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Pregnancy Envy Does Not Mean You Are Crazy….

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

For those women out there who are trying to have a baby, and it’s just not happening, it is likely you have experienced feelings of jealousy and/or envy when hearing someone’s pregnancy news, or when seeing another pregnant woman.  You are not crazy, nor are you unique in having this emotion.  As crazy as you might feel, please be reassured you are not.  Every woman I have ever known, personally or professionally that has had difficulty conceiving has experienced these feelings of jealousy or envy.  Yes I mean every woman, and that includes myself. What makes these difficult emotions...

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Words of wisdom from fertility nurse Brandi Oude Alink, part 2

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Blog, emotions, fertility, infertility | 0 comments

The following is the second of a two-part post from guest blogger Brandi Oude Alink, WHNP (Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner).  Brandi is a nurse practitioner at Women’s Healthcare Specialists in Kansas City, MO and has worked with patients suffering from infertility for over 10 years.  Click here to read the first post if you missed it! ********* Have you ever wondered what the hardest part of my job is?  The hardest part of my job is not knowing the exact right thing to say at the exact right time. That’s it!  Straight from the source.  I walk a constant tightrope having...

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Getting through the holidays

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Blog, couples, infertilty | 0 comments

The holidays are stressful for everyone, not just for individuals and couples that have been diagnosed with infertility and may be going through treatment for infertility.  However, the holiday season is a time frame that can be a land mine of opportunity for ramping up the already painful emotions that are part of the journey to build your family.  If you are reading this now, it is possible that what got you through last Thanksgiving and Christmas or Chanukah was the vision of a baby to celebrate the season with next year.  And here you are again…. First of all, my sympathies are with...

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