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You know the people you are jealous of, the women in the grocery store with the perfect family? The women who sneeze and get pregnant? Well don't fret...that's not me.

My name is Beckie, I am a 29 years old and live in Canada. I unwillingly joined the infertility club 5 years ago. It's hard to believe that so much time has gone by but here I am. Although infertility was never a part of my plan, I am excited to be able to share our story and what I have learned along the way with you!

The Dude (my husband) and I both contribute to our lack of reproduction. I have PCOS and he has male factor issues! This year we were diagnosed with immune issues (DQ Alpha Match and High NK Cells) which is more than likely the reason for our lack of success.

One lesson I have learned over and over is that life is uncertain, at times cruel and guarantees you nothing. This has propelled me to find the positive in any situation (I swear, there is always something). I try to recognize all the good things around me despite how angry and confused I often feel.

I blog honestly about my feelings and how infertility has affected my life. Through my trials and struggles I hope I am able to impart some wisdom about living with infertility. In blogging, I have always found a warm community where I can turn to when no one else in my life gets it. I hope that you are able to connect with something I have said and in turn have a positive impact in your life.

If you would like to read more about my journey head over to my full blog at

If you have any questions or want to share your story with me I would love to hear from you! Feel free to email me at!

Thanks for allowing me to share my journey and experiences with you.


a blog by Beckie D., September 30, 2013

Did you know September is PCOS awareness month?! What a perfect time to share my experience with PCOS.

I was 17 when I first questioned why I was packing on the pounds and my periods were completely absent. In the back of my mind I knew something was wrong, so I searched to find someone who could tell me exactly what was up. After hearing many times “this is completely normal” I decided to try a gynecologist, she listened to all my symptoms and without hesitation she told me “you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome”. She explained that I would have to go for some further testing to confirm her suspicions.

a blog by Beckie D., September 25, 2013

If you have spent any amount of time dealing with infertility you will have quickly learnt the lack of understanding and compassion that comes along with this diagnosis. Even your closest friends and family just don’t get it. You want to reach out, be understood, be heard and mostly be loved but you sink back down into the pit of despair and frustration.

It is one of the most difficult things I have had to face and still challenges me daily. I have been dealing with infertility for nearly 6 years and I wish I could say that I have mastered this but the truth is I haven't. One thing I have come to accept about people is that they cannot understand. They will never get it because it is so far from the realm of something that they can relate to and relatability is what it all boils down to. On the outside everything appears normal but they don't see the longing, loss and constant disappointment infertility brings.

a blog by Beckie D., July 24, 2013

When I was 18 I was diagnosed with PCOS, the doctor told me I would never have children. The diagnosis sat heavy in the back of my mind for years. When I was dating my now husband I was afraid to tell him I had PCOS. I was ashamed and was afraid that he wouldn't want to marry someone who possibly would not be able to give him a family.

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