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Melinda Davis is a seasoned marketer with 15 years experience. She provides freelance services to clients, and has contracted with nonprofit organizations and high profile firms, including Booz Allen Hamilton. After being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and undergoing multiple treatments, Melinda founded Fresh Conceptions as a way of reaching others with infertility. Through her blog, Melinda shares her personal journey with infertility and the unexpected ways God has used it to reveal Himself. She enjoys using her talents to reach others around the world using Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter, and will be publishing her first ebook in 2016. For more information, please contact Melinda at: melinda.r.davis@gmail.com.

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a blog by Melinda Davis, August 17, 2011

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Everyone has their bad days, and I am no exception. Though I've put my infertility woes behind me, I'm constantly reminded of my infertile state.

Today I started my third menstrual cycle in less than six weeks. Life with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can be frustrating, and I'll either go months between cycles, or they will come right after another. The only thing that's constant about them are that they last six to nine days and are accompanied by cramps, acne and mood swings.

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a blog by Melinda Davis, July 27, 2011

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I think I was more excited than nervous when I ventured into fertility treatments. I finally felt like things were happening, and looked forward to seeing those two pink lines. I had been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and it had been over six months since my last period so my Ob/Gyn prescribed progesterone to take for 10 days as a way of starting my period, and then Clomid to take on days five through nine once I began my new cycle.

My husband and I thought the fertility drugs would be all we needed, and with it I began charting.

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a blog by Melinda Davis, July 27, 2011

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I have wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember. I played with dolls, Barbies, babysat, volunteered for nursery duty, taught Sunday School and if ever there was a baby around, that is where you could find me. When I got married, I chose a man I knew would be a good father and always imagined which of his features and characteristics our children would display as their own.

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a blog by Melinda Davis, July 20, 2011

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Plan a date night once a week with your spouse. It can be as simple as a movie night in, dinner at a restaurant or a night out on the town. Try not to talk about fertility stuff — just enjoy the evening with each other.

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a blog by Melinda Davis, July 18, 2011

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Have you been trying to conceive but find things aren’t happening like you had planned? I know it can be scary, and often hard to talk about. Here are some sample questions to consider with your spouse to help get the conversation going.

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