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  This is going to rank pretty high up there as one of my “Best Days EVER!” – After nearly 8 months of back and forth with the IRS (fun times) and multiple denials, I just received official word that Starfish Infertility Foundation has finally been approved as a 501c3!!!! I wish I could put […]

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DENVER – Can infertile women have a baby with their own eggs? Yes, according to Dr. William Schoolcraft, the founder of the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine. “This is sort of a revolutionary concept,” Schoolcraft said. “In the past, it was thought that menopause meant no eggs.” The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine is currently […]

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  I am a wife, a mother, a friend, a teacher. A lover of all things penguin. I love to write and to read.  If I was to have a second career, it would most likely be in some form of writing.  Writing has always been my go-to when I am struggling with life issues. […]

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  As a first-time mother who had complications with conception, I know all too well the sting that Mother’s Day can have for the many women out there who are on the trying-to-conceive roller coaster. The week leading up to Mother’s Day is always painful for a woman who wants nothing more than to know […]

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23 Things Everyone Who’s Trying To Get Pregnant Can Relate To If only it were as easy as birds and bees… 1. Your life is now divided into the two weeks before ovulation and the two weeks after. 2. And during the “after” weeks, you’ll become convinced that every single burp or fart is definitely a […]

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I was SO incredibly fortunate to find a group of women who truly understood what I was going through. I consider them some of my closest friends/family. I don’t know what I would have done without them!     http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/lifestyle/women2day-the-agony-of-infertility-9004155 Save

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According to a 2010 National Survey of Family Growth from the CDC, 1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility, but less than 30% of employers provide coverage for treatments. This would be amazing!   One in eight women have fertility problems but most employers don’t cover treatment. Is this the next frontier in working parent […]

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Pretty surreal to me that as I lay here on bed rest after transferring our final embryo today at CCRM, I am announcing something that has been on my heart for the past few years. After 4 IVF procedures, we finally found success with the birth of our twins,I wanted so badly to give back! But, when 1 in 7 couples fights infertility, I just felt completely overwhelmed. The task was completely daunting. How could I possibly help everyone? Helping only 1 seemed almost futile….
And then, I’ll never forget how it all changed

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It took us three years, 4 IVFs, 1 FET, 4 IUIs, and way too many negative pregnancy tests to count until we were finally able to hold our long awaited miracles. Infertility can be isolating. Know that there is support out there!

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As I look back on the past year, I realize my life has never changed so dramatically. 2013 will forever be known as…THE YEAR I FORGOT…..So yes, I forgot a LOT in 2013, but in doing so have been blessed beyond measure. Anyway, Sleep is overrated anyway, right???

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