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Trying to Conceive

The Question That Gives You A 1 In 8 Chance Of Being An Insensitive Jerk

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 04.23.2014 | Women
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

Maybe I'm naïve or maybe it's because I went through years of infertility treatment but I'm continually stunned at how many people ask the question, "When are you going to have kids?"

The Harsh Reality About Fertility And Age

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

Knowledge, as they say, is power, and even if you're not seeing anyone special, staying on top of your fertility can only serve you in the long run.

Craigslist Pregnancy Test Sellers Insult TTC Community, Mock Joyous Moment

Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park | Posted 02.25.2014 | Women
Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park

This disturbing new trend is not only outrageous and crude; it's an abuse of one of the most poignant moments in a woman's life. It is an insult to all those women who so dearly want to become pregnant. And it's an injustice to those who would be presented these false positive tests.

What Men Aren't Saying About Infertility

Nate Pyle | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Nate Pyle

Men don't talk often about infertility. My guess is that, if we started the conversations, a lot of guys would feel helpless.

Parenting Trends To Look Out For In 2014

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

From showcasing kids' hilarious personalities on Vine to bringing toy dinosaurs to life, 2013 gave us a host of fun and cool parenting ideas that we h...

Trying Not To Conceive Self-Pity

Susannah Lewis | Posted 03.09.2014 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

I don't want to want another child. But the overwhelming desire to have a third child just won't leave me be.

A Twin Mom's Post-Infertility Survivor Guilt

Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg | Posted 03.05.2014 | Parents
Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg

Strange as it sounds, I feel more changed by the trials of infertility than by the transition to parenting -- and that's saying something, with my toddler twin boys turning 2 this month.

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.

Is It Too Late to Get Pregnant?

Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park

A woman's ability to get pregnant begins to decline as early as her twenties and it gets more and more difficult with time. The earlier women become aware of this, the better their chances are of conceiving when they are ready.

A Cheaper Way to Go Through Infertility Treatment

Jaclyn Vargo | Posted 11.12.2013 | Women
Jaclyn Vargo

Trying to conceive can be a journey fraught with angst and anxiety. Be ready to use all of your strength and wit. Read your bills, ask questions and stay informed.

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Woman Trying To Conceive

Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park | Posted 09.22.2013 | Women
Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park

Your loved ones will need all the emotional encouragement and support they can get. Knowing what to say during this time might turn out to be just what the doctor ordered.

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.

Why It's Especially Hard For Me To Hand Down The Hand-Me-Downs

Amy Wruble | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Amy Wruble

I've been both of these women now, and while I know there are still many, many parenting milestones ahead, it feels strange to have already closed the lid on these boxes.

The Zen of Miscarriage

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents
Cheryl Dumesnil

How do you say goodbye to someone with whom you shared not a past full of memories, but a future made of fantasies? How do you make space for sadness when you're surrounded by messages, both internal and external, telling you to buck up and move on?

John Celock

Candidate Beats Back Shocking Tea Party Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Brandon Whipple, the Democrat attacked by the Tea Party for not having children, easily defeated his opponent to win a seat in the Kansas House of Rep...

The Question You Should Never Ask A Woman

Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 09.08.2012 | Women
Mary Kate Sheridan

Tell me, complete stranger inquiring into my baby-making plans, do you want to hear my deepest fears and concerns about bringing a little one into my life? Even if you did, do you really think I'd want to tell you?