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I Spent More Than $80,000 To Have My Kids, And I’d Do It Again

I always wanted to be a mother. I loved kids and they loved me. The only problem was, my defective reproductive system didn’t get that memo.

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The subject of infertility is very private in our circles; it is just not something that is talked about in the open.

On Struggling With Infertility In A Hasidic Community

The subject of infertility is very private in our circles; it is just not something that is talked about in the open. I didn’t even tell my Hasidic parents.

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There are a plethora of baby app options out there, and not all are created equal.

Rav’s Repro: The Wild World Of Pregnancy And Fertility Apps

What I’ve found there is sometimes amusing, sometimes helpful, sometimes exactly the support I’ve needed, and sometimes downright paranoia inducing.

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Let’s talk about cost, ba-by!

Navigating IVF: The Cold, Hard Costs

So let’s talk about my experience with IVF and money. So much money.

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The moral of this story is that early ultrasounds can vary wildly and that you should probably not do what I did by obsessively Googling things.

Navigating IVF: The Ultrasound 

In Navigating IVF, IVF Steph takes us on her journey through the wilds of fertility treatment.

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I can’t seem to settle into the happiness I should have. It’s there, but it’s swirling with anxiety and fear.

Navigating IVF: The Pregnancy Test

Okay, I know I’ve kept some of you that follow me on Instagram in the dark for awhile now, and I’m sorry. I wanted to write this column and let everyone know at once. With no further ado…

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I woke up quickly when everything was over, and although I was told I should expect that I would feel weird, I felt pretty good.

Navigating IVF: Retrieval Day 

On the day before Valentine’s Day, I had egg retrieval. Nothing says romance like sticking a literal needle through the walls of your vagina, amirite?

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Acceptance has been the greatest lesson of all.

Rav's Repro: On The Loss Of A Child And The Struggle To Make One

Rav’s Repro is a column in which Erin explores all topics related to reproduction and reproductive rights.

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