Welcome to National Infertility Awareness Week 2014!

National Infertility Awareness Week

I can't believe this will be my fifth National Infertility Awareness Week. But for RESOLVE, it's an even bigger milestone: NIAW celebrates its 25th anniversary this year!Here at The Infertility Voice, I have a number of ways that you can get involved this year and help raise awareness for the 7.3 million people living with infertility in ... [Read on...]

Spring Awakening and Replanting Roots

I'm officially out of hibernation, and, I might joyously add, so are many of my fellow bloggers in recent days.I'm tired of living with survivor's guilt. I am wildly, wonderfully happy to be a mother. Having my son only further articulates that tangible for which this community strives: to parent and to be supported on our paths to parenthood ... [Read on...]

“A kiss at midnight…”

Photo by Keiko Zoll

Happy New Year, gang!(She says a week into the New Year already. Mea culpa... for New Year's, our whole house got norovirus for four days! It was barftastic. I'm only just getting back to normal.)Right - on to more pleasant, less barftastic things :)First of all, as I seem to post here frequently: no, I have not forgotten about you! ... [Read on...]

The International Infertility Community and the #RoyalBaby Overload

royal baby overload

Guest Post by Kimberly BattenI'm Canadian. Anyone who has been around me or my blog for more than 5 minutes can figure that out. Being Canadian, we sort of have floor seats to the "Royal Baby Watch". Technically it should be important to us because this baby will one day become our king (in the non-ruling way).My mom is what many would ... [Read on...]

Birth Mothers Day and The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption

The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption

Last week I had the unique privilege and honor to profile Lori Holden, author of the new book The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole. You may know her from her ever-amazing blog, LavenderLuz.com (formerly Write Mind, Open Heart) and her fantastic, holistic blog meme, Perfect Moment Mondays.We talked about all ... [Read on...]

Join the Movement for #NIAW

Join the Movement for National Infertility Awareness Week

It's National Infertility Awareness Week and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association wants all of us to join the movement. If you asked me four years ago if I would ever join a movement for infertility, I would have laughed heartily at the suggestion. But the truth is: it's the movement that's kept me going.But what does "joining the ... [Read on...]

What IF: Three Years Later

"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."

This was me three years ago:I's funny to go back and watch this video, to think about all the things that are different in my life now. The fact that we own a home instead of living in student housing where this was filmed. The three pairs of glasses I've gone through since then. Remembering, very distinctly, getting sushi with a friend ... [Read on...]

A Whole New Infertility Voice: Seeking Contributors & Guest Bloggers!

TIV Contributors

You may have noticed that my website looks a bit different. That's half the reason it's been so gosh darn quiet around here; I've been very busy tinkering with all the cogs and buttons and levers that crank this site to life each day.I've been doing a lot of thinking about this space and the community that has surrounded me. I've written much ... [Read on...]