Brutiful

I looked at the test waiting for results.  The words flashed up on the screen, “NOT PREGNANT”.  Sigh.  I knew then that our second fertility treatment (a medicated IUI) had not been successful.  Our first fertility treatment had ended in miscarriage.  I started to cry.  Why does getting pregnant have to be so hard for […]

The Rules: Trying to Conceive Edition

There are certain rules you must follow when trying to get pregnant, aka trying to conceive, aka TTC. You do not question the rules.  You just do them lest anyone think you are an unfit mother-to- be. Rule #1:  Find a willing partner.  Before TTC one has visions of what the baby making love will […]

Do You Have Children?

Do you have children?  I find that it is one of the most common questions people ask when you first meet.  It’s a quick way to find common ground with new friends or acquaintances.  I can watch as other people answer and quickly can discuss ages, teaches, toys, and similar experiences. Do you have children? […]

Oilfield Infertility

Ladies, I’m penning a new medical term today.  First, you must know that my background includes zero medical schooling or experience. Obviously, I’m a good choice to be creating my own medical terminology. My new term:  Oilfield Infertility. Oilfield Infertility:  where one struggles to get pregnant while husband is in the oilfield.  Primary difficulty is […]