We have all heard that saying "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all" or my preferred version courtesy of one Ms. Clairee Belcher "If you don't have anything nice to say, come...
If you, a friend, or family member have ever had the displeasure of meeting with an fertility specialist, you most likely know a little (or a lot) about the different types of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). These technologies and...
Now.  Yep. I think you should announce your pregnancy now.  Well, let me back up a bit. I do not necessarily think you have to announce it to the whole wide world. But, I do think you need to tell those...
September 2010. That’s when my fertility journey began. After months of trying to get pregnant, I asked my gynecologist if he would check my thyroid because of family history. I never showed the typical signs for hypothyroidism - weight...
I have always been a thank you note writer. I firmly believe that snail mail is magical, and the art of thank you note writing is alive and well. In fact, when we were married in 2012, I wrote...
I have always been very careful NOT to ask friends and family when they were going to have a child (or another one). After personally experiencing this line of questioning for the last eleven years, answering this question can...
Thursday, November 12, 2015 The day I thank God my phone was actually charged. Sitting at my desk, I received a phone call that would change so many lives for the better.  "Traci, hey, it's (name) from the adoption agency." This...
If your baby’s first picture looks like this, you may have had some trouble getting to that point. And you may have dreaded the seemingly innocent question so many people ask. “So when are you going to have a...
If you follow me at all or have read a single sentence that I have written in the last seven months, then you know that my husband and I lost our son, Theodore, in February 2017. We suffered with...
Pregnancy loss is sadly not new to me. I had two very early miscarriages when trying to have my first two children. At the time, none of my best friends were trying to get pregnant or even thinking about...

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