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10 Ways Motherhood Has Changed Me

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Kristen Hewitt

am most certainly a different person than I was before I embarked on our infertility journey over 13 years ago.

3 Reasons I Haven't Told People I'm Doing IVF

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Melissa Miles McCarter

I am afraid because it means having to do a lot of explaining about a subject that is emotionally difficult to talk about with others.

Who Will Save the Savior Sibling?

Maura Dickey | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Maura Dickey

If we are going to treat children as if they are merely made of harvestable parts, then we should also establish legal standards that provide an independent advocate for the savior sibling.

Why The Affordable Care Act Should Cover Infertility

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Melissa Miles McCarter

A current petition to Whitehouse.gov asks for infertility treatments to be covered by the Affordable Care Act. The fact that it isn't already covered is concerning for a number of reasons.

Lightning Strikes: What the Weather Taught Me About Infertility

Karen Blessing | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents
Karen Blessing

We had an amazing gift, did we really want to jump onto that emotional roller coaster again? If not for those lightning strikes on Little Tree Lane all those years ago, I could very well have been a person who believed you beat the odds but once in a lifetime. But as it happens I was not.

Baby Markets and the New Motherhood: Reproducing Hierarchy in Commercial Intimacy

Michele Goodwin | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Michele Goodwin

The reality is that family-making today increasingly includes a mixture of sophisticated science, contracts, and negotiations. Unfortunately, at times some of that negotiating is characterized by unequal bargaining power, coercion, international outsourcing, and mechanized deliveries.

Making the Invisible Longing Visible

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

Are we perpetuating and reinforcing society's ideas around infertility? Are we asking to be visible when at the same time we are invisible to one another?

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Infertility

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Melissa Miles McCarter

Women like me face Mother's Day with shades of shame, despair and silence. So, I would like to take this opportunity to speak up and share with those who know someone who has infertility or are experiencing it themselves. Here is what I wish someone had told me about about the disease.

Shifting My Perspective On Success

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 05.04.2015 | Books
Justine Brooks Froelker

She is out there for all the world to love and judge. She has been born for all the world to embrace or reject. She is shining bright, whether or no...

To The Women Who Aren't Mothers On Mother's Day

Stephanie Baroni-Cook | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Stephanie Baroni-Cook

The week leading up to Mother's Day is always painful for a woman who wants nothing more than to know the joy that she sees many of the friends in her peer group sharing on their Facebook news feeds.

Thinking More Broadly About Mothering This Mother's Day

Christine French Cully | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Christine French Cully

This year, I invite you to join me in thinking more broadly about mothering, and in passing along these Mother's Day sentiments.

Altering Genetic Material: A Line That Must Not Be Crossed

Ruth Macklin | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

Editing the genes of human embryos -- or fertilized eggs -- to eradicate a heritable disease should not be attempted.

Infertility From The Other Side of the Desk

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 04.24.2015 | Parents
Veronica Montgomery

As with any battle, you sometimes have to change tactics while on the battlefield. We have seen patients through the years have to redefine their description of success when it comes to infertility treatment.

An Infertility Advocate Rears Her Brave Heart

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

Just maybe my story will reach the person who needs it most in that moment and they will know they are not alone.

Denny's Infertility Story and the Importance of Hearing From the Male Perspective

Barbara Collura | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Barbara Collura

During the infertility process, men don't know their role and feel they don't know how to participate. It's a very odd and surreal experience.

5 Small Steps to Naturally Improve Your Fertility

Michelle Howell Miller | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Howell Miller

I always knew I should eat and drink healthier, exercise daily and live as stress-free as possible. But I never understood the startling connection between these run-of-the-mill healthy lifestyle recommendations and their dramatic effect on my fertility.

Why I Did 7 Rounds of IVF

Tina Donvito | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Tina Donvito

Why would any sane person go to such extremes to have a baby? And if the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result, does that mean I was nuts?

Our First Sonogram

Pia Artesona | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Pia Artesona

Oh my gosh! I could see a teeny little light flickering away. It was like the first scene in the movie It's a Wonderful Life when the angels are talking to God up in the galaxy. Every time an angel spoke the stars would glimmer and shine.

My Pregnancy: 5 Weeks and Counting

Pia Artesona | Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents
Pia Artesona

During these last five weeks, I ebbed and flowed between feeling excited, happy, and positive to dark, heavy, and morbid. I didn't trust the process or my body. What if things changed for the worst? What if the universe was just playing a trick on me?

A Pediatrician's Thank-You Note to 'Synthetic' Children and Their 'Nontraditional' Families

Jamie Leigh Wells, MD, FAAP | Posted 05.24.2015 | Parents
Jamie Leigh Wells, MD, FAAP

A human sperm and egg are the most natural of substances. They are not manufactured chemically. By definition, you are not artificial. You are nature's cherished miracles.

D&G vs. IVF

Wendy Burch | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Wendy Burch

In fact, I find their position perplexing on many layers (and I'm not just talking about their upcoming fall collection). The fashion industry is always about pushing the envelope. They want us to embrace the unusual, applaud the unexpected and buy into the outrageous. And yet, two of the men in fashion's front row refuse to think outside of the box when it comes to designing a family?

Dolce and Gabbana's LGBT Problem

Jon Yokogawa | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Jon Yokogawa

Unfortunately, what once was hoped to be a bridge and increase minority inclusion has reverted to a factory line of content that favors fluff and fads over substance.

Prominent Ad Agency Changes Its Name To Protest Dolce & Gabbana

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices

After the designers behind Dolce & Gabbana made controversial remarks about gay parents adopting and using in vitro fertilization, celebrities threw t...

Dolce & Gabbana Face Outrage After Controversial Comments About Gay Families

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.16.2015 | Gay Voices

In an interview with the Italian magazine Panorama, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of Dolce & Gabbana had some contentious things to say...

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.