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Fertility Foibles

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I am a 36-year old woman who's tried for five years to get pregnant using both traditional and medical/artificial means. My husband and I have been married for almost 12 years, and are also in the process of trying to adopt a little boy from Vietnam (but it's not going well). Despite being able to... Full Bio
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I've Moved by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility to www.theinadequateconception.com Read on »
The only time I'll ever be next to John Travolta and Kelly Preston by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility AOL's Parentdish.com has a piece on how infertiles can survive the holidays , and I was interviewed for it! Read on »
Why I am thankful for porn by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Got your attention, did I? This Thanksgiving instead of the traditional gratefulness for my awesome husband, family, and friends, and many, many other blessings, I have dec ... Read on »
National Please Don't Send Me a Christmas Card with Only Your Kids Month by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I hate to be bitter and snarky, but sometimes it's hard, particularly with the start of the holiday season, and the focus on children - Santa, ToysRUs commercials and my one ... Read on »
Is this normal? by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Several years ago, I was an expert on baby showers because I gave and attended so many. I could belt out an awesome brunch menu, find the cutest invitations and tell you ab ... Read on »
How old is too old? Remix by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Back when I was a young newlywed and didn't know about my fertility challenges, I always said I wouldn’t try to have a baby after turning 35 since that was too old. Little d ... Read on »
Wistful at a Halloween Festival by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We visited with some dear friends who live out of town this weekend, and on Saturday went to their son's school Halloween Festival. All of the kids were dressed in their Ha ... Read on »
I knew I was on to something by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So, I've written several rants or bitch sessions about frustrating fertile Facebookers. I know from your comments that many of you feel the same way about people who docume ... Read on »
Yet another slam from baby makers - they're smarter? by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I'm really not happy about the medical news for infertiles this week. First was the study that showed that women who don't give birth have a greater risk of getting breast ... Read on »
The inspiration for my book - The Sperm Competition by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Here's an excerpt from my book, which also describes the night I decided to write it. Years ago, Jack and I were out at a nice dinner with some friends who had been throu ... Read on »
Now the pinks are against us too? by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So, now it seems that those who can't get pregnant or get pregnant later in life have a greater risk of getting breast cancer. So, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month ... Read on »
Birth and pregnancy announcements by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility OK - this one is quick before I forget. So, there is a double edged-sword when it comes to fertile Facebook friends... As I've written before, it drives me absolutely ba ... Read on »
13 is my lucky number by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Yesterday was Jack and my 13th wedding anniversary. First of all, I would like to say that we were married when I was 17 years old, but that would be a lie. My guess i ... Read on »
Bravo Dr. Edwards! by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My eyes are only half open right now. I'm about to fall asleep, but I just wanted to say congratulations and felicitations to the literal father of IVF, Dr. Robert Edwards, ... Read on »
Acne at 37?!?! by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility For the last couple of weeks, my face has been breaking out just like it did in high school. Back in my teenage years, I used gallon upon gallon of Tinted Oxy 10 which not ... Read on »
More fun with pregnancy tests by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I realize that something may be wrong with me that I've been having fun with negative pregnancy tests lately (see Yes, I have a fistful of pregnancy tests ), but that's what ... Read on »
Probably TMI, but it's worth it by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Just wanted to share the summary of my book that's coming out in about two months, The Inadequate Conception - From Barry White to Blastocytes: What your mom didn't tell you ... Read on »
Target practice by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Today flat stunk. No other way to put it. Our adoption has reached a new low, and I am emotionally and physically exhausted. However, I now know the meaning of a mother's ... Read on »
No flu shot for you by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Last year I wrote a post about the fact that swine flu shots were at a premium and pregnant women were at the top of the list, while those of us unfortunates with flat stoma ... Read on »
False Advertising by Fertility Foibles Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I'm totally hacked off my the name of a fertility clinic in town -- it's called: Family Beginnings IVF. I'm not an expert on the ethics of advertising or brand names, bu ... Read on »