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How Does Infertility Prepare us to be Parents?

If you asked someone who went through infertility to describe their experience, I am guessing many would say it was the worst time of their life. That was true for me. That period of time when you are trying to build your family and are uncertain about your ability to succeed, tests us in so many ways. The swirling of...

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Get Rid of the Shame of Being Told to Lose Weight

By Dara Godfrey, M.S., R.D.

Having a doctor tell you that you need to lose weight to help improve your chances of fertility success can make you feel embarrassed, ashamed, not to mention, overwhelmed. There is often a lot of stress associated with trying to conceive. But, it is a necessary part of the initial consultation with...

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Should we Consider a Day to Celebrate Non-Parents?

I recently heard the terms “non-Mother’s Day” and “non-Father’s Day.” My initial reaction was confusion. I have been thinking about it since Mother’s Day is behind us and Father’s Day is quickly approaching. What does this really mean?

I believe these terms were meant for us to take a moment to consider the people who are childfree. Ther...

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