Secondary Infertility

There’s nothing like a health scare to get you thinking about and looking at life, especially your own body, differently. That was certainly my experience during the five years we struggled with secondary infertility, pregnancy loss, and neonatal death. I often found myself questioning our circumstances. Why me? Why us? Why now? Why isn’t my […]

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Six pregnancies. Two living children. One neonatal death. One interstitial ectopic pregnancy. Two miscarriages. Two failed IVF cycles. One failed IVF converted to IUI. It’s surreal for me to reflect on those years. I am grateful for all that we have. I am thankful for what we’ve learned on our journey to build our family. […]

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As I sit and type this post, our 11-year-old son is doing one of his after school chores, unloading and loading the dishwasher, and our 5-year-old daughter is playing quietly in her room. Really? Seriously?! Yes. Is it always like this? Of course not. But I can honestly say I don’t take our children (both […]

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Chances are someone you know, who already has a child, wants to have more children and the process isn’t going as they hoped or planned that it would. Whether they are over 35 and have tried for more than six months, they are under 35 and have tried for more than a year or they are […]

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On the Eve of Valentine’s Day 2008, Bob and I went to one of our bi-weekly Wednesday perinatal echocardiograms to find out how our baby girl Molly was doing. Her cardiologist, Dr. Cuneo, shared with us that our daughter’s heart had begun to fail. She told us that if we wanted to take the aggressive route […]

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Today I am over at Exhale with a piece On Scars & Healing. It wasn’t easy for me to write, but I found the process of reflecting on the ten years Bob and tried to build our family therapeutic. Our journey through secondary infertility and loss was very painful. However, it also brought us two amazing […]

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