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The Calling of Adoption

February 14, 2012

My husband and I began exploring adoption a few years ago. We had gone through fertility treatments, and had been told the only way we would become parents was through adoption. I remember being amazed at how my once closed mind to adoption had quickly opened, and I began to imagine an exciting journey to find our child.  Read more


A New Outlook for a New Year

January 24, 2012

It may be hard to believe, but the first month of the New Year is almost over. So, how’s 2012 going so far? If it’s not going as you had hoped, now is a great time to start again. For the first time in probably six years, I have started a year by keeping an open mind, open heart and releasing all of my expectations. For the first time, I have not started the year with an internal countdown of when my family will expand going on in my mind. And for the first time, I finally feel I have some peace moving into a new year. Now, I’m not writing this to say I have all of the answers. Far from it. But my goal as always is to share my experiences in an effort to support those going through similar struggles. I’ve learned that when I put things into practice, and begin each day for what it is … a new day … then things all of a sudden don’t seem so overwhelming. Read more

Finding Hope in the Holidays

December 21, 2011

The holidays can be tough for anyone struggling with infertility, so I wanted to offer a post of hope to those having a hard time right now. No matter where you’ve been, or what’s come along your path, now is the time to release it all. Read more

Rediscovering My Infertile Voice

December 12, 2011

I’ve had a hard time blogging recently, so I decided to take a break, and go through an old journal in hopes of finding something new. I figured I may have written about a certain fertility treatment process, but instead found something better. Read more

Weekend Update

July 9, 2011

Well, I’ve been a little MIA lately, and I’m truly sorry.  The truth is I’ve started a new job and though I’m continuing to blog for Fertility Authority, my Fresh Conceptions blog has been lacking.  I’m going to start updating this blog on a weekly basis with my most recent posts so you can continue to stay in the loop of my blogging and infertility journey.  Below are sneak peaks to last week’s posts, and if you want to stay completely up to date you can join me on Facebook and Twitter.  Thanks as always for your support, and I hope you all are doing well!

Going Off the Pill

“I married my college sweetheart in 2003, and we agreed we would wait five years before trying to get pregnant. I had always dreamed of being a mom and was so excited to see our family grow.” Read more

Three Things You Can Investigate Before You See a Fertility Specialist

“Everyone thinks when they’re ready to get pregnant things will happen quickly, but the truth is it often takes time. There is about a 15 to 25 percent chance of conceiving each month, and that’s if you and your spouse are completely healthy and below the age of 30.” Read more









How the TV Show “Friends” Tackled Infertility

June 20, 2011

My favorite show of all time is “Friends,” and a few years ago my husband surprised me with the entire series on DVD. I had watched the show when it originally aired, always watched the reruns when I could, and have now watched the series more times than I can remember.

When I first watched the show I simply enjoyed it for entertainment. I never thought I would be infertile or face some of the challenges the show so boldly addressed, but now that I’ve been down this road I feel an even greater draw to its characters, and I appreciate the writers who wrote its stories. Read More


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Thank You: A Father’s Day Tribute to Husbands

June 15, 2011

This Sunday is Father’s Day, so I wanted to use this opportunity to address all of the men that are part of an infertile couple. Many times we overlook what you have to endure during the fertility treatment process, so this post is my way of saying thank you for just a few of the many things you deserve credit for …  Read More


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