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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…

 

Worth the Process

Lauren Bennett | August 20, 2019

Written by Jessica Roose, Guest Blogger I always wanted to have kids. And I think part of me always knew that I would have a hard time having them. I can remember one time after I was married I met with a friend for coffee. I had just accepted a job that would take me from where I grew up in Arizona, all the way to North Dakota! We were…

 

Be Brave

Lauren Bennett | August 18, 2019

Written by Kristin Pierce, Guest Blogger My husband and I have always known we wanted to have a family. I remember our first Christmas together, when a family member asked “So when are you all going to start a family?” I remembered looking forward to that time with eager anticipation, but also realizing that maybe our family and it’s growth wouldn’t be easy. I had no idea the journey God…

 

Why Us?

Lauren Bennett | August 13, 2019

Written by Guest Blogger, Ginny Helmer “Why Us?” Have you ever asked yourself this question? I will never forget sitting in my reproductive endocrinologist’s office, fearful  yet hopeful, when he told my husband and I our fertility odds: “All things considered…there is less than a 5% chance that you two will ever conceive naturally.” You can imagine that hearing those words being only 23-years-old and married just under 2 years,…

 

A Rainbow of Hope

Lauren Bennett | August 6, 2019

Written by Beth Gildea, Guest Blogger Sean and I tried for several years to have a family. We expected it to be easy for us, like most people do. An unexplained infertility diagnosis hit us like a brick wall. We completed two rounds of IVF, one of which ended in miscarriage at 6 weeks. It devastated us, and we abandoned all thoughts of trying IVF again. We knew we did…

 

There is a Way

Lauren Bennett | July 31, 2019

Written by Devon Baeza, Guest Blogger “Doesn’t look good” These were the words ringing in my ears as I laid on the table, about to transfer my one and only embryo. “What does that mean? What are the chances it’ll work?” I asked the Dr. “Our embryologist says you have a 25% chance of success” he casually replied. IVF had not gone as well as predicted. By day 5, only…

 

The Heart Wrenching Journey

Lauren Bennett | May 21, 2019

Written by Juliette Lindeman, Guest Blogger A little over seven years ago I began a journey. A depressing, heart wrenching journey that ultimately led to one of the greatest days of my life. In my early twenties I had no thought of infertility. I figured that when I wanted to start a family, I would. It would be easy, I had seen my friends and family do it without issues.…

 

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