LGBTQ+ people rarely become parents by accident and embark on a fertility journey. According to Sara List, queer mom of two and award-winning writer, it is difficult "Without a lot of deliberation and planning, though it certainly can happen." And...
Should I freeze my eggs? It's a question I remember asking myself in my early thirties after a chat with my then boss. She was older than I was and we were talking about trying to have a family, options,...
If you are concerned about infertility or perhaps have been recently diagnosed with infertility (or maybe secondary infertility), you may be searching for information about the treatment options to help you to have a baby. Many people have heard...
When you are ready to have a baby, it can be incredibly emotional when it doesn’t happen as quickly as you hoped. After several months, you may start to worry about infertility. Here are 5 quick facts about infertility...
This week is national infertility awareness week, a week dedicated to raising awareness, challenging stigmas, and providing support to the millions of families impacted by infertility. Current estimates suggest around 1 in 8 and families in the United States...
“So, do you want more kids?” “What are you waiting for? When will you have another?” “Are you going to give him a sibling?” Looking on at my joyful and vibrant 5-year-old, these are some of the questions I...
I did not want to be a 40 year old bride. I'd known my husband strictly as a friend for over a decade. When I first met him, he wasn't marriage material. I'd already passed my 35th birthday when my...
After carrying my first baby to term, enjoying every single sonogram during the pregnancy, I was thrilled to find out I was pregnant for a second time exactly when I wanted to be. My two kids would be about...
I will never forget the day we signed our adoption agreement. Sifting through the medical records the social worker handed me, I found a document with tiny feet imprinted in ink. My heart skipped a beat and tears welled in...
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Groups At DC Area Moms Blog, we value supporting one another in all stages of motherhood. If you have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss, please don't hesitate to reach out to any of these...
Looking for ways to plan and manage your fertility and family size naturally? For our part, we have chosen natural family planning (NFP). We don’t use hormonal or barrier methods; instead, we track my cycles and plan our sex life accordingly. Every...
Every May, I find myself talking a lot about Mother’s Day in my therapy practice. For some Mother’s Day is a much-anticipated day of celebration and some well-deserved R&R, but for many, it’s an emotionally loaded day.  Lots of...
Infertility can be one of the most isolating struggles we face as women. When it's the first time trying to get pregnant, miscarriages after a successful pregnancy, or any other scenario, it's hard. Hard to explain to friends and family,...
This week is National Infertility Awareness Week, so I wanted to take this opportunity to make my first blog post on DC Area Moms Blog on an important topic to me. I struggled for 2 years to get pregnant....

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This spray, splash, and water park guide was created by Julie Hart and updated by Stephanie Shipman. One of the best places to beat...