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Pregnancy After Infertility

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I don't even know what made me take a pregnancy test that day. The only time I'd ever seen two pink lines was after my fertility specialist confirmed our IVF pregnancies with blood work. I would run home after...
My husband and I had been trying to conceive for about a year and a half. Eventually we decided to seek medical advice, which is how we found ourselves sitting across from a reproductive endocrinologist in August of 2011. We...
This time 5 years ago, I was desperate to become a mother. At this point we knew that IVF would most likely be our only option for conceiving. I was OK with that, but I don't think I could've anticipated the roller coaster...
April 21-27, 2019 is National Infertility Awareness Week.   This is my infertility story. I had no inkling that I would struggle with infertility until we started trying to conceive in early 2011. After going off birth control my period was...
When I was was in my early 20s, I used to worry extensively about whether or not I'd be able to have children one day. I had watched my older sister deal with issues stemming from fertility, and I...
I see two parallel lines. Wait, or is it the lighting? Is one line a shadow? Husband confirmation - it’s two parallel lines. We’re pregnant! Wow, I think, that didn’t take as long as I thought. My OB confirms pregnancy...
 After nine months of heartburn, she assumed he must have a head of dark hair. She already knew he was ornery, but that was to be expected. She knew when he would get feisty and watched her belly roll around,...
That smell.  The intoxicating mix of baby shampoo and little human newness has made more than one of us lean over and unapologetically take in a whiff of a baby’s head. That smell can also be the scent of...
Laura’s desire to be a mother didn’t start when she got married. It started when she was a toddler, feeding bottles of milk to her dolls before rocking them to sleep. That little girl grew up, got married, and finished...

1 Samuel 1:27

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On January 26, 2011, I found myself sitting at my desk for over an hour, trying not to stare at the phone. What is it they say? "A watched pot never boils?" I had told them to call me...

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