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Queer Parents Aren’t Allowed To Have Mixed Feelings About Parenthood

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For queer parents like me, meanwhile — although I know that my whiteness and my class affords me a degree of protection from scrutiny and interference — the threat of being deemed an illegitimate parent also serves to silence any discussion of mixed feelings.

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

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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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I Will Never Be Pregnant, And I'm Finally OK With That

The author with her daughter.

I never was able to get pregnant. And after five surgeries and two failed rounds of IVF, it was a dream I had to let go of at the age of 28.

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For National Infertility Awareness Week, Let's #FlipTheScript

If you’re struggling with infertility, I see you. I know what the isolation of infertility feels like.

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week and this year’s theme is #FlipTheScript — the goal being to change the conversation about infertility.

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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.

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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Only The Lonely Are Only: Should We Have A Second Child?

Should We Have A Second Child? Image: Mariah Sharp @MightyMooseArte

Should We Have A Second Child? From the moment the first baby was born, I’d been obsessing about a sibling: When will my period come back?

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I'm Pregnant With Twins And Google Has (Too Much) Advice

At this point, I kind of feel like I need to clone myself and buy 12 of everything and win the lottery before October.

I'm pregnant with twins. To help make me more prepared, I turned to Google, as you do. It’s been… educational.

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Navigating IVF: The Cold, Hard Costs

Let’s talk about cost, ba-by!

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

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Navigating IVF: The Ultrasound 

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.

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

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Navigating IVF: The Pregnancy Test

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

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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