Secondary Infertility – A Story of Struggle, Persistence and Hope – By: Tani Schwartz-Herman

2020-02-05T14:39:46-08:00

@Aviva Braun-Finkler SHARING OUR STORY We struggled for nearly 5 years with secondary infertility.  Throughout our fertility treatments, one of the things that continuously inspired me were the articles I read about other women’s infertility journeys. Through these stories I found hope, a sense of connectedness, and affirmation.  Now that our journey has come to [...]

Secondary Infertility – A Story of Struggle, Persistence and Hope – By: Tani Schwartz-Herman2020-02-05T14:39:46-08:00

Journaling for ART Part 12 – By: Avigayil Schreiber

2019-11-18T10:42:26-08:00

Monday morning I had to go back to the clinic for the second dosage of medication. I spoke to the nurse about how awful my experience had been. She apologized and talked to me about what was happening. I felt sick from all the medication. My stomach was in so much pain. She told [...]

Journaling for ART Part 12 – By: Avigayil Schreiber2019-11-18T10:42:26-08:00

Journaling for ART Part 4 – By: Avigayil Schreiber

2019-08-26T14:32:46-07:00

The day was finally here. November 1st I took my last pill of birth control, and today was Cycle Day 1! I called the clinic and let them know I was on schedule. They told me to come in a few days later. We woke up at 5:30 in the morning, got dressed and [...]

Journaling for ART Part 4 – By: Avigayil Schreiber2019-08-26T14:32:46-07:00

Journaling for ART Part 3 – By: Avigayil Schreiber

2019-08-26T14:32:46-07:00

We finally got to the day of our appointment with the Urology department. We had heard all about this man and how he was the person to see when you were diagnosed with Male Factor Infertility. We brought all of Akiva’s medical files with us, and we were full of emotion. Fear of what [...]

Journaling for ART Part 3 – By: Avigayil Schreiber2019-08-26T14:32:46-07:00

Journaling for ART Part 2 – By: Avigayil Schreiber

2019-08-26T14:32:46-07:00

Around January 2015 a friend of mine asked if I could help her arrange a fundraiser for an organization helping people with infertility. I was so scared. How did she find out? How was I going to explain myself? I had a mentality of “we cannot show the slightest break in our façade” of [...]

Journaling for ART Part 2 – By: Avigayil Schreiber2019-08-26T14:32:46-07:00

Intro to Journaling for ART – By: Avigayil Schreiber

2019-08-26T14:32:46-07:00

For a long time I have wanted to write about my journey through infertility. I have spoken at events multiple times about what my husband and I went through in order to grow our family. People have asked me to turn my speech into several blog posts, but I wanted it to be different. [...]

Intro to Journaling for ART – By: Avigayil Schreiber2019-08-26T14:32:46-07:00

#ShedTheLight

2019-08-26T14:32:46-07:00

There is something so special about receiving a gift. Especially if it is one you have wanted your entire life. You know that energy during the Holiday Oprah episode when everyone in the audience walks away with the most incredible gifts. The well known Oprah declaration ringing out “you get a gift, and you [...]

#ShedTheLight2019-08-26T14:32:46-07:00

A Different Kind of Infertility- By: Anonymous

2019-08-26T14:32:46-07:00

There is a kind of infertility that no one speaks about but it is so prevalent in our society. No, it is not because of a medical problem or a timing problem but rather a status problem. It is present in the Jewish single men and women who are longing to have a life [...]

A Different Kind of Infertility- By: Anonymous2019-08-26T14:32:46-07:00

Memories of Thanksgiving Past – By: Rachel

2019-08-26T14:32:46-07:00

Two years ago on Thanksgiving marks my “rock bottom” of infertility. I had just suffered another miscarriage, from a pregnancy that so much time, energy and money had gone into. You see, we did a year of IVF cycles and genetic testing and only came up with two good embryos; this was one of [...]

Memories of Thanksgiving Past – By: Rachel2019-08-26T14:32:46-07:00

HOW DO YOU GO ON? – By: Elie Salomon

2019-08-26T14:32:46-07:00

I am part of a facebook group of women who are going through infertility. Recently, someone wrote a post asking for advice on how to have the strength to go on after multiple failures. I wanted to respond, but didn't feel I had the right word s to share, but still really wanted to [...]

HOW DO YOU GO ON? – By: Elie Salomon2019-08-26T14:32:46-07:00