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Acknowledging the Truth About Children (No Matter Where They Come From)

Ginny Gilder | Posted 12.12.2014 | Parents
Ginny Gilder

Let's face it: the prospect of accepting someone else's child as your own can be scary. It's a crap shoot, no question. But let's face this too: raising your own birth child is no less of a crap shoot.

9 Survival Tips: How to Navigate the Holidays When You Have Infertility

Dr. Angeline Beltsos | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Dr. Angeline Beltsos

While the holidays can be a special time of year filled with joy and celebration with loved ones, it can prove especially difficult for those who long for a child. Since the holidays are often centered on family, it can be difficult to avoid the painful reminders that can surface during this time of year.

Changing Fertility Conversation: Less Fear, More Power

Aimee Raupp | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Raupp

Of course, being conscious of our fertility is a good thing, especially for women who want children one day. But being conscious is quite different than being panicked. The current conversation around fertility is telling women they should fear their declining fertility.

Why Would a Woman Want to Freeze Her Eggs?

Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD

Supporters touted egg freezing as the most important advancement in women's reproductive freedom since the oral contraceptive pill. Critics claimed that companies offering egg freezing were pressuring female employees to not have children while pursuing a career.

How $30K In IVF Treatments Nearly Tanked -- And Then Saved -- My Finances

LearnVest | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
LearnVest

After years of trying to start a family the old-fashioned way, Tom and I turned to fertility treatments. As we progressed through the years-long process, our financial burden neared $30,000. The kicker? We had only about $2,000 in savings.

Aisha Tyler: It's OK To Choose Career Over Kids

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women

Aisha Tyler has spoken out about her struggles with infertility before, and she wants other women to know that it's alright to abandon a fruitless eff...

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.

What Infertility Really Feels Like In Your 20's

Audrey Bellis | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Audrey Bellis

The relationship I have with my body is a direct expression of the relationship I have with myself. I can't wear exhaustion like a badge of courage anymore.

Great News For Women Who Gave Birth Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty

Lots of women delay starting their families for various reasons. Now it turns out that delaying child-bearing might be a way of living longer, accordi...

Coping With the Anguish of Fertility Treatment

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Tansey

As a couple moves into not months but often years of expensive, intrusive treatments, a spectrum of severe emotional pitfalls typically emerges. Sadly, my observations pertain almost exclusively to those fortunate enough to have access to quality medical assistance.

Let's Celebrate Turning 40 Instead of Dreading It

Risa Sugarman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Risa Sugarman

Why should it matter? I don't feel 40, but when I turned 30, I didn't feel that, either. I don't know what it is supposed to feel like and the truth is, why should I even spend time worrying about that?

Chill Out and Play the Field

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

In terms of having all of the time in the world, please think of me as the "Ghost of Infertility Future." I'm wearing a dark cloak pointing at your age.

One Good Egg: Scrambled and Fried at 45

Wendy Burch | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Wendy Burch

About three years ago I went public with a very personal battle. At the time, I had just turned 42. I had a great, big life... but I didn't have a little one in it. I had always wanted to have a baby.

Coming to Terms: Life of a Woman with Depression

Risa Sugarman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Risa Sugarman

When you are clinically depressed, your worldview is skewed. This includes how you see your relationship with your spouse, child, other family members and friends.

What's Changed (and What Hasn't Changed) for People With Infertility in the Past 25 Years (Part 1)

Barbara Collura | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Barbara Collura

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), RESOLVE reached out to experts in the field to get their opinions about what has, and hasn't, changed for people with infertility in the past 25 years.

It's Uter-US: We're All in it Together

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

On May 7th, many people like myself will be volunteering their personal time in order to ask Congress to support legislation that will allow more people to afford IVF treatments.

Fear of Injection

Betsy Boyd | Posted 02.17.2014 | Women
Betsy Boyd

On the way home, I remind myself how all of this endless drug-taking and clinical prodding are my privileged choice, my elected First World problem. This thought is mature.

Why I Decided To Freeze My Eggs At 37

Cara E. Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Cara E. Jones

After years of traveling, figuring out who I was and intermittent stretches of dating unavailable men, I hit 37 wondering where the time went. As a fellow single friend put it "It's as if I forgot to set the alarm on my biological clock and slept through my 30s." I woke up in a panic. What if I missed my chance to have a family?

When Is it Time to See a Fertility Doctor?

Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD

For most of us, seeking fertility treatment is not the way we envision our family beginning, but it doesn't have to be an overwhelming process. Here are some general considerations to help evaluate your personal situation and decide if a fertility specialist can help you grow your family.

Speak Up With Jimmy: America Olivo and Christian Campbell Speak Up for BabyQuest Foundation and Infertility Issues (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jimmy Nguyen

America and Christian also share their own challenges having children, and how talking more openly about infertility issues can remove societal stigma.

The Personal Pain Of Secondary Infertility

Amy Wruble | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Amy Wruble

In my case, the glitch is declining egg quality, but I know other, younger mamas who can't seem to make a second baby either. It's wildly frustrating. And it hurts not to be able to create the family you envisioned.

I'm Expecting Twins -- and I Feel Like I Ruined My Family

Babble.com | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

My husband recently wrote on Babble about our struggle with the news that we're expecting twins. His essay received a lot of comments -- mostly negative. While I share my husband's sentiments, I wanted to tell my own version of our experience.

Is This One Way Women Can 'Have It All'?

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.16.2013 | Women

It appears there may be a viable, satisfying option for women looking to delay motherhood: egg freezing. A new study presented on July 9th at the ...

The Circuitous Journey: My Ovaries, Cancer and a Thing About the 1970s

Tara L. Meltzer | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women
Tara L. Meltzer

I was honest enough to admit out loud that I spent my life quietly making a decision, and here it was, reflected back at me.

Senate Bill 115 is Necessary to Protect Children and Fathers

Fred Silberberg | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

The Uniform Parentage Act governs the determination of parentage of children who are born of parents that are not married.