For a long time I have wanted to write about my journey through infertility. I have spoken at events multiple times about what my husband and I went through in order to grow our family. People have asked me to turn my speech into several blog posts, but I wanted it to be different. [...]
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There is something so special about receiving a gift. Especially if it is one you have wanted your entire life. You know that energy during the Holiday Oprah episode when everyone in the audience walks away with the most incredible gifts. The well known Oprah declaration ringing out “you get a gift, and you [...]
A little background to an email exchange between two friends Rachel* and Sarah*: Rachel was asking her friend Sarah, who is a Kallah teacher, some halachic niddah questions from time to time. Through these encounters Sarah was aware that Rachel was navigating a fertility journey. The following is an email Rachel sent to Sarah [...]
There is a kind of infertility that no one speaks about but it is so prevalent in our society. No, it is not because of a medical problem or a timing problem but rather a status problem. It is present in the Jewish single men and women who are longing to have a life [...]
OUR JOURNEY Month after month we prayed for a blessing, and month after month we were met with disappointment. Where we had hoped for a new life growing inside me, a feeling of emptiness grew instead. After a couple of years, we sought medical help and were quickly thrown into a world of tests [...]
Two years ago on Thanksgiving marks my “rock bottom” of infertility. I had just suffered another miscarriage, from a pregnancy that so much time, energy and money had gone into. You see, we did a year of IVF cycles and genetic testing and only came up with two good embryos; this was one of [...]
I am part of a facebook group of women who are going through infertility. Recently, someone wrote a post asking for advice on how to have the strength to go on after multiple failures. I wanted to respond, but didn't feel I had the right word s to share, but still really wanted to [...]
Mother’s day is a hard day for me. My childhood home was a house where every day was Mother’s day (and our mother would remind us of that!). I lost my mother when I was newly engaged, the most exhilarating and stressful time of my life. Losing a parent at any point in one’s [...]
I’m sitting cross legged on the floor with my childhood friend Robin; two pre-teens pinching each other, wondering Are we really here, or Is this a dream? How would we know the difference? What will I be when I grow up? Have I already met my husband? What will our children be like? I’m [...]