October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. 25% of all pregnancies end in a loss, which means that many, many of us have been through this difficult and painful experience. Although pregnancy loss is so common, living through it can leave us feeling isolated and alone. People don’t acknowledge our grief or say the wrong thing (“Oh well, …
When it comes to making treatment decisions it’s easy to say YES to something if you know there is a baby at the end of it. After all, when you’re dealing with infertility a baby is worth almost anything. But when we’re making decisions we have to consider whether it’s worth it if there is no baby at the end of it.
There should be room for ambivalence in adoption, in abortion, in infertility, in mothering.
Going through a personal crisis is like living in a bubble. You can see and hear the people outside but there’s a barrier between you and everyone else.
One morning while I was still having a particularly hard day an unsympathetic stranger unknowingly pointed me towards a way out of my sadness.