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Surrogacy Series: How I Decided to Become a Surrogate

Surrogacy Series: How I Decided to Become a Surrogate

I’m five months pregnant with a beautiful little girl. But she’s not my husband’s baby— and she’s not mine either; I’m a surrogate! Becoming a surrogate has been one of the most surreal experiences of my life. Why did I choose to become a surrogate? Honestly, I don’t have a good answer. One day, I [...]

TTC: Mindy’s Extraordinary Journey

TTC: Mindy’s Extraordinary Journey

Guest mama Mindy is a close friend and relative of mine. Although we are close, I hadn’t realized the journey it took her and her wonderful husband to become pregnant with their little girl. I knew it was difficult for them, but each time I read her story it brings tears to my eyes. Mindy [...]

Endometriosis and Pregnancy

Endometriosis and Pregnancy

I’ve suffered from endometriosis (endo) most of my life. Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrium lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus in the woman’s abdomen and on other organs. This is a tissue that thickens for preparation of a pregnancy and if no pregnancy has occurred it bleeds out each month during [...]

My Two Very Different BFPs

My Two Very Different BFPs

A decade ago, when I decided I was done with the hormones in birth control pills, I charted my cycle by taking my temperature every morning. Since I had such a regular cycle, it worked like a charm as a reliable birth control method for my boyfriend-then-husband and me for over five years. A little [...]

10 Ways to Support a Friend Dealing with Infertility

10 Ways to Support a Friend Dealing with Infertility

No matter how long it takes a couple to conceive a child, if it doesn’t happen by surprise or within a couple of months, doubt starts to creep in. And let me tell you, having to actually try to get pregnant can really suck. It doesn’t matter if it takes four months or four years; [...]

Mourning the Age Gap

Mourning the Age Gap

A couple of months after my son turned two, I was ready to get back on the baby-making train. We got pregnant with TJ very easily, so I had faith that it would happen for us again within a few months. Little did I know that the universe had other plans for us. I’m the [...]