Infertility & Miscarriage

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What Facebook Forgot on Father’s Day…

I sat down and put my fingers to the keyboard to quickly type out my usual “I love my Dad, Father-in-law, Grandfather, and husband” type of Father’s Day Post, accompanied by adorable pictures of these strong men in my life. I even pressed submit. And then, just as I did for Mother’s Day, I quickly […]

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IVF, the Second Time Around

After successfully getting pregnant via in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and giving birth to my first child, many well-meaning friends and family members would attempt to reassure me with platitudes like, “Now your body knows exactly what to do. It’ll be easier to get pregnant in the future,” or “Watch out — you’ll get preggo in a snap with […]

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Getting Pregnant: A Challenge I Had Not Considered

Sponsored By :: Austin Regional ClinicBy :: Asia Shah Getting Pregnant: A Challenge I Had Not Considered Lying on my back in the exam room at Austin Regional Clinic, I scanned the hundreds of photographs that lined the walls. Elated parents of squishy new babies smiled back at me. These babies owe their existence to […]

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Love and Loss on Mother’s Day

Have you ever desired something with such intensity that you felt a constant loss each moment that dream was not realized? For years I wanted to be a mother. These are not feelings I admitted out loud. I was a firm believer in only creating goals I had control over. As I walked into my 31st and […]

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My Journey With Unexplained Infertility

Naively, I always thought that once my husband and I decided we were ready to start a family, nine months later, a family we would have. Yes, I realized that SOME people out there struggled with infertility, but it literally never even crossed my mind that I would be one of those people.  Which is […]

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