Category Archives: Stories


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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This is somewhat unrelated, but a story of resiliency.   My sister-in-law has downs syndrome.  She participates in a choir for individuals with disabilities.  Last night they had a fundraiser. I was looking at the faces of all the choir participants … 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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You Are Going To Know

When I went through my first round of IVF I started a journal to help me process my thoughts.  I also thought that my journal could be a great resource for someone else if I decided to pass it on. … Continue reading

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I over heard someone taking the other day about their experience with IVF.  Her tone was different from most.  I have enough experience as a social worker to know that people cope with difficult situations in different ways. I don’t … Continue reading

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Roll Of The Dice

One fear I think many women have entering fertility treatment is the possibility of multiples.  We hear all the stories about octomom in the headlines and don’t want to end up a mom with 8 babies all at once.  Parenthood … Continue reading

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Fable of an Infertile Female: Sigh of Relief

After six years of trying the old fashion way, clomid, IUI’s, and a magnitude of other interventions it was time to move on with our life.  Answers were needed.  Several tests were run to figure out where the problems existed and nothing … Continue reading

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