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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. Read...
Aleney de Winter of SHESAID    |   11.12.18   |   SHARE
The author with her daughter.

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

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. Read...
Leah Campbell    |   10.18.18   |   SHARE
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Please Stop Telling People Going Through Infertility To "Just Relax"

As someone who went through six years of infertility and who’s now in therapy for it, please stop telling people going through infertility to just Read...
Risa Kerslake    |   09.18.18   |   SHARE
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I went to learn about the options to freeze my eggs so that when I was ready to make a decision about having kids, I wouldn’t have to worry about my age.

What Happened When I Went To Freeze My Eggs​

I went to learn about the options to freeze my eggs so that when I was ready to make a decision about having kids, I wouldn’t have to worry about my Read...
Jen Glantz    |   08.10.18   |   SHARE
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A blocked fallopian tube? Just when I thought I’d heard it all.

Wait… Blocked Fallopian Tubes Are A Thing?

A blocked fallopian tube? No wonder I wasn’t getting pregnant; hello! My eggs were floating around with no sperm to greet them. Read...
Caroline Hand    |   02.28.18   |   SHARE
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We could go to the gym and achieve huge physical feats together as we started climbing the rock walls.

When I Couldn’t Get Pregnant, I Started Climbing The (Rock) Walls

Trying to conceive puts enormous stress on couples. We could go to the gym and achieve huge physical feats together as we started climbing the rock Read...
Megan Whitaker    |   01.10.18   |   SHARE
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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 Read...
Rebecca Beck    |   11.27.17   |   SHARE
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I want us all to carefully consider the terms in which we describe our choices to others in order to pare them from implicit value judgments on other women’s choices.

Stop Judging Women On Their Choice To Have (Or Not Have) Kids

I’m not here to scream from the other side of my parenting choice. What I want is for women’s choices regarding fertility to be supported, full stop. Read...
Amy Monticello of Role Reboot    |   11.10.17   |   SHARE
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