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My Life with PCOS: A Personal Story

 I saw a meme online that asked:“Which is the hardest for you to say? 1. I love you; 2. I was wrong, I’m sorry; 3. I need help; 4. I…

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An Embryologist’s Day: Timers, Dishes, and Embryos

Anna Park is a senior embryologist at Pacific Northwest Fertility in Seattle. She saw her first human egg fifteen years ago and has been hooked on the science and mystery of fertility…

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The Injector

By Mike Heller I was The Injector. That was my job. It was small, but it was mine. We kept our supplies by our coffee maker in the kitchen, one…

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