Infertility is the Most Painful Journey of Self-Discovery You’ll Ever Take

Infertility is the Most Painful Journey of Self-Discovery You'll Ever Take

I was selfish, fickle, flighty and distracted four years ago. I still am, but the difference today, four years later, is that I recognize these qualities about myself now.I am also brave, strong, bold and empowered.If you told me four years ago I would one day say that about myself, I would have laughed in your face."I'm nothing," I ... [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...]

Say Hello to My New Blog: TeamZoll.com!

Go Team Zoll!

Before you panic: no, I'm not getting rid of The Infertility Voice. Promise!I've been contemplating starting a new blog for some time now, as I've felt uncomfortable about posting anything related very specifically to my pregnancy here at The Infertility Voice, because I know how hard it can be to read. It's been getting cumbersome to maintain ... [Read on...]

The Other Keiko: Motherhood’s Alternate Universe

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Welcome to Day 2 of our open salon, hosted by yours truly and Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos, author of Silent Sorority. We created this dialogue to discuss both sides of the motherhood debate from our unique perspectives. Why? We seek to parse out the concerns and vulnerabilities of transition within the ALI community without tripping over political ... [Read on...]

To “Mom” or Not to “Mom”

Is it REALLY possible for infertility patients to park with confidence into pregnancy and motherhood?

To Mom or Not to Mom: A 5-Day Open Salon on Infertility, Motherhood and the Silent Sorority Welcome to our open salon, hosted by yours truly and Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos, author of Silent Sorority. We created this open salon to discuss both sides of the motherhood debate from our unique perspectives (me as newly pregnant after donor egg IVF, she ... [Read on...]

An announcement, a proposal, a prayer and a promise.

I have been writing this post, over and over and over, trying best to figure out just how I was going to phrase my words to you today. There's so much I want to say, so I imagine this will be a wordy post. I figured the best way to get through it all was to break it down into four parts: an announcement, a proposal, a prayer and a promise.1. ... [Read on...]

My Very Big Blog Announcement

This gal, right here.

I'll just cut right to the chase.Who's got two thumbs and is going to be on The Katie Show?Katie Couric, perhaps you've heard of her? :) She has her own national daytime television talk show and I'm going to be on it!! I know I had put a teaser out there like, a month ago, and I only finally have the official okay this week to share it ... [Read on...]

12dp3dt: Beta Day

B is for Beta

It's beta day.I left the house at 6am, the night receding, the crescent moon like a sleepy eye waking from a dream. All summer, I'd been searching the night skies for Orion, not realizing he's an autumnal constellation. As I walked to my car, I looked up and there he was: his bow and arrow pointed at the coming dawn.I actually had to ... [Read on...]

Transferred

Team Zoll Starting Lineup

Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce you to the Team Zoll Starting Lineup:*cue Fox NFL Sunday theme*Currently, these little embryos are all up in my 'ute.Get comfy, kids. We want you to stick around.We got up bright and early Saturday morning. I insisted on getting a bite to eat on the way there, only to realize in the ... [Read on...]