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Donor Families Connecting: Love or Fear?

Wendy Kramer | Posted 10.16.2015 | Parents
Wendy Kramer

Parents can, and should put the needs and desires of their children to seek out and connect with half siblings and/or donors, above their own fears. This is the ultimate sacrifice that parents make for their children. It is also the greatest gift we can give to our children, and to ourselves.

Infertility: The Cold Hard (No, But Really) Truth

Ravishly | Posted 09.09.2015 | Women

My husband and I married in the Catholic Church. Shortly after we got married, we started to try to add to our family. And a big fat nothing happened. Even when I charted my cycles just like we were taught in pre-Cana.

Does Race Impact IVF Success Rates?

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Anderson Bialis

ltimately, we're left to wonder what might drive such uneven racial performance in a well-regarded clinic and whether such a disparity in outcomes is commonplace. Said differently, is this the only clinic experiencing a problem or is this the only clinic acknowledging its problem?

One Pregnant Mom's Struggle: Yes, the Baby Is Still in There

Sarah Toce | Posted 08.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

It felt as if no one understood the hurdles I knew I had to overcome to get to a point where the "happy news" wasn't underlined in bold with a huge asterisks of "but what happens when..."

The Face Of Infertility

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Robyn N. Cohen

I'm sharing the details of my story, because I am one of millions of women that have fertility issues. It is a horribly devastating feeling to not be able to reproduce.

I Lost My Baby Just Weeks Before He Should Have Been Born

Catherine Kelly | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Catherine Kelly

What I have learned from this horrific loss is that I am stronger than I ever knew. I have learned not to take life for granted, and that every moment with loved ones is a gift.

Chasing Fatherhood: What Infertility Feels Like to Me

Seleni Institute | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Seleni Institute

I remind myself that my job is to protect our love. I must steady her drop into hopelessness. I hold her as she sobs, saving the pep talk for another day. I tell her that we can remain in the ache of this disaster for however long it takes.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sperm Bank

Sarah Toce | Posted 10.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

You know when you have one of "those days" and you have to merely laugh for sheer lack of finding any other method that seems suitable for the occasion? This happened to me recently on the way to collect a donation for my future child. There, I said it.

A Lesson From My Grandma In The Miracle Of Life

Meredith Franco Meyers | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Meredith Franco Meyers

Sometime during that first week of the new year, as I thought very deeply about my grandmother's influence on my life, knowing her light was fading, I began to feel sick and very, very tired.

How My Fifth-Grade Self Helped Me on My Fertility Quest

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Jolie Jenkins

I've always imagined having kids. And I always thought that when I was ready to be a mother, it would happen in a snap. A decade into our marriage, we felt ready. We excitedly began trying and nothing happened. Well, something happened: I couldn't get pregnant.

Sperm Donor #4282: A Love Story

Betsy Boyd | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Betsy Boyd

In the last year, over the course of four IUIs (intrauterine inseminations) and one IVF (in-vitro fertilization) procedure, I have purchased millions of sperm "donated" by men whose names, ages and places of birth remain unknown to me.

7 Ways You Can Support Someone Who Has Lost a Baby

Candace Wohl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Candace Wohl

If you know someone that has recently had a miscarriage or infant loss, we have compiled a list of ways you can support them during their struggle to right themselves in a world turned up-side-down.

10 Words That Describe Infertility From A Dad Who's Been Through It

Steve Wiens | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Steve Wiens

Every time you have to go through another kind of treatment, you ask yourself: "Is it worth it? Do I really want it that bad?" And then in the very next breath, you are taken out by the sheer magnitude of how much you want a baby.

Romancing Infertility: How to Bring Sexy Back When Having Scheduled Sex

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 03.13.2013 | Women
Stacie Krajchir

"Sex, when you're dealing with infertility, is not great. My husband and I took a Jay-Z approach to the situation: We had 99 problems, but sex wasn't one of them."

Why Can't Anyone Get Pregnant?

Leslie Goldman | Posted 02.21.2012 | Women
Leslie Goldman

For perhaps the only time in our lives, we had found ourselves in the same position as a Kardashian.

Why Endometriosis Needs More Media Attention

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn N. Cohen

I'm not a Doctor, nor a Nutritionist, nor any type of medical professional. I am a woman who lives with mild endometriosis and I want to tell you why ...