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, (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...]

Join the Movement for National Infertility Awareness Week

National Infertility Awareness Week 2013

National Infertility Awareness Week is coming... are you ready?More importantly, are you ready to Join the Movement this year?NIAW has always had a special place in my heart. It's when I first "came out" about my infertility to a larger group of friends and colleagues, just over a month after I was first diagnosed in 2009. In 2010, it ... [Read on...]

The Dark, Dirty Secret of Prenatal Depression

The Dark, Dirty Secret of Prenatal Depression

It's been quiet around here lately, no?*casts a guilty glance*I know. I know.To get you quickly up to speed: the Knish is just fine. He's very active and I believe he has waged a war against my belly button from the inside. I think he knows that I really don't want my innie to become an outie and he's on a mission to pop it out, one ... [Read on...]

Infertility Ink

"Now every time things get difficult, you can look at your wrist and it will help you find the strength you need to get through it."

I do not have a tattoo. You might think that this is because I'm Jewish and that Jews with tattoos can't be buried in Jewish cemeteries. Turns out, that's actually Jewish urban legend. Still, the Torah technically forbids that Jews get tattoos.But that doesn't mean I don't want one.When I was in high school, I wanted some cliched drama mask ... [Read on...]

Behind and Beyond: Reflections on the Brink of a New Year

Happy New Year from The Infertility Voice

I love New Year's Eve. It's such a precarious, if invented demarcation between the old and the new, the past and the future, a sliver of the present in transition. For many, it's the tabula rasa, the turn of the wheel, a moment of both ending and beginning. How fitting that Janus, the two-faced Roman god who faces both his past and future, should ... [Read on...]

The Infertility Voice: 2012′s Greatest Hits

What a year, folks!It's hard to believe that we're ready to kiss 2012 goodbye and ring in the new year in just a week. Even though it hasn't yet been a full year here at this website, it's been an incredible ten months here all the same, and I have each of you to thank for that!2012 has been a year of experimenting: finding out what works ... [Read on...]