Making A Miracle


Think Before You Clean

Birkley Kuykendall | September 20, 2017

Photo: Glamour.com When I was trying to get pregnant, my body was a TEMPLE. I didn’t drink, ate all of my veggies, got my 8 hours of sleep and didn’t clean the house. Just kidding. Kinda. Researchers have found a link between organophosphate flame retardants (PFRs because that’s a mouthful) and a decreased success rate in IVF patients. Unfortunately PFRs are’t just found in cleaning products. Check out this article…

 

Hedgehog Healing

Birkley Kuykendall | September 19, 2017

Written by Nicola Salmon, guest blogger As I was sat across from my doctor the most unexpected words came out of her mouth, “You’ll never be able to have children.” At 16, I just thought that my irregular periods were down to growing up but after three years and several different investigations, I was given the diagnosis of PCOS (a metabolic and hormonal disorder), given the contraceptive pill and sent…

 

The Stork Brings A Stark: The Test

Birkley Kuykendall | September 14, 2017

I would love to start this out by saying the month I found out I was pregnant was different and I “just knew,” but the reality is I “just knew” every month. One month we were on vacation in Nashville and I was so positive I was pregnant, I made my husband take a picture of my (nonexistent) bump infront of the Nashville skyline. I also ate for two that trip (my…

 

Seven Nights In The NICU

Birkley Kuykendall | September 12, 2017

Written by Nadine Bubeck, guest blogger As I sit here 33 weeks pregnant with my third child, I can’t help but picture where I was at 33 weeks pregnant with my first. I was in the hospital. On bed rest. It’s kind of weird for me to mentally reminisce, as now my first born is going on four years old- an active, handsome, healthy young boy. I want to press…

 

Sixth Times A Charm

Birkley Kuykendall | September 7, 2017

Written by Tiffany Johnston, guest blogger Growing up I was always one of those gals that just thought pregnancy happened, it was something to be cautious of as it was a huge responsibility. When my mom got sick, I felt the responsibility even as a teenager to help raise my two younger sisters. I knew the sacrifice of children and was cautious to ensure that I didn’t find myself a…

 

All In

Birkley Kuykendall | September 5, 2017

Written by Elizabeth Lantry, guest blogger It’s still a little hard for me to believe I’m pregnant and I’m sitting here writing about my SUCCESS story. My initial motivation for sharing my story was more selfish than anything. I needed the support and over time, it helped me through infertility. During our first two cycles, we didn’t tell anyone except my parents and a close friend. It was a really…

 

To Donor Sperm, Not To Donor Sperm. That Is The Question.

Birkley Kuykendall | August 31, 2017

Written by Becca Lang, guest blogger My husband Mike and I met in medic school in 2010. We sat on opposite sides of the classroom, were never placed together in a group scenario and had limited interactions. I was one of three women in a classroom of 25. It wasn’t until almost two years later that we ended up doing our internship for the same ambulance company. I was excited to…

 

Do You Believe In Miracles?

Birkley Kuykendall | August 29, 2017

Written by Shelly Blanco, guest blogger My husband and I are high school sweethearts. We met when we were 16 years old and I knew instantly he’d be mine forever. We married in our early 20’s and spent the first 5 years of our marriage building a home and traveling the world together. It wasn’t until we turned 28 that we decided to begin our journey to be parents. After…

 

About A Boy

Birkley Kuykendall | August 24, 2017

Written by Wendy Garafalo, guest blogger This is a story about a boy, his diagnosis, and the way LOVE can shift everything…. My son Luca, has autism. It still feels strange to write it, but it’s our truth and it’s something we’ve embraced and learned to love. Luca was an amazing baby, slept well, ate well. He had an incredible way of letting me know when he was done and…

 

Understanding Post Partum Depression

Alexis DelChiaro | August 21, 2017

•By Dr. Kendra Segura, Guest Blogger The birth of a baby is a time of joy and precious memories. For some women, however, it can be anything but joyous; instead it is filled with self-doubt, and overwhelming guilt. Unfortunately, it is still shameful, these days, for a mother to admit feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or irritated, following the birth of their child; and they feel too ashamed to ask for help.…

 

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