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There are few experiences during this infertility thing where you feel empowered.  The moments are few and far between, and you will find that when you get them, you will begin to savor them and never want them to end.  The Fertility For Colored Girls‘ 2nd Annual “Hats, Heels, and Hankies Tea”, was one of those experiences.

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Pebbles & Mustard Seeds

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Because if I haven’t learned in this infertility battle, I’ve learned that NOTHING on this journey can be simple for me. NOTHING. But not simple, can still be okay…

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Dear Braxton Sisters…

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The season finale of Braxton Family Values opened with a fertility discussion for Tamar and Vince. The result was a hopeful and honest look at the discussion of fertility issues in a close-knit family. An important discussion and visual representation worthy of note…

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Fear and Loathing

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His name was Trayvon Martin.

And he could very well have been the son I’m trying for.

And that scares me.

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BrokenBrownBelle: “The other side of my infertility” Part 2

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I thought the entire time, I would get pregnant and that this would all be over. No one warned me that this is not a fight for the weak and that it lasts a lifetime. I was never this tough.

If I knew then, what I know now, I might have never started this fight.  My story is just what I described in previous posts, and to be honest I’d spent too much money to quit. After breaking my flexible spending account in February of 2011, like a bad gambling habit I was too far gone. The former me could never inject herself in the stomach with anything, and would never have paid that much for an injection of anything.

Looking at my bank account and knowing I was down to my last $500 for this cause basically made me turn everything over to my faith.