Tag Archive for IndieAuthor

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 →

Everyone is Talking about Mark Zuckerberg

This week I read several articles featuring Mark Zuckerberg (CEO and founder of Facebook). He and his wife are pregnant! However, they have also experienced the loss and anguish of multiple miscarriages.  He bravely made a very public statement about their losses and the pain that they went through on their fertility journey.   It is wonderful to hear that… Read more →

Advice to Myself

Now reaching my fourth year of trying to conceive and still no child to show for it. This has been an incredibly heart-breaking journey, one which I am starting to feel that we will never reach the destination we had hoped for. I look around and many of my friends and family now have toddlers, even school-age children, and I still wait… Read more →

How to kill a conversation…

There is a certain kind of awkwardness that sometimes arises in conversations when asked whether I have children – a family. ‘I am married’, is my standard response, hoping this closes off further enquiry. Nonetheless, many will continue to probe, asking: ‘kids?’ Of course there is nothing truly intrusive with this question. A simple ‘no’ and moving onto a new… Read more →

Stopping the Race

This week has been a little rougher than most, testing my fragility and my ultimate quest to be optimistic. It made me reflect on how I feel about my own situation and my strength to keep going. As a women struggling with fertility, I have moments where I struggle to breathe with the thought that my quest to become a mother may never… Read more →

Defying my Limitations

Many women and men are facing infertility every day. In fact Resolve (the National Infertility Organisation) quote that 7.4 million women (11.9%) have received fertility treatments, and that 1 in 8 couples in the US have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. So, essentially there are women all around us facing daily roadblocks, hurdles and obstacles and potentially being… Read more →