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Married for 6 years. Trying to have a baby almost as long. Living a Beautiful Life.

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Married & Trying to have a baby for almost 4 years. Dealing with MF (male factor infertility).

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Blogher and Infertility

Pamela Jeanne from Coming 2 Terms posted this video and I wanted to post it too. Pamela attended the Blogher Conference recently in San Francisco and spoke on a panel titled "When the Road to Motherhood is Anything but Smooth."

I want to commend all the ladies that shared their stories and tears. It's often not easy to talk about infertility, but it is SO necessary. I also want to add that in my opinion it does not make you a "drama queen" or "overly sensitive" if you can't attend a baby shower. If nothing else, infertility has made me more empathetic to the feelings and emotions of all those that suffer. Everyone experiences things differently. We are not all suffering from the same causes of infertility and we will not all deal with it in the same ways.


Blogger Baby Steps to Baby Shoes said...

Thank you for sharing this. I hadn't seen it. Quite powerful.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Pamela Jeanne said...

Thanks so much for the shout out and for sharing the video. I hope it helps make other women and men feel less alone.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Pardon the assvice, but since we just went through the "find a good cardiologist" game, I thought I'd offer up some things we learned from our experience: A good place to start is by calling some of the bigger hospitals in your area and asking who is their chief of cardiology. DH's dad started out with a relative newbie (just finished his fellowship 18 months ago), and we pushed him to get a 2nd opinion with someone who was the chief of cardiology at a major hospital nearby. It made all the difference.

I wish you and your DH the best.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Deathstar said...

Ditto on your comment, which I posted to PJ.

Do your best to see a good specialist - lots of seemingly healthy people can have heart disease.

1:59 AM  

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