It dawned on me that I've never met the child who I will be the parent to one day. Perhaps it won't be born of my body, but it will be born of my soul. I hope to one day float with them on a Saturday morning, hopefully not watching their heartbreak.
Fertility is a bi-partisan issue. I repeat: Fertility and family is a bi-partisan issue. There is no candidate that would ever say they are anti-family. There is also no candidate that would come out as saying that they don't support the rights and care of our Veterans.
Hundreds or even thousands of miles apart, we are all living the same story. So even if it's just for today, or even just in this moment, try not to be sorry you are a part of our sisterhood. We are some of the strongest women I know, and we're all in this together.
As a topic that is close to my heart and soul, I thought that maybe, just maybe, I could make some positive change simply by sharing my perspective, story and goal with you. Because, frankly? It's f*cking exhausting sitting on it all by myself.
So, if you or a family member or friend are facing infertility, you know that it has nothing to do with where you live, what you earn, what religion or culture you belong to. And, when you have infertility in common, it transcends everything.
I was in the prime of my life. Sure I thought about one day marrying and starting a family, but I was too busy to really take it seriously. I was too busy being a doctor and finally having the time to live my life. This lead to the first of many lies I would tell myself about my future fertility.
By Angela Le We often think of infertility as an issue for first-time parents, but for some, the fertility challenges don't begin until they're tryin...
"I'm sorry your marriage didn't work." My mother's words echo in my mind. When a marriage dissolves, can it only be seen as a failure? Can a relationship also succeed not because it lasts forever, but how it ends?
I was 26 when we decided we were ready to start a family. I had been dreaming of this moment since the day we got married and my heart was so full thinking of the life that lay ahead of us. We were going to be great parents.
This Father's Day, I would like to acknowledge all the men who are suffering in silence and encourage them to find their own personal path to smoothly and soundly moving through this sensitive time.
One of the first choices that all patients have to make is where to seek infertility care. It's a critical decision as practice patterns, treatment strategies, and technology used can vary greatly from one practice to another.
This year Janet Jackson announced she was pregnant at 49. Immediately following the announcement came the bashing of her age. I don't want to spark a debate about her age at conception, but it was interesting how many people started playing social worker or doctor in regards to how old is too old.
It's been almost 10 years and the phrase weaves in and out of my mind on a daily basis: "You don't seem to be ovulating, honey." She looked me in the eyes, and all of my 16-year-old pain, confusion and frustration got caught in that line of vision for all to see.
Fertility in black women is rarely discussed or acknowledged as a problem. Breeding myths from slavery perpetuate the stereotype that black women do n...
When we talk about fertility over the age of 50, it's usually because we are lamenting the loss of fertility for women. Done, done, done. No more babies for you! We are either done or nearly done with our fertility related to having babies.
How do you as parents answer this question in a way that honors your child's curiosity and respects the feelings and the story of the stunned couple in front of you?