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How To Talk To Your Partner About Freezing Eggs Before Getting Pregnant

Communicating with your partner about how and when to get pregnant — whether you're currently trying or you're proactively considering options like freezing your eggs or embryos — can be intimidating no matter how solid your relationship is. Read...
The subject of infertility is very private in our circles; it is just not something that is talked about in the open.

On Struggling With Infertility In A Hasidic Community

The subject of infertility is very private in our circles; it is just not something that is talked about in the open. I didn’t even tell my Hasidic parents.

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I Spent More Than $80,000 To Have My Kids, And I’d Do It Again

I always wanted to be a mother. I loved kids and they loved me. The only problem was, my defective reproductive system didn’t get that memo.

There are a plethora of baby app options out there, and not all are created equal.

Rav’s Repro: The Wild World Of Pregnancy And Fertility Apps

What I’ve found there is sometimes amusing, sometimes helpful, sometimes exactly the support I’ve needed, and sometimes downright paranoia inducing.

Let’s talk about cost, ba-by!

Navigating IVF: The Cold, Hard Costs

So let’s talk about my experience with IVF and money. So much money.

The moral of this story is that early ultrasounds can vary wildly and that you should probably not do what I did by obsessively Googling things.

Navigating IVF: The Ultrasound 

In Navigating IVF, IVF Steph takes us on her journey through the wilds of fertility treatment.

I can’t seem to settle into the happiness I should have. It’s there, but it’s swirling with anxiety and fear.

Navigating IVF: The Pregnancy Test

Okay, I know I’ve kept some of you that follow me on Instagram in the dark for awhile now, and I’m sorry. I wanted to write this column and let everyone know at once. With no further ado…

I woke up quickly when everything was over, and although I was told I should expect that I would feel weird, I felt pretty good.

Navigating IVF: Retrieval Day 

On the day before Valentine’s Day, I had egg retrieval. Nothing says romance like sticking a literal needle through the walls of your vagina, amirite?