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Moving Forward: Fertility Specialist Phone Consult

Recently I had my new patient appointment with my reproductive endocrinologist who is in Arizona. Having your first appointment with a fertility specialist is awkward, but plan on doubling the awkwardness if it’s a phone consultation. 444 more words

More Than Infertile

Big Update!

We have been overwhelmed lately with the outpouring of support towards our family and our efforts towards growing our family through adoption. It is truly great to see that there is still so much love in this world, and no matter if you are family or friend, we love you all. 390 more words

When Is an Embryo a Fetus?

According to North Dakota law, an embryo is always a fetus. Science be damned, I guess.

As it turns out, it’s illegal for my husband and I, as residents of North Dakota, to donate our embryos for stem cell research. 110 more words

Embryo Donation

A book for baby: "Treasure Babies"

Sometimes the greatest miracles are the ones that start out as major maydays!

Join Strive, Ora, and their fishy friends as they struggle against the tide through the pain of infertility and discover the hope that doctors can bring, the miracle of new life, and the beauty of shared treasure. 67 more words

Embryo Adoption

Waiting Isn't Easy, But It's Worth It.

When I started my blog in May of this year, Rob gave me wise advice: “Don’t blog everything at once, or you’ll run out of stuff to talk about.” So I’ve tried to keep track of everything that is going on and spread it out over time, but it’s hard keeping everything straight. 707 more words

More Than Infertile

Pick me! Pick me!

“Pick me!  Pick me!” We’ve all heard that refrain in our youth.  Usually, it was heard standing in a line, watching the cool kids (or who became the cool kids) stand across from us, measure up their peers to the task and preparing to name their team. 525 more words

Conventional Wisdom

Ok...maybe I'm not done :)

Oh the intoxicating allure of hope…  I sat in my car this afternoon cringing at the thought of hopping on the hope wagon.  Sure enough though, as soon the elevator doors opened and my husband and I walked through the clinic doors…I was drunk on hope again. 367 more words

Infertility