Topic: Infertility

The Mommyish Definitive Guide To Infertility: The Basics, As Explained By Your Best Friend

The Mommyish Definitive Guide To Infertility: The Basics, As Explained By Your Best Friend

Maybe you’re having difficulty trying to conceive. Maybe you’re looking for more information to support a friend or family member who is dealing with infertility or maybe you’re just curious. Either way, I’ve been there, so here’s a simple guide to help you understand the basics of infertility, along with some of the dirty details I wish I had known beforehand. More »

10 Things You Should Not Do When Your Friend Is Infertile

10 Things You Should Not Do When Your Friend Is Infertile

When someone is dealing with infertility, they need to the support of their family and friends. They need a shoulder to cry on, a bag to punch, and a caring someone to feed them all the chocolate. But sometimes the people they go to for support get their responses all wrong. They don’t need the world to tiptoe around your feelings, but maybe being aware of the feelings and giving those feelings a few feet of space would be nice. More »

Anonymous Mom: I’m Too Selfish To Help A Fellow Infertile Couple Have Kids

 Anonymous Mom: I'm Too Selfish To Help A Fellow Infertile Couple Have Kids

I’ve used Anonymous Mom before as a vehicle to share my decision to use donor eggs in getting pregnant. I still stand by my choice 100% and I am extremely happy with my twins. Recovering from a C section and raising two babies at the same time took up the bulk of our energy and attention for the past year and a half, but once the dust settled and we found our groove as a new family, I looked at my husband and realized there was an important baby related issue we needed to address – what to do with the remaining 4 embryos. More »

How I Got Pregnant After Five Years Of Infertility

How I Got Pregnant After Five Years Of Infertility

I’ve been reluctant to write about a series of events that lead up to me finally getting pregnant after five years of infertility. I hate people who claim that if you only eat a certain way or (insert gimmick here) you will be on the road to motherhood in no time flat. It’s so condescending. That’s why in the three and a half years since I had my first child – I’ve never told any of these stories. But I talk about so many other aspects of my life – my pregnancies, my infertility struggles, my parenting pitfalls – it seems a little strange to leave this part out. More »