“This is what 7.3 million looks like.”

I am what infertility looks like

Infertility affects as many as 7.3 million people in the United States alone. But what does that actually look like? Well to start, that's slightly less than the entire population of Israel. That's slightly more than the entire population of Hong Kong. Or, another way to look at it: it's the combined populations of entire nations like Moldova ... [Read on...]

Inroducing Biweekly Social Media Chats with The Infertility Voice!

Join me every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month!

In an effort to connect with you more throughout the year, I'm launching biweekly social media chats! I originally wanted to do a biweekly Twitter chat, but realized that not all of you are on Twitter. To make sure everyone who wants to participate can, I decided to switch it off between Twitter and Facebook. So you can think of them as biweekly ... [Read on...]

#GivingTuesday: Highlighting Important Infertility Organizations All Day!

Giving Tuesday at The Infertility Voice

Today is Giving Tuesday. Following on the heels of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday seeks to turn that holiday spending power into holiday giving power by focusing on organizations and non-profits making a difference in our communities. For this Giving Tuesday, I'm highlighting infertility-related ... [Read on...]

Recapping the #ALIMomSalon This Week

What a week! I can't even begin to describe how awesome this week has been. Thank you to everyone who commented ad shared in these important discussions. And a hearty thank you to Pamela at Silent Sorority for pushing my boundaries, challenging me to think outside the box, and ultimately - for making me a better writer and advocate for this ... [Read on...]

The Queendom of Mommyhood: In Which I Claim My Crown

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Welcome to Day 3 of the "To Mom or Not to Mom" Open Salon with yours truly and Pamela of Silent Sorority. We created this dialogue to discuss both sides of the motherhood debate from our unique perspectives. Why? To parse out the concerns and vulnerabilities of transition within the ALI (adoption/loss/infertility) community without tripping over ... [Read on...]

Show Your Love with #GROWTeamZoll at Noon Today

The first waiting game begins. We have six embryos, doin' their thang in a petri dish. G-dwilling, all six make it to transfer tomorrow. All it takes is one. Larry and I have been calling ourselves Team Zoll for some time now. We even have shirts that say "Team Zoll Est. 2008" on the front and "01" and "02" respectively on the backs. And in a ... [Read on...]

Welcome to The Infertility Voice!

Keiko Advocacy Day 2012

Hello hello! If you're joining me from the REDBOOK Magazine Truth About Trying Facebook Chat - welcome! Happy you've stopped by. Feel free to poke and click around. For the very newest folks to this website, I thought I'd give you a quick primer about me and what you can find here at The Infertility Voice. So, who is this "Keiko" you speak ... [Read on...]

Don’t ignore someone you know.

National Infertility Awareness Week Don't Ignore Infertility

  We could be strangers. We might pass each other on the street. We could be standing in line behind one another at the grocery store. We might even be sitting together in the same doctor's office waiting room. We could be watching the same movie together at the movie theatre, or sitting at tables right next to each other at our regular ... [Read on...]

The Infertility Voice Takes Over REDBOOK for The Truth About Trying on Facebook!

The Truth About Trying

  Many of you might remember how I led a special Twitter chat for REDBOOK Magazine last October, #TruthAboutTrying. It tied in with their No Shame Campaign and their powerful article, The Invisible Pain of Infertility. Well, we're back for part two, and this time the conversation continues on Facebook! Join The Infertility Voice and ... [Read on...]

NIAW 2012: Raise Awareness on Your Facebook Timeline!

NIAW Like-Me2

Updated at the bottom! National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is from April 22-28, 2012.It's an important week for the entire infertility community as we gather together to raise awareness for our disease. Founded by Resolve, the National Infertility Association, NIAW is a recognized health observance week by the U.S. Department of Health ... [Read on...]