NYT Motherlode

Baby Envy

I’m not happy for my pregnant friends — and I’m not proud of those feelings either.
New York Times, 07 August 2013 | Read Article

Am I Old?

People assume that because I’m late to the child game, that I’ve lived some sort of glamorous, selfish life.
New York Times, 13 August 2013 | Read Article

Maternal Instincts

Childless, or Child-free, the choice is a difficult one to make.
New York Times, 20 August 2013 | Read Article

Hope Springs Eternal

Free Danishes and low-hormones make the difference at this mini-IVF clinic.
New York Times, 29 August 2013 | Read Article

The Doctor Will Get You Now

I know the point is to have a baby, but I can’t help but want rapport with my doctor too.
New York Times, 03 September 2013 | Read Article

Me, The Human Pincushion

My stomach looks like it was hit for target practice in my first round of IVF.
New York Times, 10 September 2013 | Read Article

Give IVF a Chance

Some women think IVF is overhyped and oversold. But I say to them, don’t dash our hopes.
New York Times, 17 September 2013 | Read Article

Six Follicles of Anticipation

I went to mini-IVF to get the best eggs. But now I want them all.
New York Times, 24 September 2013 | Read Article

Take My Eggs, Please!

Will the retrieval process be as bad as I fear?
New York Times, 01 October 2013 | Read Article

The Long, Two-Week Wait

How can I wait knowing there’s an embryo inside of me?
New York Times, 07 October 2013 | Read Article

It’s a Numbers Game

As the nurses obssessively monitor my HcG, I wonder, what’s the point?
New York Times, 15 October 2013 | Read Article

Mourning a Miscarriage

It’s over.
New York Times, 22 October 2013 | Read Article

Why Don’t I “Just” Adopt?

Adoption is beautiful and helps many families. But it’s not easy.
New York Times, 29 October 2013 | Read Article

Keeping Marriage Strong

With its emotional ups and downs IVFs can take a toll on a marriage.
New York Times, 05 November 2013 | Read Article

The Wisdom of Solomon

My husband tells his side of the story in a Q&A; with me.
New York Times, 12 November 2013 | Read Article

AMA seeks BFP: Inside the World of Fertility Acronyms

There’s a sisterhood of support — and many sad stories — on the fertility forums.
New York Times, 19 November 2013 | Read Article

The Bittersweet Break

You gotta take em when they come, those IVF breaks.
New York Times, 26 November 2013 | Read Article

It’s Not About the Money…or is it?

How much money would you pay to have a baby? The answer should be “everything.”
New York Times, 02 December 2013 | Read Article

My IVF Education: How Much Info is TMI?

Sometimes I wonder if I should second-guess my doctor with reams of research. Would it help?
New York Times, 10 December 2013 | Read Article

No Doubt: There’s no room for it with IVF.

When you’re trying so hard to have a baby, you can’t stop and ruminate.
New York Times, 17 December 2013 | Read Article

Mother Nature, Meet Father Time:

‘Tis the Season to start thinking about approaching deadlines.
New York Times, 24 December 2013 | Read Article

Momitude: Welcoming in Motherhood

Beyond Western medicine is the holistic side of the fertility journey.
New York Times, 31 December 2013 | Read Article

Shalom IVF: Taking my Quest Abroad

The last IVF failed, and we have to go to Plan B.
New York Times, 07 January 2014 | Read Article

Debating Donor Eggs

Would a baby from another woman’s eggs feel like my own — and would it be Jewish?
New York Times, 14 January 2014 | Read Article

Searching for Genetic Screening

I finally find what I’m looking for at Shaare Zedek hospital.
New York Times, 20 January 2014 | Read Article

Addicted to IVF or Addicted to Hope?

How many is too many IVF? Who should we be upset about?
New York Times, 28 January 2014 | Read Article

Help from an Unexpected Stranger

So many things have gone wrong on this journey, once in a while the universe throws you a bone.
New York Times, 04 February 2014 | Read Article

A Place Where No One Asks “Why Have Kids?”

It’s a relief to be in a country where everyone has children.
New York Times, 12 March 2014 | Read Article

She’s Come Undone

It’s not easy being on ten times the medication — with dubious results.
New York Times, 21 April 2014 | Read Article

‘You’ve Done Everything You Can’

One phone call changed everything. And not for the better.
New York Times, 17 June 2014 | Read Article

After I.V.F.: Pregnant, but Still Stuck in the Past

I have PTSD from past miscarriages.
New York Times, 17 March 2015 | Read Article

A Fertility Diary’s Happy Ending: Was It All Worth It?

It’s been a long, treacherous journey, and it was all forgotten in one magic moment. Or was it?
New York Times, 25 August 2015 | Read Article