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Infertility

Your femininity is not something to be proven with fertility

In a previous article Your pregnancy and loss are YOUR experience, not your debt, we talked about expectations related to fertility that were set for and by women throughout history and across cultures. And, while it is an incredible female-specific ability and biological gift to conceive and give birth, the issue of fertility has undeniably created an immense and undue social and mental pressure on all women of child-bearing age. Getting your period, having your breasts come in, seeing your hips take a more curvy form, hearing your voice change from girl to lady, are not only assessed as...

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Why it’s important for you to heal, BEFORE you take the next step

Miscarriage and pregnancy loss are traumatic experiences for most women who go through it, but the suffering is dealt with in silence and secrecy most of the time. In a raw and eye-opening newspaper article written recently by the Duchess of Sussex, in which she shared her own experience of miscarriage with the New York Times, she wrote, “Losing a child means carrying an unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.” And she is right. Pregnancy loss can cause an indescribable and unbelievable kind of pain to the woman who suffers through it, which can also spill over to...

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Accepting infertility is not equivalent to accepting defeat

As a therapist for women who have suffered trauma through miscarriages and infertility issues, I have encountered a lot of magnificent women who are able to find strength and accept their bodies and unexpected circumstances when it comes to not being able to bear children. I have also worked with determined women who have chosen the path of trying different methods of increasing their chances of fertility. And while neither category is better or stronger than the other, somehow, because of how our society perceives motherhood as an expectation and imperative for women, “fighting” against...

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