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Hi my name is Fran Meadows. I'm an infertility advocate and the author of the book The Truth Behind The Secret "Infertility". Going through infertility I kept my journey silent thinking that I was the only one experiencing this. I was able to release my emotions through my writing. Disappointment after disappointment led us to almost give up, yet we kept up the fight. My first pregnancy through IVF ended in a still birth yet we kept going. Our results were happy in the end; we have a four year old son. I am a proud IVF Mom and wouldn't change my experiences for the world! We reside in Connecticut as a family with my two German Shepherd dogs.

Infertility will always be a part of me that you cannot change that. I lived it, continue to learn from it and know how sensitive the subject can be. Now I work with other women fighting infertility. By providing hope, inspiration, strength, resources and a friend to lean on offering support through online support groups, through my Facebook Page, Twitter Page, as well as email support hoping that sharing my story will help others. On January 26, 2013 I will be co-hosting our first Dreams, Angels and Miracles Expo in New York. It will focus on Infertility and other family building options. I continue to raise awareness throughout the community adding a voice for those that are silent like I was.

My blog From Roller Coaster To Mommy Coaster shares experiences of my everyday life with my son and shares other stories of those that are still trying to build their family through fertility treatments, adoption or surrogacy. You can visit my website for more information on future events and support groups

I'm excited to start a new blogging journey here on Fertility Authority. I will write about things that you can relate too with infertility, sharing knowledge, emotions, with a little twist of humor, hoping to give you a sense of hope through my story. You will feel less alone, confident and empowered to move forward with your journey no matter how you choose to build your family.


a blog by Fran Meadows, May 10, 2013

For those who are still trying to build their families, Mother's Day is not just for mothers. It's for the mother-to-be and for those still trying to build their families through fertility treatments, adoption, surrogacy, or other family building options. YOU ARE SPECIAL TOO! Think of it as a day to honor special women, which you all are. Make it a day all about you!

a blog by Fran Meadows, April 27, 2013

Infertility, I have to admit, is nothing that crossed my mind in my early twenties. Which club or hangout to go to was more the focus for me. In your early twenties you are more carefree and not thinking of having children. In your mid to late twenties when things change in only a few years' time, you have a different focus. When infertility hits after you finally settle down with the right person and you are prepared to start a family, it can be confusing. Infertility is something you cannot be prepared for emotionally.

a blog by Fran Meadows, April 8, 2013

With infertility comes decisions; not just one but many. You think once you make that important decision to start with treatments, it is one of the most important ones you will make until the months turn into years. Or maybe you're one of the lucky ones; a quick decision and that's it. Infertility is unpredictable like life and filled with many important decisions that can change your path or family building journey or turn your life upside down. It might even consume you and the way you think on an everyday basis. It can be emotionally exhausting but take some of that energy into positive decision making.

a blog by Fran Meadows, March 21, 2013

April 21-27th is National Infertility Awareness Week. Get creative with raising infertility awareness in your community! Like last year I have once again put together my video movement for others to share their stories of infertility with mentioning Resolve, The National Infertility Association. Share along what you will be doing to raise awareness. Let's join together for this movement! For information on how to get involved visit my website.

a blog by Fran Meadows, March 2, 2013

March is Endometriosis Awareness month. Knowledge is power and educating yourself on women’s health is something doctors should encourage. Being your own health advocate and getting all of the answers can be a job in itself but it helps you to feel confident that you've been accurately diagnosed rather than feeling confused and doubtful. It will make decisions easier even though they can be scary and you will be confident that the treatments recommended are the best option for you.


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