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Infertility Changed Me

The last 24 years have been a journey. Infertility changed me in ways I never imagined. I look at myself and the world through a different lens now. In my…

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When You Succeed And Fail: How to Let go of Loss

What “never give up” should mean: learning to rejoice in success and let go of loss after spending my 30s undergoing fertility treatments. I’m 37. I’ve spent almost my entire…

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#WeCanAll Live Beautiful Lives: Infertility Doesn’t Change That

Recently, I rewatched the movie “Up.” In hopes of not spoiling too much but also providing context, it’s about two characters who thought they were going to be parents, and…

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#WeCanAll Support Those Childless by Infertility

After a 10-year infertility battle which included one HSG procedure, one laparoscopic surgery to diagnose stage 3 endometriosis, six months of Lupron that caused medical menopause, three infertility clinics in…

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There is a Woman, and #WeCanAll Support Her

What you don’t know about infertility is that it feels like you are living a double life. You have the “self” that you present to the world and you have…

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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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