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National Infertility Awareness Week 2020

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National Infertility Awareness Week 2020
berkeley is our little beacon of light. she’s our hope. she’s the answer to so many prayers. she’s our miracle. she’s the whole reason we went through every treatment, every needle and every moment of our infertility journey. and that’s what NIAW is all about. seeking for miracles. raising awareness that people WANT to grow their families. that sometimes it isn’t easy to get pregnant or sustain a pregnancy. but that no matter the fight or battle placed in front of us, we’re going to try.

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How to Pay for IVF

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How to Pay for IVF

IVF is a tricky treatment. The cost can vary greatly depending on which clinic you go to. There are grants available. Sometimes insurance covers stuff. Clinical studies can lower costs, but you have to qualify for the study. Anyway, the cost varies. Visit goodgriefjournals.com for ideas of How to Pay for IVF.

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Changing the World One Diaper at a Time

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Changing the World One Diaper at a Time
When we were gearing up for Berkeley’s arrival, we looked into many different options for natural products for her to use as well. We want to make sure that we take the best care of Berkeley that we can! So when Mum & You reached out about working together to promote their products, it was a no-brainer!

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Infertility Q&A with Parker

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Infertility Q&A with Parker
I get a lot of questions about what our infertility journey was like for Parker. I’ve never really answered these questions because his side of the story isn’t mine to tell. I asked him a few weeks ago if he would be willing to do a little Q&A with my most frequently asked questions about his experiences and he said yes. These answers are from him and are his opinions and experiences. They might not be the same as your husband’s, but I would recommend asking your husband these questions and truly listen to his answers.

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Berkeley's Birth Story | Part 1

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Berkeley's Birth Story | Part 1
The photos in this post were taken by our favorite photographer, Alice from Alice Shoots People. On December 30, 2019, I was doing exactly what I had been doing for the prior 10 weeks-- resting and taking it easy. I had my 36 week check-up the next day and so I spent most of the day watching TV and scrolling through Instagram. My phone rang and it was my Doctor’s office. They asked me if I would be willing to come in that day rather than the next day. I didn’t have anything else to do, so I said I could make it work. The car at home isn’t my favorite to drive in colder weather, so I called Parker and let him know I would be coming to trade him cars so I could go to my new appointment.  I drove over to Parker’s work, parked the car and started walking over to Parker’s car. I got to the door of the car, went to open it and suddenly felt a gush of fluid.

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