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Holly Gregg is a grateful mom after years of infertility challenges including IVF, frozen embryo transfer, miscarriage, and many, many negative pregnancy tests. In order to work through the difficulties of her journey toward motherhood, Holly began blogging about her fertility struggles and the pain they caused. Her blog “Ready to be a Mom” won RESOLVE’s Hope Award for Best Blog in 2012. There, she continues to blog on issues facing the infertility community as well as her own personal experiences with parenting after infertility. She has a deep passion for advocacy and supporting others who are facing infertility and has dedicated herself to that cause at every opportunity. She became a RESOLVE volunteer, served as a moderator for the Fertility Planit Show 2013 and recently accepted a position with Fertility Authority where she assists individuals in finding the perfect fertility doctor to meet their needs. Holly is also very excited to be blogging for Fertility Authority where she will share a bounty of valuable information, insights, resources and plenty of hope to support anyone battling infertility.


a blog by Holly Gregg, July 3, 2013

As a fertility patient I have ingested and injected an innumerable amount of fertility drugs in my quest to have a baby. As a result I have endured a variety of side-effects and symptoms ranging from the barely noticeable to the majorly irritating. Until recently, however, I had never considered the possibility that all of those medications and high-dose hormones that help my ovaries kick into high gear, may one day have an impact my ovarian health, namely in the form of ovarian cancer. Once it crossed my mind though, I couldn’t seem to get that scary thought out of my head.

a blog by Holly Gregg, April 26, 2013

Quite often those facing infertility feel alone- afraid to share their embarrassment at being unable to conceive as naturally and easily as they believe everyone around them can. It is more than a little intimidating to share something as personal, emotional and trying as infertility with even one’s closest friends and family. When my husband and I began trying to conceive, it wasn’t exactly something we advertised, it was a personal decision and we figured we would tell everyone once there was a baby on the way to tell them about. But when months and then years went by without a pregnancy to announce, we began to feel more uncertain and more alone.

a blog by Holly Gregg, March 15, 2013

Infertility is a very important and powerful term. It gives us a medical diagnosis, a definable issue to understand and try to cope with. But for so many who struggle with "infertility", the term itself leaves us feeling incomplete. It doesn't quite encompass what the struggle is really about. It fails to include new surges of pain at a disrupted adoption, a failed cycle, a canceled donor or a lost pregnancy. It leaves out the millions of people struggling month after month who know things aren’t going as planned but haven’t yet met with a doctor to try to find out why. Most importantly, it fails to adequately name what matters most to those who are facing it. Specifically, people with infertility, often don't care about being infertile as much as they care about not having children despite wanting them more than anything. Infertile is second to being involuntarily childless.

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