Mikvah Poster

2015-05-31T19:27:53-04:00

Dear Mikvah Board,   We hope that you will take a few minutes of your time to let us help the women suffering through infertility in your community. We are looking to send, at no cost to you, signs to display in each Mikvah prep room.   Yesh Tikva strives to serve the emotional needs of [...]

Mikvah Poster2015-05-31T19:27:53-04:00

My First Pregnancy – A Lesson in Managing Expectation – By: Secret from the Silent Sisterhood

2017-03-17T12:41:55-04:00

I had gotten married "late" at age 31 and assumed since it took a while to find my bashert that having children would come when we wanted it. When it didn't come easily I immediately went for help. After three failed "natural cycle IUIs" and two failed "hormone assisted" ones, I finally got a positive "Beta*" back. [...]

My First Pregnancy – A Lesson in Managing Expectation – By: Secret from the Silent Sisterhood2017-03-17T12:41:55-04:00

I’m Sorry I Didn’t Bring Brownies – By: Bracha

2017-03-17T12:41:55-04:00

When Risa* showed up at our door, two hours into moving day, with a platter piled high with homemade chocolate chip cookies, I promised my nine-year-old self that I would always be that kind of neighbor.   And twenty plus years later, I certainly am! I love an excuse to bake (there will always be an [...]

I’m Sorry I Didn’t Bring Brownies – By: Bracha2017-03-17T12:41:55-04:00

Support Systems – A True Lifeline- By: Secrets from the Silent Sisterhood

2017-03-17T12:41:55-04:00

In 2012, I was pregnant with my second child. Some of my friends knew the scary drama that came with this pregnancy because I was open about it, I needed the support and their tefilot helped give me strength. One friend called me up and asked if I could give her friend, Emma*, strength. I said [...]

Support Systems – A True Lifeline- By: Secrets from the Silent Sisterhood2017-03-17T12:41:55-04:00

What’s in My Bag? – By: Rachel

2017-03-17T12:41:55-04:00

I’m a former Girl Scout, so I like to come prepared. Here’s what I brought in my bag for yesterday’s egg retrieval (ER). This was ER #4, so I’m becoming somewhat experienced with all this, and there wasn’t anything I lacked on my trip to the surgical center. Of course, there were a couple of [...]

What’s in My Bag? – By: Rachel2017-03-17T12:41:55-04:00

A Story of Faith, Survival, Loss and of Hope for the Future – By: Anonymous

2017-03-17T12:41:55-04:00

Every married couple once they hear the news that they are expecting their first child is overcome with joy: “Wow we are going to become parents!”.  For my wife and I, it took four long years to achieve this goal. In 2009 our first pregnancy was miscarried at 13 weeks and we were told the [...]

A Story of Faith, Survival, Loss and of Hope for the Future – By: Anonymous2017-03-17T12:41:55-04:00

Grieving the Loss of a Pregnancy – By: Anonymous

2015-05-12T20:53:59-04:00

Miscarriage.   I've heard this word many times in my life.  Always feeling that it was far from me, removed from my life, something I would never experience.  Sort of how I felt about infertility years before I knew the pain myself.  My friends have had miscarriages, I've read many stories about miscarriages, even listened [...]

Grieving the Loss of a Pregnancy – By: Anonymous2015-05-12T20:53:59-04:00

Curses into Blessings- By: Miriam Pineles

2017-03-17T12:41:55-04:00

An interview with author & fertility educator Julia Indichova MP: The subtitle of your second book, The Fertile Female is “How the power of longing for a child can save your life and change the world.” What do you mean by this?   JI: Eighteen years ago, when I was first told that my soaring [...]

Curses into Blessings- By: Miriam Pineles2017-03-17T12:41:55-04:00

My Mother’s Day Egg Retrieval- By: Rachel

2015-05-08T14:32:54-04:00

Once upon a time, I thought I would surely be a mother by now. Years ago when we started trying to build a family, I anticipated that it would happen sooner rather than later. Just one year ago, when I was preparing to embark on my first IVF treatment, I hoped that I would either [...]

My Mother’s Day Egg Retrieval- By: Rachel2015-05-08T14:32:54-04:00

Celebrating Mother’s Day on the Infertility Journey – By: Anonymous

2017-03-17T12:41:55-04:00

Celebrating Mother’s Day When You Are Not a Mother (Yet)   Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are very difficult days on the calendar when going through infertility. How do you celebrate mothers when you yourself are grieving because you have not yet become a mother? How do you celebrate others, when you have had miscarriages [...]

Celebrating Mother’s Day on the Infertility Journey – By: Anonymous2017-03-17T12:41:55-04:00