How did you accept the "morality" of IVF? My husband and I recently learned that IVF is our only option for conception. If we choose not to, my one surviving ovary has to be removed with all hope of baring a child naturally gone. But we are struggling with knowing if IVF is moral in terms of the embryos being babies. We are just torn and I need help understanding if this is forcing something that shouldn't be. I feel dumb for even asking, but I'm lost. Everything I find online in regards to religion is extremely condemning of IVF, which I don't think is accurate or fair
May 17th, 2012. That was the day a nurse confirmed I was pregnant. And it was also the day I announced to my husband that he was going to be a daddy. I remember giggling over dinner as we discussed due dates, names, and nursery ideas… It seems like it's been forever since that day… Continue reading When You Are Still Pregnant Eight Years Later
According to a recent survey, one in eight couples (or 12%) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained. For Christian couples facing this… Continue reading Holding Onto Faith During Infertility–Podcast Interview
I was feeling a little like Betty Crocker one day and decided to bake cookies. But as I read the instructions on the back of the box (yes, they were box cookies…don’t judge), I realized the recipe called for one stick of “soft” butter. Not melted. And definitely not cold which is what mine was.… Continue reading What Are You Waiting For?
Every day...okay...maybe not every day...but at least several times a week, I open up my inbox to find a message that usually begins a little something like this... "I really hate to bother you, and I am sure you get tons of messages like this, and I might even be overstepping my boundaries. Therefore if… Continue reading Why Your Baby-Makin’ Advice Doesn’t Bother Me