Talking about infertility, identity, and living as a childless woman. Through my experiences with infertility treatments and inevitably ending up childless on the other side, I've realized on a profound level that our society is obsessed with women as mothers. Woman = mother, and womanhood = motherhood. As I've confronted this I've felt a drive … Continue reading Living as a Woman Without Children
Am I Just Defective? Body Image & Infertility
Talking about body image, self-esteem, and infertility. Content warning: some discussion of weight related insecurity. Last week was National Infertility Awareness week (April 23rd-29th, 2022). The perfect time to talk about the many impacts and struggles faced by those struggling with infertility. For some background, I've never been someone with perfect self-esteem or confidence. As … Continue reading Am I Just Defective? Body Image & Infertility
Doctor, Can’t You Fix It?
My story and experience of infertility treatment. *Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice just me telling my husband and I's story of infertility treatment. Our Treatment Story After about 7 months of trying to conceive on our own, I met with my family Doctor. I asked if there was … Continue reading Doctor, Can’t You Fix It?
Opening Up About Infertility
Opening up about our journey with infertility. I will never be 25 and pregnant. I will never be 25 and a Mom. It sounds silly, but one of my life goals was to start a family at 25. I just had this idea that 25 would be the perfect time to have my first child. … Continue reading Opening Up About Infertility