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The Would-Be Mom

I remember very clearly the day I inadvertently witnessed someone else’s most personal, agonizing despair from inside the procedure room at my OB-GYN’s office. I was waiting for my own doctor to come in and was already in a vulnerable state of mind staring at the stirrups awaiting me and feeling cold in my paper [...]
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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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PCOS Awareness Month

In addition to September being Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, it’s also Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month, a cause near and dear to my heart. This disease has profoundly affected my life. Six years ago I stopped taking birth control pills and immediately missed my period. I thought for sure […]

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Letting Go of “Natural”: A Complicated Journey to Motherhood

In my journey to motherhood, I first had to let go of the ideal of getting pregnant “naturally” through a beautiful and romantic interaction with the love of my life. You marry another woman, that’s part of the deal. Doing IUI was no fun, but it worked the very first time. I got to carry […]

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