Tag Archives: How Infertility Affects Women

Infertility, Adoption, Loss: Before and After

When you lose a child there is a before and after; I suppose with any major trauma in life there is always a before and after. Who we are before, and who we are after. The two are never the same. I have lost before in my life, big losses that shook my heart to […]

Don’t Give Up

“If you long enough, and you don’t give up; if you’re strong enough, and you don’t give up; and you’ll be no harbor for the sorrow, just let it go. Don’t hang your head in sorrow, don’t give up just before you win, don’t wait around for tomorrow, open up your arms and let it […]

Infertility, Adoption, Loss and Christmas: The Bittersweet

It is the wee hours of Christmas morning. The time when the excitement of Christmas Eve wanes to allow in the light of Christmas Day. It is the time when Santa is making his slide down the chimney, and exhausted parents put together bikes and doll houses before passing out, only to be awoken by the […]

When you dangle your toes from the ledge and swing your arms, it’s only a matter of time before you fall

The question is whether when you fall you take flight to the sky, or you soar into the depths of the canyon. But no matter what, the momentum is going to take you over the ledge. So too with infertility and adoption, when we dangle our hearts over the ledge of possibility, and when we […]

Infertility & adoption: when sperm doesn’t meet egg, when profile doesn’t meet match

“You were made that way for a reason, you just need to figure out what it is.” – Anthony Robles We are still waiting to hear back on the recent opportunity to have our profile shown, however during the wait I’ve been thinking a lot about the similarities between infertility and adoption. Perhaps more precisely, […]

Infertility Twister: What to do when there’s nothing to do

Anyone who has little people in their lives, whether their own children, children of friends, or nieces and nephews has heard the phrase uttered “What should I do? There’s nnoooottthhhiiinnnggg to do!” I don’t think anyone on the planet could understand them better than women in the long wait for motherhood. We often face the […]

Yes, No, Maybe So: Ask the Magic 8 Ball

Perhaps one of the most difficult lessons I had to learn as I grew out of the innocence of youth was that life is a series of varying shades of grey. Rarely, very rarely, can a question be summed up in a definitive color palette of black and white. And so too it goes with […]