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Hi, my name is Katie, and compared to many, I'm relatively new to this infertility thing. I got married at 36, started trying to get pregnant at 37, had my first miscarriage at 38, and started fertility treatment at 39, which is where I am at now (Sept. 2013). I have just started seeing an RE in the past month (August 2013), and right now, because everything 'seems' fine with me, he put me on Clomid because he think I only need 'a little help.' Time will tell.

I had tried blogging years ago, around the time I got married. That blog died a progressive death, sadly. I started blogging again on my current personal blog, A Hundred Affections, partially because I love to write and partially to help me process through my miscarriage. In doing so, I have 'met' some of the most unbelievably strong, gritty, determined, compassionate women. The online support I have found through fellow bloggers in the same situation has been affirming as well as empowering. The encouragement and community is priceless.

When I am not blogging or obsessing about getting pregnant, I am a high school English teacher on Long Island and have been doing that for the past 12 years. When I am not doing that (all of the above pretty much takes up most of my life), I love to be outdoors - hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, walking; I love zumba; I love hanging out with my husband, family and friends; I love going to yard sales; I love to travel.

As a Christian, my faith is the most important thing in my life, and the hope that God gives me has provided the strength I need to fight this draining, emotional, tiring, discouraging battle of infertility. But having Him by my side makes all the difference and gives me hope that I will win this war.

If you have any questions or would like to share your thoughts, your story, your ideas, your questions, feel free to email me at I would love to hear from you. If you are interesting in reading about topics in addition to infertility (because, yes! There is more to life than just that!), I would love to have you drop by my blog A Hundred Affections -


hearts in the air

a blog by Katie Landry

When I miscarried in November 2012, one of the most shocking discoveries I made was was so many other people I know that had miscarried also.

But I had never known that. That was all news to me.

I know that pregnancies, miscarrying and the like are all personal issues, but some of these girls were good friends. I mean, really good friends. Why didn't I know they went through this? Sure, I couldn't have stopped it, but certainly I could have been a support for them. I could have prayed for them. I could have done something.

Learning about infertility

a blog by Katie Landry, April 23, 2014

I'm not sure how infertility never made it on society's radar, but I'm guessing that lots of women out there, myself included, who wish it had.

You never really hear about infertility issues - until you have them.

This is upsetting. In my case, knowledge might not have necessarily helped me, but it certainly could have prepared me. And yes, that would have helped.

Miscarriage Survival

a blog by Katie Landry, February 7, 2014

In Part 1, I shared about my experience with my most recent miscarriage and some of the 'survival advice' I received along the way.

Here are the other bits of wisdom I discovered through the healing process of a miscarriage:

Miscarriage Survival Guide

a blog by Katie Landry, January 29, 2014

I really didn't think I would be writing about this. Again. Really, I didn't.

When I was first approached to write for Fertility Authority, it was August, and I was just starting fertility treatment: round 1 of Clomid . By September, right before I even submitted my first post, I found out I was pregnant. I wondered how I would still write for this website, considering that I was one of the ‘lucky ones.’

Well….I spoke too soon.

a blog by Katie Landry, January 6, 2013

Sounds counter-productive, doesn't it? Counter-intuitive? Like the last thing you want to do when you are trying to get pregnant, right? Every month, day - and for the love of God - every second is critical. Isn't it?

If you are waiting for someone to give you permission, then OK, I will:

It is okay to take a break from baby-making.

I know how important getting pregnant is. I know how important every cycle is. I know how important it is to be tenacious in this fight.

But you know what else is important?


And if it gets to be too much, it is okay to take a break.


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