Personal Stories

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The Rippling Effect of Infertility’s Pain

My son, Dave and daughter-in-law, Sarah, were home for the holidays. Dave and I sat in the kitchen as I frosted the last few batches of Christmas cookies. Because we…

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Nothing in the Water

I remember once asking a friend who was pregnant if I could have some of her water. I didn’t think it would work, but I wondered if it was worth…

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Dear Me

Dear me at 25, What I want you to know is that endometriosis is not your fault. It is not sexually transmitted, even as someone tried to shame you. What I want…

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A Letter to My Niece with Infertility

I know that this Mother’s Day is probably hard for you. It was and still is hard for me too. I remember the first time you found out that you may have…

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La Historia De Audrey

Llegué a Atlanta, GA directamente desde Puerto Rico para trabajar en 2013, me enamoré de la ciudad y de un compañero de trabajo (que también era de Puerto Rico) y…

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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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