The IVF Journal: Your Infertility Journey’s New, Super-Organized Best Friend

The IVF Journal

Having spent some time talking with my friend Stephanie Fry about her new book, The IVF Journal, I gained a lot more insight about all the literal blood, sweat and tears that went into crafting this incredible resource for infertility patients. Now that I've had a chance to thoroughly give The IVF Journal the read that it properly deserves, I ... [Read on...]

An Interview with Stephanie Fry, Author of “The IVF Journal”

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Stephanie Fry: professional colleague, devoted author, a dear friend. A mom after infertility who gets it, who understands exactly how painful the infertility journey can be. There are lots of awesome ways to describe Stephanie Fry and I'm so lucky that I've gotten to know her personally over the years. Her true labor of love, The IVF Journal, ... [Read on...]

Unlocking a Story

I Should Write a Book

"You should write a book, Keiko." I get this. A lot. Thing is, I would very much like to write a book. I know several wonderful folks who have in fact, written books. Like Mel (who's got a new book out this week!), Lori, Carolyn, and Pamela. Like Aprill, Krissi and Fran. Like Kristen, Stephanie and my other pal named Pamela. It's ... [Read on...]

The Search for My Egg Donor: The Katie Show’s Feel Good TV With Not So Good Labels

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Did you catch Wednesday's episode of the Katie Show? No, I wasn't on it.* But the first half of the show was entitled "The Search for My Egg Donor" and focused on a young, remarkably poised 16-year old, Brittan Gilmore, reuniting with her mother's egg donor, JoLana. Here's a clip with their story (an ad might play before the ... [Read on...]

#IFAdvocacy Storify: Highlights from Advocacy Day 2014

Advocacy Day 2014

With 154 advocates and 160 appointments, there was a lot happening all over the Hill! G-d bless social media, amirite? Here's my Storify with a recap of highlights from the day. Enjoy! (Of course, if you want to read my very awesome highlight story of meeting Senator Elizabeth Warren in person, head here.) Highlights from the Hill [View the ... [Read on...]

I Met Senator Elizabeth Warren! (My Advocacy Day 2014)

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My calves ache. Even though I brought two extra pairs of comfortable shoes, schlepping miles back and forth between congressional offices did a number on me. Totally worth it. #IFAdvocacy Day was simply incredible. It felt amazing to be back on Capitol Hill for my third Advocacy Day after a year off. 154 advocates. 27 states. 160 congressional ... [Read on...]

High heels on a marble floor.

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Ain't nothing like it, folks. Clik-clak, clik-clak. A shimmy of the hips with each step. The feeling of your heel as it strikes the unforgiving stone. Clik-clak, clik-clak. A cavernous, echoing sound in the marble hallways. Feeling not just the weight of your own steps, but the steps of those who've walked these halls a lot longer than you ... [Read on...]

Resolve to Know More About… The Resolving Without Parenting Option

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For my final "Resolve to Know More..." interview, I'm so pleased to welcome Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos, author of Silent Sorority. Today's topic is resolving without parenting. I feel like people are quick to write this off as an option, but the truth is, not everyone with infertility ends up parenting. I feel like this particular option doesn't get ... [Read on...]

Resolve to Know More About… Empowered Treatment Options

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Today, I'm pleased to introduce y'all to Rhonda Levy, Founder and CEO of Empowered IVF. It was actually my interview with Rhonda last month that inspired me to launch an entire interview series for NIAW. I'll let Rhonda take it away about the work she does to help empower infertility patients on their fertility treatment journeys. Hi Rhonda! ... [Read on...]

Resolve to Know More About… The Mind/Body Connection

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Welcome to my third "Resolve to Know More About..." interview. Today's topic? The Mind/Body Connection! This one is pretty near and dear to my heart, because I credit a lot of the success with my first and only IVF cycle to the degree to which I tapped ifnto the mind/body connection in the months leading up to my cycle. Today we welcome Joanne ... [Read on...]