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My Stick-Peeing Obsession, and How I Healed from Infertility :: Part III

My Stick-Peeing Obsession, and How I Healed from Infertility :: Part III

Parts I and II of my infertility story were published previously. It was a snowy January, and I was going through my first evaluation cycle at the fertility clinic to determine the cause of my infertility. At this point we had been trying to conceive for about a year, with three positive pregnancy tests resulting in three […]

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My Stick-Peeing Obsession, and How I Healed from Infertility :: Part II

For part I of my infertility story, click here. Let me set the scene for you. I had just finished graduate school, and I was psyched and ready to start my new career as a clinical social worker. I had also recently gotten engaged, so I was planning my upcoming wedding. You would think there was enough to […]

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My Stick-Peeing Obsession, and How I Healed from Infertility :: Part I

My reproductive function and infertility, which I affectionately refer to as my “ovarian insecurities,” have been a source of confusion, distress, and shame for me for 20 long years. I got my first period in 9th grade. Yes, you guessed it, I was the last of the bunch by a long shot. I had wildly […]

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I Was in Early Labor for 5 Weeks (READ)

I Was in Early Labor for 5 Weeks

At 35 and 36 weeks pregnant I ended up in the hospital’s labor and delivery unit with chronic pelvic pain, back pain, exhaustion, and a pain that felt like severe menstrual cramps. Both times, I was hooked up to a monitor, saw (and felt) a few legitimate contractions, and was sent home after being told this […]

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How Motherhood Helped Me Find My Courage

There are moments in your childhood that you hold on to, however insignificant they seem at the time. One of those moments happened at a restaurant with my mom when I was 7 or 8. The overall experience was awful. Bad service and wrong orders were followed by the inevitable whining and pushing food around […]

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