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Confessions of a Wannabe Mom

Losing yourself in your desire to become a parent

a blog by Melinda Davis, July 27, 2011

To read more of Melinda Davis' Fresh Conceptions blogs, CLICK HERE.

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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Surviving Infertility

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Here's a few tips

a blog by Melinda Davis, July 20, 2011

To read more of Melinda Davis' Fresh Conceptions blogs, CLICK HERE.

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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If You KNEW This Was Your Last Infertile Day ...

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What would you do?

a blog by Lori Shandle-Fox, Laughing IS Conceivable, July 15, 2011

To read more of Lori Shandle-Fox's Trust Me: Laughing IS Conceivable blogs, CLICK HERE.

I mean if you absolutely KNEW with 100 percent certainty that you were going to be pregnant tomorrow and all of your infertility woes would be over forever, what would you do?

(It's my version of either:

"What would you do if you knew you only had a week to live?" OR:

"What would you do for a Klondike bar?")

I know a lot of women would probably thank GD first and then their fertility doctors.

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Are You a Fertility Optimist ... or Realist?

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Or both?

a blog by Donor Diva, July 8, 2011

To read more Donor Diva: Let's Talk Egg Donation blogs, CLICK HERE.

Which is better for dealing with infertility: optimism or realism? When we began our journey, I was the optimist.

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Fertility Heroes: Meet Lily

She became a mother through egg donation and surrogacy

a blog by Ellen Glazer, June 16, 2011

When I first met Lily she was grappling with the news that it was unlikely she would conceive with her own eggs. She was 43 at the time and although the news was not surprising to me, it was to her.

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Finding the Positive in Infertility

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No regrets for time spent in fertility treatment

a blog by Melinda Davis, June 13, 2011

June 11, 2009, is a day I will never forget. It started out just like any other. I went to work, came home and was greeted by my chocolate lab. The only difference was: for the first time I was not able to say hello back. I had developed an excruciating pain in my back and couldn’t move. I couldn’t take my dog downstairs for our normal walk around the neighborhood. I couldn’t get up to feed her. And I couldn’t get to my phone to call my husband. I was stuck sitting straight up in a chair ... not able to move my neck, back or stand.

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Fertility Heroes

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Men and women who find resourceful ways of resolving their infertility

a blog by Ellen Glazer, June 9, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of CNN Heroes. I look forward each year to Thanksgiving night when CNN pays tribute to men and women doing remarkable things to help make the world a better place.

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Anniversary Reaction

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A sixth wedding anniversary triggers thoughts about marriage, infertility

a blog by CGD, June 14, 2011

Sunday June 5, 2005, a hot and humid day. I am an anxious bride waiting to walk down the aisle to be joined with my soon-to-be husband.

Sunday June 5, 2011, a cool and breezy day. I am a tired wife sitting on my couch after a long day spent with my husband.

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Here Comes Father's Day — Part II

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Celebrate the family you have and trust that it will grow

a blog by Ellen Glazer, May 26, 2011

I live in a world of “happy endings.” Everyone that I meet who is struggling to build or expand their family succeeds. Many travel a complicated and unexpected journey and take unanticipated paths, but ALL find their way to a happy ending.

Faith and Infertility

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Trusting God regardless of the outcome

a blog by Melinda Davis, May 25, 2011

At first you’re feeling on top of the world.

You’ve decided to start a family and can’t wait to see those two pink lines you’ve always dreamed of. You think about how you’ll tell your husband, family and friends, and you start planning your future as a family of three. ''

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