Learning to Love My PCOS


Welcome to the 2014 Voices of PCOS blog series at The Infertility Voice, in honor of PCOS Awareness Month! I have several wonderful guest blogs to share with you this month. Bonus: I'm participating in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) and this month's theme is healing. You'll find a brand new post about healing from me every day this ... [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...]

These are for you.


(I hope you like tulips.) According to a 2010 report from the National Retail Federation, Mother's Day is second-most popular holiday for fresh flower purchases, behind Christmas. People will spend $1.9 billion on flowers for Mother's Day. That's billion with a b. If I could buy you all flowers today, I would. These are for the ... [Read on...]

Resolve to Know More About… The Resolving Without Parenting Option


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… The Mind/Body Connection


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...]

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...]

The International Infertility Community and the #RoyalBaby Overload

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Guest Post by Kimberly Batten I'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...]