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My Heart Wept for Years, But My Soul Stayed Strong — Never Give Up

As a teenager I was in the best shape of my life. I played soccer and could run for long periods of time. Well, most of the time. There would be a random day where I would be in the top five after the first mile of our run and come in dead last for the second mile. Or I would climb a flight of stair

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Ode to Dr. Rhodes

Being new to the clinic, I asked the best person I could think of for a referral on OB/GYNs ─ the receptionist. She rattled off some brief thoughts until she got to Dr. Rhodes. She described his internal medicine background, but what stood out for me was her comment that his appointments generally d

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Pregnancy with PCOS

I never had a burning desire to be a mother... I always thought I would probably have children, but only really thought about that in theory. In fact, a lot of things about motherhood scared me, th

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Life ─ All According to Plan

Annika, Sofia, Bjorn… from the age of 5, I was planning my future. My plan included the names of my children, which were most often cute Swedish names, how many children I’d have, and the fact that I was going to be a midwife or doctor.  Inspired by Anne, the midwife who had helpe

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Get accurate information about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) - including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options... What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition characterized by an imbalance of hormones, which can cause p

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IVF Story

Our journey to have a baby started in 2012. It began nonchalantly: we decided that we were ready to bring a child into the world and support them with all the love that we could muster. So we excitedly stopped the birth control pills and started talking about baby names and cute outfits. After a yea

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A Long Pregnancy and Adoption Journey

I’ve never been pregnant.  I don’t have any children, but I hope to someday.  I’m in a same-sex relationship, and pregnancy is a more challenging path.  We’ve been on our journey for many years now.  My wife always wanted to be pregnant. I haven’t wa

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Five ways to cope with miscarriage

If you’re reading this article, chances are that you or someone you know has suffered a miscarriage. It’s one of those silent clubs that more people are part of than you’d guess. I’m part of it too. You’re not alone. The days during and after a miscarriage are some of

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30 years old and overweight

Trying to get pregnant, and scared to death. I have one kid, He's NINE, and now I'm considering having another kid. Feels like all the odds are against me. I'm 30. Overweight. I'm just scared. this was a rather sudden decision, but deep down I know I've always wanted more kids. I guess I'm just look

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Frequency Used Pregnancy Acronyms

AF: aunt flow (period)BF: breast feedingBFN: big fat negative (pregnancy test)BFP: big fat positive (pregnancy test)CD: cycle dayCH: crosshairs- the lines drawn on the chart to indicate ovulationCIO: cry it outDD: estimated due dateDH: dear husbandDPO: days past ovulationFet: fertilityFF: formula fe

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