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realtalk: infertility

I Was 16 When I Was Told I'd Never Have Kids. Here's How I Learned To Accept My Infertility

It was a horribly awkward day when my mom dragged me to the pediatrician to report that I still hadn’t had my first period.

Heidi Swymer
February 9 2016

After My Third Miscarriage At 36, I Thought Things Couldn't Get Worse...

In our new Realtalk series, we're sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest...

Cate Scolnik
November 3 2015

I'm An OB/GYN. But I Didn't Understand Why Early Miscarriages Were So Devastating — Until It Happened To Me

In our new Realtalk series, we're sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest...

Shannon M. Clark, M.D.
October 28 2015

I Had A Stillbirth At 38. Here's How I've Made Peace With Never Having Living Children

In everything I’ve read on infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death, no matter how emotional or eloquently they were written, they’ve...

Heather Thompson
October 27 2015

It Took Me 12 Years To Finally Have A Child. Here's Why

In our new Realtalk series, we're sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest...

Margo Jacks
October 26 2015

How My "Healthy Habits" Hurt My Fertility At Age 30

In our new Realtalk series, we're sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest...

Elyse Andrews
October 25 2015

My Baby's Heart Stopped Beating. What It's Really Like To Suffer A Stillbirth

In our new Realtalk series, we're sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest...

Jackie Armstrong
October 19 2015

Why I've Been A Surrogate Mother Three Times (It Wasn't Just For The Money)

In our new Realtalk series, we're sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest...

Eloise Drane
October 13 2015

I Was Healthy & Fit. Here's Why My Pregnancy Was Traumatic

In our new Realtalk series, we're sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest...

Jennie Whittaker
October 10 2015

I Tried To Have A Baby For 5 Years. Here's How I Finally Made Peace With Infertility

In our new Realtalk series, we're sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest...

Dr. Allegra Hart
October 8 2015

Why I Chose To Have An Abortion + How I Feel About It 7 Years Later

I know what it feels like to be scared and totally unprepared to bring a child into the world.

Ashley Thorns
October 6 2015

Infertility Almost Ruined My Marriage. Here's How We Learned To Heal

The doctor took a brief history, glanced over my fertility charts and said, so matter-of-fact that it stunned me, “you have clear signs of PCOS.”

Amy Lembcke
October 4 2015

"I Thought About Leaving My Baby In A Garbage Can." What It's REALLY Like To Have Postpartum Depression

In our new Realtalk series, we're sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest...

Tianna Morison
September 30 2015

What I've Learned After 6 Failed Rounds Of IVF

It’s amazing how excited you get about a 40 percent chance of getting pregnant — when in reality, there’s more chance of it not working.

Kristy Kong
September 28 2015

I'm A Healthy 27-Year-Old. Here's How I Accidentally Hurt My Fertility

In our new Realtalk series, we're sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest...

Lauren McDonough
September 27 2015

I Was So "Healthy" It Hurt My Fertility: My Journey With Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

My life was crazy and I felt like I couldn’t control anything else — so I worked out.

Anna Phelan
September 19 2015

The One Thing I Wish I’d Known Before My Wife & I Started Fertility Treatment

In our new Realtalk series, we're sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest...

Jake Anderson
September 14 2015