Category Archive


How to track your cycles and chart your fertility without going super insane

Charting is a super, insanely useful way to get really amazingly in touch with your body and your cycles, but if you’re not careful, charting can drive you super insane.

What can I say to people who tell me I’ll get pregnant if I “just relax?”

“Oh, just CHILL OUT and you’ll be pregnant in no time!” Right? Right? Wrong.

Surrogacy Part One: How I became a gestational carrier

In the first of a two-part installment, A.M. explains how she became a gestational carrier for a same-sex couple.

Supporting the offbeat & subfertile

Recently, one of my dearest friends told me she’s been having fertility problems for about a year. I feel really helpless and unsure of the best way to support her.
How can you be a good offbeat pre-auntie or uncle when things aren’t going so smoothly?

Figuring out when to stop: a couple’s struggle with infertility

Diane and her husband are approaching infertility treatments and wondering just how far they’ll go to conceive a child.

Building a family through semi-open adoption

Every family has an origin story. The boundaries of my own little family are less clear than most — we are a family formed through a semi-open adoption.

Coming out of the infertility closet

I struggled with infertility for five years before conceiving my son … and a big part of the challenge was the fact that it was a secret. Maybe it’s time to tell my story. You should know, this is a long, long story.