Hey everybody, it’s World Vasectomy Day! There’s still time for you to run out and get a card and some flowers for that special snipped guy in your life. When it comes to the penis, men are known to be, in general, sensitive about things that happen to it. Especially sharp things. So we at Mommyish want to give a big ol’ high five to all the dudes out there who have taken the leap and taken one for the team to make sure there will be no more babies from that particular Johnson. More
They say positive attitude can impact the success of infertility treatments and itâ€™s important to find the silver lining in circumstances when you can. Plus I think itâ€™s important to look at all angles when making such a huge decision, so Iâ€™ve wracked my brain to come up with this list of why IVF ainâ€™t so bad. More
“We need to balance the optimistic scenarios of later childbearing with the heartbreaking ones so that people are more aware of and prepared for the possible outcomes.” More
A study funded by First Response and conducted by the Yale School of Medicine found that many women are seriously, seriously ignorant about the workings of their own bodies. These results are staggering. More
As a doula and a feminist, I have a certain fondness for knitted uteruses, vulva art and things of that nature, despite the fact that I would most likely never buy or wear any of it. But I can still … More
We talk about infertility and trying to conceive a lot here on Mommyish, so I’m not going to expound on that. It’s a serious topic that deserves respect and a degree of seriousness that I won’t get into here, because this topic is all about witchery and all these amazing ways I found on the Internet that say they can help you get pregnant. More
Gird your loins ladies and gents, you’re about to be shocked and amazed. Did you know that a woman’s fertility actually DECREASES after age 35? I hope I didn’t cause any shock-related strokes, because this is totally and completely NEW NEWS, right? Well, it is if you’re professorÂ Mary HerbertÂ of the Institute for Aging and Health at the University of Newcastle, who wants to get the word out ASAP.
Between the two of us, my wife and I, both introverts, have been lucky enough to create and sustain two very close and very strong friendships with two different and married heterosexual women. One of them started what I call “casually” trying in June – essentially the “Let’s throw the birth control out the window and see what happens” approach. The other one became pregnant in June after three months of somewhat focused trying – attempting to have intercourse on/around the days she was predicted to ovulate, according to her iPhone app. We are exceedingly happy for both of them and wish both of them happy, healthy babies. We have been cheering them on, supporting them, discussing babies with them, etc. And they try to do the same for us. More
When it rains, it effing pours, especially for 44-year-oldÂ Po Leung who not only recently endured a miscarriage, but also the swift departure of her partner after an affair. To throw even more salt in the wound, Leung’s partner allegedly left her for the fertility nurse who had been over-seeing the couple’s path to conception — for three years. As a result, Leung is now wielding a heftyÂ $400,000 lawsuit and believe me, you don’t want to get in her way. More
Once upon a time, I thought mommy-daughter womb transplants were the ultimate mindfuck as I contemplated daughters using the uterus that they grew in to grow their mother’s grandchildren (follow that?). But 53-year-oldÂ Susie Kozisek didn’t even have to bother forking over her uterus as she just offered to actually carry her grandchildren for her daughter Ashley. No biggie! Chalk it all up to a mother’s need to help her children any way she can.
I hope that woman in Taiwan are just wandering around with their purses stuffed with pads and tampons and throwing them at random women they see walking down the street who they suspect might wanna get pregnant. And I hope it is making a whole lot of men all uncomfy because VAGINAS AND BLOOD AND OH GOD MYSTERIOUS LADY THINGS. More
What’s more fabulous than a lady welcoming two babies within a month a part that are not twins? Or getting pregnant again naturally after welcoming five babies via IVF? Why welcoming four babies that are not quadruplets. The uterus works in mysterious ways. More
I always had a hunch that the “research” that proves we are all slowing rolling away from fertility once we turn 30 was a crock of shit. It turns out – it may not be a crock of shit, it’s just really, really old. More