In this life there are many things to be grateful for... The air that we breathe, that our body is functioning properly, our children.. That's why when I found out I was pregnant again I was elated! A third child is what my husband I have been hoping and praying for. Afterall, my youngest child [...]
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Dear Mikvah Board, We hope that you will take a few minutes of your time to let us help the women suffering through infertility in your community. We are looking to send, at no cost to you, signs to display in each Mikvah prep room. Yesh Tikva strives to serve the emotional needs of [...]
I had gotten married "late" at age 31 and assumed since it took a while to find my bashert that having children would come when we wanted it. When it didn't come easily I immediately went for help. After three failed "natural cycle IUIs" and two failed "hormone assisted" ones, I finally got a positive "Beta*" back. [...]
When Risa* showed up at our door, two hours into moving day, with a platter piled high with homemade chocolate chip cookies, I promised my nine-year-old self that I would always be that kind of neighbor. And twenty plus years later, I certainly am! I love an excuse to bake (there will always be an [...]
In 2012, I was pregnant with my second child. Some of my friends knew the scary drama that came with this pregnancy because I was open about it, I needed the support and their tefilot helped give me strength. One friend called me up and asked if I could give her friend, Emma*, strength. I said [...]
I’m a former Girl Scout, so I like to come prepared. Here’s what I brought in my bag for yesterday’s egg retrieval (ER). This was ER #4, so I’m becoming somewhat experienced with all this, and there wasn’t anything I lacked on my trip to the surgical center. Of course, there were a couple of [...]
Every married couple once they hear the news that they are expecting their first child is overcome with joy: “Wow we are going to become parents!”. For my wife and I, it took four long years to achieve this goal. In 2009 our first pregnancy was miscarried at 13 weeks and we were told the [...]
Miscarriage. I've heard this word many times in my life. Always feeling that it was far from me, removed from my life, something I would never experience. Sort of how I felt about infertility years before I knew the pain myself. My friends have had miscarriages, I've read many stories about miscarriages, even listened [...]
An interview with author & fertility educator Julia Indichova MP: The subtitle of your second book, The Fertile Female is “How the power of longing for a child can save your life and change the world.” What do you mean by this? JI: Eighteen years ago, when I was first told that my soaring [...]
Once upon a time, I thought I would surely be a mother by now. Years ago when we started trying to build a family, I anticipated that it would happen sooner rather than later. Just one year ago, when I was preparing to embark on my first IVF treatment, I hoped that I would either [...]