Welcome to The Infertility Voice!

Hello hello! If you’re joining me from the REDBOOK Magazine Truth About Trying Facebook Chat – welcome! Happy you’ve stopped by. Feel free to poke and click around. For the very newest folks to this website, I thought I’d give you a quick primer about me and what you can find here at The Infertility Voice.

So, who is this “Keiko” you speak of?

That would be yours truly. Howdy! I’m a 29-year old freelance writer who turns 30 in as many days. I’m married to my high school sweetheart, Larry. We just had our fourth wedding anniversary this past January. We have two cats. They are stupidly adorable. No children just yet, but we’re working on that with the help of modern reproductive technology.

So what’s up with your lady bits?

I was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure in 2009. Basically, I’ve got no eggs left in my one remaining ovary (one was removed because of an ovarian torsion when I was 18).

So for Larry and I, our family-building plan for right now is to pursue IVF treatment with the assistance of donor eggs. Even though I was diagnosed three years ago, we’re still waiting to begin treatment because of financial reasons.

Makin’ babies the new-fashioned way isn’t exactly cheap, even though I live in state that mandates insurance coverage of infertility treatments.

So what’s this blog all about?

I started blogging in 2009 at my old blog, Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed. I decided to move it to a broader focus than just my personal experience. Plus? That old title was kind of a mouthful.

The Infertility Voice is an online empowerment resource for anyone going through infertility, where your infertility story matters.

I seek to empower folks going through infertility just like me through a variety of outlets here at The Infertility Voice.

  1. I empower folks through this blog, which I update pretty frequently during the week.
  2. I have two eBooks that I’ve written about finding empowerment and hope along your infertility journey and I’m working on a third.
  3. And finally, I offer fertility coaching for couples and individuals coping with infertility.
  4. Coming this June, online group classes in therapeutic writing and empowerment exploration. Details forthcoming.

One of the best ways you can stay up to date about everything happening here at The Infertility Voice is to sign up for my eNewsletter, served fresh every Monday and free of spam. (Because let’s face it, we all hate spam.)

What other cool stuff do you have around here?

So that’s me and The Infertility Voice in a quick nutshell. Definitely check things out around here, browse through my blog post archives, and feel free to ask me questions or share your infertility story in the comments or via email to me.

That’s what The Infertility Voice is all about: it’s about the conversation of the infertility community experience.

Welcome!

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Keiko! Stopping over for ICLW, but I’ve been a follower for quite some time. Just wanted to say thank you for all you do. Thank you for being the voice when we can’t find our own! I’m excited to hear about how Advocacy Day went!

  2. says

    Hey Keiko!

    Today was an amazing experience that I was grateful to take part in. Thank you for co-hosting the chat Redbook and Resolve. Today was such a powerful day, I’m still buzzing with positive energy from the chat. Also stopping by to say hi for ICLW!

  3. Chrissy says

    Thank you for hosting the chat on Redbook. I was at work and could only drop in for a minute, but did log in later and read all the comments!! I love that FB shut you down! That is funny! But even better they didn’t succeed! You popped back in through Larry and then as you! Can’t keep you down! Thank you as well for the personal comment. I will be in touch. I have been gathering information at a staggering rate and you are on my list of who I need to talk to!! Thanks again Keiko!! You rock!

  4. says

    hello from iclw, it’s so very nice to meet you! i wish you luck and success on your journey and look forward to reading more about it :)