Re-blog: Share Your Story!

Day 6 of the Bloggers Unite conference!!! Whaaattt?? Time is flying by for National Infertility Awareness Week…! Morgan from onprayersandneedles.com tells us about opening up about her infertility journey with her blog.  It’s a brave thing to do, but some days I wonder how I would have managed to make it through this infertility journey so far without my blog and meeting so many inspirational women.  Read more of Morgan’s story below!!

Hey Girl Hey! My name is Morgan Libero and this is my blog to help promote awareness and provide support for all things infertility related, with a whole lot of realness and a little bit of humor (believe me, every bit counts). We’re surrounded by the most loving and tight-knit support system of family and […]

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reblog – Let’s Break The Internet With Infertility Awareness! —

I totally missed Day 5 of the Bloggers Unite Conference – bad Dani!!! I was exhausted driving back from DC yesterday (I know, excuses excuses!!) :-s

Day 5’s topic is about #StartAsking for insurance coverage.  As I have the best insurance coverage, I think, in the whole of the US (I have a worldwide insurance policy) I can talk about the benefits that everyone should have available to them – I have coverage for infertility diagnosis and infertility treatments (IUI, IVF, ICSI etc), including medication – I even have coverage for Genetic testing.  There is no $$$ limit, but I can only have 6 life time IUIs and IVFs. It’s quite amazing really!  So I have already used up half my life time allowance.  I still have to pay the 10% copay…but it is no comparison to those couples who have to pay the full amount.  Infertility is stressful enough as it is without the added financial burden and bills to track and pay.  It makes me mad that infertility treatment is seen to be ‘an option’ like cosmetic surgery is ‘an option’.  You can read more about this at missconceptioncoach.com below

In a perfect world, the tens of thousands of women and men suffering from infertility who consult reproductive specialists every year would know that their medical treatment would be covered by their health insurance. Infertility is, after all, considered a disease as stated by the World Health Organization. Yet the establishment of an “Essential […]

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Reblog – Start asking friends and family for support —

Day 4 of the Bloggers Unite Conference at missconception.com!  I don’t know who this lunatic blogger is, she is harping on about something for infertility awareness week…..oh wait….it’s me! I’m excited to be part of the bloggers unite conference this year, and very grateful to Miss Conception for hosting it!

I discuss how we opened up to our friends and family about our infertility journey and yet had never actually asked for support from them.  I assumed I didn’t need it.  But I was wrong. People find it hard to know how to help their infertile loved ones, so if you ask, they will leap, I have no doubt about that as we have experienced.  I suggest ways you can ask for support from your friends and family.  You don’t need to be as open about your infertility journey as we have, but knowing when and how to ask for support will help get you through those tough days. Click the link below to read more!!!  XXX

Hi! My name is Dani. My husband, Chris and I, have been trying to conceive (TTC) since December 2013. We were diagnosed with ‘unexplained infertility‘ in January 2015. I decided to blog about our journey of TTC as I quickly realised that talking to friends and family about our situation can be difficult. It can be hard for them to […]

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Reblog: Be your own advocate. Listen to your gut. Know your body —

Day 3 of the Bloggers Unite Conference and Bri from dreamingofdiapers.com explains the importance of being our own advocates and asking questions to our OBGYNs and Reproductive Endocrinologists.  For me I certainly have learned that Doctors can get into their set ways of thinking and have certain biases (I wrote about this a while ago), sometimes they simply forget you are first time IVF patient, generally forget things, or apply a ‘catch all model’ to your infertility treatment.  So asking the right questions can help us all move forward on our path to our long desired babies.  Bri is currently pregnant with her sister as a gestational carrier/surrogate, she has some amazingly interesting perspectives… so you should go check out her blog! But first read her post for National Infertility Awareness Week link below….

There are so many topics that we could talk about with the hashtag #StartAsking but my focus will be about being an advocate for yourself and asking questions to your ObGyn or Reproductive Endocrinologist. When you are trying to have a child, many questions go through your mind. Some of you ask and some […]

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Reblog: Bloggers Unite Conference, Day 2 – Lawmakers and Legislators

Day 2 of the Bloggers Unite conference! Whoop Whoop!! Here are my thoughts on today’s blog!

Denise blogs for National Infertility Awareness Week about how we should #StartAsking our lawmakers, legislators and researchers to spend more time, money and effort to find ways to improve infertility care.   She makes some really interesting points in her blog post – currently only 10 clinical trials related to infertility are listed on www.clintrials.gov in comparison to 4126  trials related to breast cancer (BTW – the statistics for breast cancer is 1 in 8 women will develop it at some point in their life time. Yes – I know infertility doesn’t kill! But in terms of trying to understand a disease it is an interesting comparison of levels of research). Denise also struggles with unexplained infertility – great minds think alike! (See my post from yesterday) Take a look at her post below….

Three years, three surgeries, two doctors, four donors, one biospy, eight IUIs, one fresh IVF cycle and one frozen embryo transfer later and we are still on the road to parenthood. We knew this was not going to be easy but never in my life did I believe it would be this difficult. As we […]

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Thank you to Chiemi at www.misconceptioncoach.com for organising the conference! It’s been great to meet other like minded bloggers 🙂