Category Archives: Grief

Memorial Day Thoughts

I personally have never experienced a miscarriage, but I know many who have.  I can’t imagine the heartache that you must feel, especially if you  fought  hard to conceive.  One couple I know went though IVF multiple times.  Each time … Continue reading

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Unwanted

I was speaking with a colleague who told me of a coworker who experienced infertility issues. He/she works as Child Protective Services social worker.  Her coworker was handed cases for which infants needed to be removed from their homes to keep them … Continue reading

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Anticipated Loss Makes It Easier – Or Does It?

I was talking with a woman who has struggled with infertility.  She has experienced a few miscarriages following infertility treatment.  She told me one of the things that struck her most is how people assumed that she should be okay … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

It is easy when you are deep into infertility treatments to want to find something or someone to blame.  In the early stages of an infertility diagnosis doctors often will run tests to see if the issues are coming from … Continue reading

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National Infertility Awareness Week: Myth Busters

This week on Resolve’s web page they are allowing bloggers to submit myth busting posts (http://www.resolve.org/national-infertility-awareness-week/bust-a-myth-blog-submissions.html).  I was reading through the submissions and noticed many people are submitting posts that bust the same myths.  This tells me a couple of … Continue reading

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Fable of an Infertile Female: Sense of Self

When processing all the information that I received at the doctor’s office I became overwhelmed by the options we had, the difficulty of that decision, and my los of sense of self. When trying naturally I was so certain that … Continue reading

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It Is Not You, It Is Me

I personally know several couples who have struggled with infertility and have read of may others who chose to keep their struggles a secret from those closest to them until after they conceive, deliver, or adopt.  Many of them have … Continue reading

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