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Adventure Awaits

Birkley Kuykendall | June 12, 2017

•By Kristi and Ben Graves, Guest Bloggers The word “adventure” means: an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.  So far that has been the theme of our married life and the best way to describe this most recent journey that we have begun: the path to growing our family through adoption. We have been married for 10 years, and during that time together we have lived in 3…

 

Some Things Are Worth The Wait

Birkley Kuykendall | June 8, 2017

By Kristy Koser, Guest Blogger My husband Nate and I had been trying to conceive for almost 10 years. We tried on and off for over 5 years on our own, tracking my cycles, body temperature, and ovulation. But after no success we decided to make an appointment at the nearest fertility clinic. We started with six rounds of Clomid, which resulted in two pregnancy losses, then moved to four…

 

Protecting The Family Jewels

Birkley Kuykendall | June 1, 2017

By Henry Gardiner, Guest Blogger   Infertility is a struggle no-one should have to go through but sadly it is one that is on the rise. Across the world fertility rates are falling as more and more people fail to conceive. The physical and emotional strain is felt most often by the woman. But in reality the causes of infertility can be very unclear. It is thought that the reasons…

 

The Risk Is Worth The Reward

Birkley Kuykendall | May 25, 2017

By Brooke Papp, Guest Blogger I have been a workaholic since I was 14. I was always driven to have a ‘high powered’ career and live in a big city and have a muted gold name plate with a fancy title.  I never played house, I played restaurateur, or journalist or would spend hours creating my own architectural “magazines.”  I put myself through college and landed a creative career in…

 

Ommmmm your way to fertility

Birkley Kuykendall | May 17, 2017

By Kristin McGee, Guest Blogger I moved to New York City from small town Pocatello, Idaho to pursue my love of acting in the early 90’s. I discovered yoga in my acting classes and felt it was the best thing ever for my body, mind and spirit. I graduated NYU and certified to teach yoga as I auditioned and worked as an actress; but soon I realized I really wanted…

 

A Mother’s Day Without Mom

Alexis DelChiaro | May 12, 2017

By Andrea Robinson, Guest Blogger It’s another one of those days. A marker. A reminder. A day I feel the emptiness a little more. You see, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, they are all bright flashlights into my heart. They shine on the void I still feel without my Mom. She’s been in Heaven a little over 9 years. You know that saying “time heals all wounds?” Well, I’m not so sure…

 

Empty Arms on Mother’s Day

Alexis DelChiaro | May 8, 2017

By Megan Boss, Guest Blogger For those of us living with infertility, holidays are hard. But Mother’s Day is definitely the most difficult. Honestly I wish I could just wipe the day right off the calendar. I’ve spent what seems like a million years dreaming of being a mom, but instead that dream fades away each and every year. No tiny handprint gifts, no homemade cards, no breakfast in bed for…

 

Adopting Baby Coyer

Birkley Kuykendall | May 4, 2017

By Kansas Fergen Guest Blogger Our adoption story began far before my husband and I met. God began working in my heart my sophomore year of high school and continued to plant seeds for the years to come. Danny knew within the first week of meeting me, that adoption was something I knew God was calling me to. He continued to date me, so I knew he was a keeper.…

 

PCO… HUH?

Birkley Kuykendall | April 25, 2017

So it’s time to go off birth control and expand your family. You’ve got all your ducks in a row… a hot career… check. Taking the stairs, not the elevator… check. Dropped the McDouble, because you know #healthy…check, check. Those ducks haven’t moved and still… nothing. This is an all too common tale in the IF world, but Amanda Fagan is proof that there is light at the end of…

 

Girlfriends’ Guide to Diagnosis

Birkley Kuykendall | April 20, 2017

It was a Tuesday night at 9 pm when I got the email saying my test results were in. Without giving it a second thought, I signed in to review and check them out  before my appointment with my OB/GYN (mistake number one). I read through the results and they all looked as though they were within a normal range except my estradiol, which was flagged abnormal. Naturally, I did…

 

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