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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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The Cake Is A Lie

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You can do everything right, and still end up with less than you hoped for.But who’s to say that isn’t perfectly alright…

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BrokenBrownBelle: “The other side of my infertility” Part 1

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This past week, I was absolutely floored to see a good blog buddy, Jay, over at The 2 Week Wait be heckled on her site because she is currently pregnant.  A reader basically got offended that the site discusses infertility at all, and ranted that Jay should rename it because she is obviously no longer in “the wait”.  This hurt my heart because it adds just one more hurdle for this community.  Infertility is hard enough without adding the fear of success onto the fear of failure.  We need as many voices in this fight as possible, and that includes those of us who’ve made it to the other side.  Isn’t that the goal, anyway?

Followers of The Egg, know that from time to time, one brave sister, Mimi, or BrokenBrownBelle as we call her, submits an entry that chronicles her personal infertility battles.  In this three-part post, she will describe just how it feels to be a pregnant infertile who is finally close to being on that other side.

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Dear Preggo…STFU. Signed, Mgmt.

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I don’t know that pregnant women understand the work that goes into trying to be genuinely happy for them sometimes. We stifle all our feelings and sadness trying to do our best to put on a happy face and think about the bigger picture. Then they go and %$& it…

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The Journey

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This experience has been a sky-dive with a parachute that has a small hole in it. LOL I dip and fall and coast and float and scream, and smile, and yell….but for the amount of women I get to help…I wouldn’t trade it. At all…

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Dear Sherri Shepherd,

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Dear Sherri, I don’t know if you’re aware of how important your humor and honesty is for Black women dealing with infertility, but please, let me enlighten you…