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Cherished Embryos

Lauren Bennett | September 24, 2019

Written by Katie Aist, Guest Blogger Privilege. Honor. Gift. These are the words that will always accompany my small painting business, Cherished Embryos. About a year ago, while selling my original paintings to raise money for the adoption of our daughter, a friend came to me with a very special request. Her journey to motherhood, like so many who walk through infertility, was long and difficult, but resulted in two beautiful…

The Wait

Lauren Bennett | September 17, 2019

Written by AB, Guest Blogger The wait. The thing that surprised me most about my (ongoing) fertility journey was the waiting. Something I never expected, and at times it consumes me, and to be honest, makes me feel like I’m losing it. I got pregnant very unexpectedly in early 2018. I was away in Africa on a humanitarian mission when I figured out my period wasn’t just late because I…

To the Mama who Miscarried

Lauren Bennett | September 14, 2019

Written by Jeanette Opheim, Guest Blogger Stories of pregnancy loss, infertility, and the pursuit of parenthood are as complex and as diverse as snowflakes; no two are the same. My story is a simple one; it is not the most tragic or the most compelling, but it is my story and I am grateful for the opportunity to share it. There is a sisterhood in the struggle to conceive and…

Storm to Rainbow

Lauren Bennett | August 22, 2019

Written by Guest Blogger, Melisa Ellena After years and years of trying to get pregnant, my husband David and I were finally thrilled to say, “We’re having a baby!” All of those infertility treatments, clomid, letrozole, inseminations, mini stimulation cycles, IVF, you name it, I went through it. Finally, I could put these treatments to rest. I can still remember the morning of my egg retrieval, I could barely put…

No Hard Feelings

Lauren Bennett | August 21, 2019

Written by Lisa Paesano, Guest Blogger Most women probably can’t remember the exact moment that they decided they wanted to be a mother, but I actually can. The majority of women I know have ALWAYS wanted to have a child one day. Me? Not so much. Babies were cute, but kids were kind of loud and always had ice cream on their faces, so I wasn’t sure. However, the first…

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