Infertility Treatment Options: Using an Egg Donor

Infertility Treatment Options: Using an Egg Donor

I have blogged a lot about infertility over the years, and while IVF it is a viable option for many couples, it doesn’t work for everyone. Sometimes IVF fails leaving these families emotionally spent and devastated. For a woman who...
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Join the Fight for IVF Funding in BC #IVF4BC

Join the Fight for IVF Funding in BC #IVF4BC

Infertility was one of the biggest challenges in my life – a personal and difficult journey my husband and I had to overcome to have our family. But infertility is so much bigger than just one person’s story because with...
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IVF Funding Matters because Families Matter #IVF4BC

IVF Funding Matters because Families Matter #IVF4BC

Everyone can see we’re together As we walk on by And we fly just like birds of a feather I’m not telling no lie All of the people around us to say Can we be that close Just let me...
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Why I’m Advocating for IVF Funding in BC #IVF4BC

Why I’m Advocating for IVF Funding in BC #IVF4BC

Today I am sharing my infertility story to shine a light on the lack of IVF Funding in BC. BC families deserve this funding! It was December 2007. I was preparing for our second round of infertility treatments when I...
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Infertility Treatment Options: the Augment Treatment

Infertility Treatment Options: the Augment Treatment

Today’s blog post – talking about the Augment Treatment – is the second installment in a series I am working on to explore new technologies and options that are available to families dealing with infertility.
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Infertility Treatment Options: The EEVA Test

Infertility Treatment Options: The EEVA Test

Today’s blog post – talking about The EEVA Test for IVF – is the beginning of a new series I am working on to explore new technologies and options that are available to families dealing with infertility.
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You’re not Alone: Don’t Wait to Seek Help for Infertility

You’re not Alone: Don’t Wait to Seek Help for Infertility

When my husband and I decided to start trying to conceive early in 2006,  it was the beginning of a long journey where I would learn about both my fertility and infertility.
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Fertility Facts and a Call to Action

Fertility Facts and a Call to Action

Chances are you are someone or know someone who has dealt with infertility. You may be surprised to find out it is such a common problem – that 1 in 6 Canadian couples are dealing with infertility issues. That 36%...
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Dare to Dream: Taryn and Tyler’s Infertility Story

Dare to Dream: Taryn and Tyler’s Infertility Story

What would you do if you didn’t have a uterus and wanted a family more than anything? If you knew your only option for having a child was surrogacy – yet another infertility treatment involving IVF that costs thousands of...
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Shannon’s IVF Story & BC Government to Consider Funding IVF

Shannon’s IVF Story & BC Government to Consider Funding IVF

Shannon Berger is joining The Write Mama today to share her family’s journey through infertility and in vitro fertilization. Shannon is a proud new mom to twins but says getting to this point was something she wouldn’t wish on her...
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Something to be Thankful For

Something to be Thankful For

As I give thanks for the many blessings in my life this Thanksgiving week, I can’t help but think back to the time that we were preparing for in vitro fertilization after learning that both my husband and I had...
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Let the Light In: Lucy’s Infertility Story

Let the Light In: Lucy’s Infertility Story

I would like to introduce Lucy who has generously offered to share her infertility story in the hopes of raising awareness of infertility issues. Once upon a time, a group of four women in their thirties including Lucy and myself...
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Fathers, Infertility… and Crowd-Sourcing a Baby

Fathers, Infertility… and Crowd-Sourcing a Baby

I am the proud mama of an almost 5 year old boy who was conceived with love and assisted reproductive technology (ART). This is my infertility story. I have become a passionate advocate for families who are struggling with infertility...
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Infertility Happens to Fathers Too

Infertility Happens to Fathers Too

I have written a lot about my journey through infertility to motherhood, and while I have talked a lot about my point of view and the way my husband and I were affected as a couple, I have never really...
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On Canadian Infertility Awareness Week

On Canadian Infertility Awareness Week

Family is everything and when infertility strikes when you are trying to conceive, it is devastating. I have shared my infertility story on my blog, first as a way to deal with it personally and now as a way to...
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Conceive the Dream: I am a Mother

Conceive the Dream: I am a Mother

Canadian Infertility Awareness Week is coming up on May 19 – 25. I am sharing my story as part of a challenge to help raise awareness and advocate for infertility support in Canada.  I invite my fellow bloggers and twitter...
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Demystifying Infertility: The Best and the Worst of IVF, and IVF4BC

Demystifying Infertility: The Best and the Worst of IVF, and IVF4BC

I’ve talked a lot about the impact infertility has had on my family here on my blog. It’s been over 4 years since we had our son through IVF, and I am still passionate about sharing my story and helping...
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My Guest Interview on Infertility and Family Day

My Guest Interview on Infertility and Family Day

I am honored to repost this article by well known BC blogger Kerry Sauriol of Crunchy Carpets who interviewed me for her article Is Family Day for Us All? We talked about the challenges of infertility, IVF, the financial implications for...
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Why we Chose Embryo Donation: Hoping for Something Wonderful

Why we Chose Embryo Donation: Hoping for Something Wonderful

We were lucky enough to have extra embryos in storage after we became pregnant through in vitro fertilization in 2007. Last year, my husband and I had to decide what to do with our remaining embryos.
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In Honour of Canadian Infertility Awareness Week

In Honour of Canadian Infertility Awareness Week

Infertility is something that happens to ordinary people from all walks of life. There is no greater pain, no greater fear than the thought that you may not be able to have the family you dreamed of. I know. I...
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My Infertility Story

My Infertility Story

When I was going through my two year struggle with infertility, I was very private about what was happening and confided in very few people. I feel that at this point in my life, it is healthy to demystify this...
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