Secondary infertility is defined as the inability to become pregnant, or to carry a pregnancy to term, after having one or more biological children without the support of fertility medications.
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We don’t know what to say when he asks for a sibling. We are running out of ideas. We feel like we failed him. We feel like we failed our husbands, our parents, and ourselves. Women have babies. Maybe we missed a page in the manual somewhere. Months turn into years. One doctor turns into […]
Couples, who have been trying to conceive, face a variety of obstacles along their journey. In couples affected by fertility issues, about one-third have male infertility, one-third have female infertility, and one-third have unexplained infertility. One of the main factors couples should consider when deciding to visit a specialist is age. If you are over […]
Infertility is all consuming. It is an unforgiving state of being. Once one chooses to pursue treatment it is a daily process. It can become overwhelming very quickly
As I watched the monitor and Dr. S. moved on to Baby B, I remember feeling an immediate sense of dread, just knowing that something was wrong. The change on his face confirmed it. His voice choked up: “That baby is dead.”
The Plan This is not the life I planned. It’s a wonderful life — full of joy and love and laughter. But, it’s definitely not the life I had planned. It was a really good plan. There would be several children. (Mostly girls, of course.) I did all the things I was supposed to do […]
The Original Dream When I was young, I dreamed of becoming a mother. When I was a new bride, I began preparing to become a mother, but becoming a mom wasn’t as easy as I dreamed or planned. When I was 23 years old, I had a miscarriage and was never able to conceive again. […]