Infertility Roller Coaster

The roller coaster ride really did mirror infertility treatment for me and many others. I would do something that terrified me, that wreaked havoc on my body and my mind for my child. I would take what I perceived as a personal risk for her. When I knew I couldn't handle the roller coaster anymore I chose another ride, hoping that different ride would work.

Life after Potter's Syndrome Entry #2

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We lost our son back on April 25th, 2009 because of Potter's Syndrome. I gave birth at 2:46 that morning and left the hospital that very same day sometime after supper time. After more then 24 hours of labor....After all that work I left that hospital with empty arms and an indiscribable emptiness inside. After waking up the next morning in a fog, we made arrangments for our sons services and burial. Isaacs funeral was on April 29th at 11am. We had a full christian service and then buried my son at a cemetary 1 1/2 miles from our house.

Life after Potter's Syndrome Entry #1

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I want to start off by introducing myself and telling you a little bit about our story for those who do not know me.
My name is Lee-Anne, and I just found out that I am expecting my 4th child. My husband and I have been married for 4 years, and we have 2 beautiful little girls Zoey(3) and Alayna(2). They are my whole world and I'm am so thankful for having them, I would not trade them for anything in this world. They are a handful and quiet energetic, especially Alayna who takes after her father.


Idk what Im doing here, Im so lost... I have so many issues that I don't even know where to begin.
So, I'm 28, my bf is 37. In April 2009 is our 10 year anniversary. We've been trying for a child for so long. We have never used protection,and I have yet to get pregnant. :o( I am just to the point that I am so overwhelming saddened. My cycle has been irregular since my very 1st one.

What's the Best Diet When Trying to Conceive?

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Dear Livitician,
My husband and I are 32 years old, and we have been trying to conceive for about 6 months. I have recently started to take a hard look at my diet, as problems with diet could be leading to our lack of conception.

I have read some studies citing the importance of including whole milk in the diet, and how low-fat and skim milks reduce fertility and can even be detrimental to conception. In contrast, I have also read that skim milk is important to include in a pre-conception diet. Which is accurate?


Well....this is my first blog entry. Things at my house are getting a little interesting and anxious-feeling. I guess you would need some background info to really know the story...I have really bad arthritis, ddd (Disc Degenerative Disease), and scoliosis for years...and I'm only 23. Its a progressive type issue and it will only get worse over time. And because of these conditions its having to speed up the when I will be able to have children.

Trying to Conceive After Ectopic Pregnancy

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Dear Midwife,
I just overcame an ectopic pregnancy on March 22, 2009. It was my first pregnancy, me and my boyfriend were very pleased to be informed that we were going to be parents.

Sadly, we got the news that I was undergoing an ectopic pregnancy. My pregnancy was terminated on the 22 of March. We are now trying to conceive again.

How long, what actions and precautions should I take in order to become pregnant again. Please be very detailed. We are up for anything in order to become pregnant again.