Rachel McGrath

Dear Friend

You have been with me on this journey for a few years now. You have watched me cry, get angry, frustrated or sometimes just silently grieve through the pain of infertility. Your strength and your reassurance have been graciously received, even if I have not always told you so. I am comforted by the knowledge that you are always there… Read more →

Tis the Season

Does the festive season reinforce your struggles with fertility and the lack of options when it comes to starting a family? Sometimes it really hurts. Over time I have seen many babies born and throughout the years I have observed them develop into toddlers and young children. I have watched their development as little people from afar, and yet I… Read more →

Don’t Judge . . . Educate!

Any woman struggling with fertility or early pregnancy loss will have stories about the sometimes difficult or thoughtless comments people have made about their ability to have children, or how they be coping with their difficulties. For many, it feels hurtful, rubs salt in the wound, or perhaps appears insensitive, but please try to understand that such comments or statements… Read more →

The Fertility Traffic Jam

In many ways ‘trying to conceive’ and challenges around fertility are like driving through peak hour traffic. How you say? Just hear me out . . . Sometimes you get lucky. Regardless of the time of day, you reach your destination with no traffic jams or obstruction; it’s just a smooth and tranquil drive, and you arrive according to plan. Unfortunately,… Read more →