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