The 10 Worst Moments of My Fertility Journey (so far)

By Jenny Gallagher I’m not a list maker. But 2 years into our attempts at having a child, with my head crammed full of thoughts and feeling like I would explode if I didn’t express them, I started to write. I started making a list of the worst moments I’d experienced as a result of […]

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We Are 1 In 8.

By Rachelle Bernard 1 in 8. Did you know that one in eight couples deals with infertility?  Did you know there is such a thing as National Infertility Awareness Week?  Yeah, like you I had no idea. Why would I? I’m almost 42 years old. I have two children, 19 and 16. Why would I know? […]

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Accepting the Word Infertile: A Patient’s Perspective

April 19-25 is National Infertility Awareness Week #YouAreNotAlone Six months…six long months.  That’s how long it took us to accept the word “infertile.”  Accept the fact that we would never conceive with love alone. Our recipe for making a child was not going to be pure and simple, like everyone else.  Six months to accept our […]

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Painful awareness of otherness

April 19-25 is National Infertility Awareness Week #YouAreNotAlone I teach on two college campuses, so I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about microaggressions over the last year. Microaggressions are the tiny little pin-pricks, usually unintentional, thoughtless, or just causally mean, that over time, escalate into a painful awareness of otherness. The speaker rarely intends to […]

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A Marathon of a Journey: How Marathons and IVF are Similar

Why I Am Running The Boston Marathon to Shine Light on Fertility By: Katie O’Connor, Founder, Shine: A Light On Fertility April 19-25 is National Infertility Awareness Week #YouAreNotAlone I love to run, people who know me know I LOVE to run, especially marathons, it makes me ME! It gives me energy and strength and a sense […]

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Endometriosis Awareness Month

March marks the annual health awareness month recognition of Endometriosis Awareness Month. Often stigmatized as merely “killer cramps,” endometriosis is a poorly-understood disease characterized by pelvic pain, painful menstruation, infertility and pregnancy loss, pain with sexual activity, gastrointestinal and urinary tract difficulties and more. Understanding Endometriosis During normal menstruation, the lining of the uterus (endometrium) […]

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