• The Irony of Standing Still

    September 21, 2016

    Time is a funny thing when you are trying to get pregnant. On one hand, time passes quickly. Years and years go by and I think, “I can’t believe three years have passed and I’m still trying to get pregnant.” I’m baffled by how many holidays and celebrations have passed since I thought that this…

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  • Needling the Issue: Using Acupuncture to Get Pregnant

    September 7, 2016

    We’ve all heard the urban myth, “My friend’s neighbor’s cousin got pregnant after 8 years of trying during her second month of using acupuncture,” but is the money, commitment, and of course overcoming the fear of being stuck with tons of needles worth it? I decided to find out and have spent the past fifteen…

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  • Surviving the Holidays

    August 31, 2016

      “Tis the season to be jolly,” chime the carols. I hear it, I know it, I want to be jolly, but I don’t quite feel it this year. I used to love the holidays. After spending many of my adult years living in a country that didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas, I cherish the…

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  • An Infertile Woman Stuck in Pregnant Woman’s Body

    August 22, 2013

    After so many years of trying and treating infertility, I finally made it to the other side. Although I longed for this moment for so many years, passing through the door that separates the world of infertility from the world pregnancy is a jarring experience. I feel like an infertile woman stuck in a pregnant…

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  • I Am Not Who I Was Before

    June 27, 2013

    I am not who I was before. And I never will be. I remember a time when my brain wasn’t consumed with the nagging feeling of absence of what is missing in my life. I remember a time when people told me they were pregnant and I was 100% genuinely thrilled for them without feeling…

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  • 10 Commandments for Surviving Mother’s Day

    April 25, 2013

    Mother’s Day, a hallmark event filled with joy and happiness, can be a sad reminder of what some women are not holding in their arms. I’ve spent the past four Mother’s Days hoping and praying that I would be celebrating Mother’s Day with a baby in my arms but here, in the year I turn…

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  • Reflection: Digging Deep to Find the Positive

    March 28, 2013

    As a teacher, I recently did an activity with a group of sophomores in which the students reflected upon their past year and came up with advice about what they wish they had known as freshman. They had to narrow the list down to the top 10 pieces of advice and later this month they…

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