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Infertility Blogs

There are so many good ones "out there", but these are some of the best. I always include information about where the bloggers are in the infertility process for those of you that need to be self protective, which, as most of you know, I strongly encourage. Please let me know via my contact page of any other blogs you think are beyond the average and reaching towards great.


 

Where to Start

General Infertility Blogs

Miscarriage/Pregnancy Loss Blogs

Male Factor Infertility Blogs

Donor Egg Blogs

Donor Sperm Blogs

Donor Conceived Person Blogs

Embryo Donation/Adoption Blogs

Surrogacy Blogs

Single Parent Blogs

Older Parent Blogs

Child Free Blogs


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General Infertility Blogs

  • Stirrup Queens has got to be the guru of all infertility blogs. I would love it for its name alone, but fortunately, she has much, much more to offer. If you are wondering where she is on the fertility journey, she has young twins conceived through IUI with injectibles, and is in and out of treatment for a third kiddo. This site is more than just a blog—it is the go-to place to get information and support for infertility. Don't miss this one.
  • Stirrup Queen's List of Blogs (Perhaps better known as "Stirrup Queen's Completely Anal List of Blogs That Proves That She Really Missed Her Calling as a Personal Organizer“). This is the mother of all blogrolls. Every blog on infertility and adoption ever created, or just about, is listed on this magnificent collection of blogs. The blogroll is actually searchable, meaning, there is a custom search engine that searches only the blogs on the blogroll. This is a very useful tool.

  • Fertility Authority has dozens of bloggers that write about many issues facing people who are stuggling with infertility. This is a good place to go for a wide variety of experiences and perspectives.
  • inConceivable- This is one of the best and most detailed accounts of one couples IVF journey. She documents it all and includes pictures. Spoiler alert: They are now the parents of twin girls.
  • A Little Pregnant has got to be one of the best. Julie has a pre-schooler and a newborn and has gone through the whole nine yards, from multiple rounds of IVF, to ectopic pregnancy, to premature birth. She's also very funny. Yes, her language is not exactly pristine, but she explains it best. In answer to why she swears she replies: "My mother always told me that using foul language betrayed a lack of imagination and poor verbal skills. But you try having your uterus filled with glow-in-the-dark dye and then we'll discuss what kind of language seems appropriate."
  • Hope-Filled Focus- This blog is deeply spiritual, and is meant to be inspirational to those suffering from infertility. It is written by a mother of three who faced fertility issues as a young woman.
  • Don't Count Your Eggs- This blog is written by a woman who has been trying to conceive for three years. In addition to writing, she and her husband have also been documenting their journey with video. They have also interviewed other couples who have used adoption, egg donation, and surrogacy to build their family. This is a great resource.
  • The Hardest Quest will help you feel less alone. They have male factor infertility caused by a vasectomy that refused to be reversed. After six years of trying to conceive, they had a daughter in 2009. Now they are trying for a second child.

  • Baby Maybe- Written by a woman in the UK, this blog documents her struggle with unexplained infertiliy and the IVF process.
  • The Maniscalco Journey- Blog of a woman who has started undergoing fertility treatments. She writes very poignantly about the process.
  • Tracy Morris writes How to Make a Family, which is about the industry of infertility. It is a real eye opener and worth the read. Her writing is smooth and fun.

  • Raspberry Truffles- Written by a woman in her early 40s who is trying natural cycle IVF to conceive a child. She is currently on her third round of treatments.
  • An Uppercasewoman's self description just about says it all: The rantings of a foul-mouthed liberal, feminist, fat, recovering alcoholic, mother, wife, woman and writer. If you are easily offended by the F word or politics, don't tune in; if not, enjoy. She lost twin sons in 2004 and now has a daughter born in 2006. She blogs about life, but also about grief, which is, after all, a part of life and an unfortunate part of infertility.

  • Twin Peas- Kelly Damron is a mom to IVF twins and she blogs about infertility, premature birth, and raising twins. I interviewed her on the Creating a Family radio show on the topic of reducing the number of multiple births with Assisted Reproductive Technology.

  • Parenthood For Me is a blog written by a mom who underwent IVF treatment unsuccessfully and then decided to adopt. Her blog provides support to those undergoing infertility treatments and/or adoption.
  • The Fertility Blogs: An interactive infertility community for support, information and creating your own free blog.
  • Busted Plumbing- This has beome one of my favorties! This gal can write! She funny, sharp, and so totally gets infertility. After five years of trying to conceive, she had a son in 2010.
  • Our Misconception- Written by a couple who have been trying for five years to conceive. Due to a likely hysterectomy, they are trying one last time to conceive before moving on to domestic adoption.
  • Stealing Baby Kisses- Smart, poignant, and at times funny. Young woman with IF. Had a child using IVF in 2010, and is trying for a second.
  • Hopefully Yours, Connie- Written by an adoption therapist and author of a book on infertility who has also experienced infertility. This is one wise lady!
  • Infertile Myrtle- Woman in early thirties who has been trying to conceive for over ten years. So far, no luck, but she writes about her struggle and life in general quite well.
  • Sunny Day Today Mama- An IVF momma trying for a second child.
  • The 2 Week Wait- Woman who had a child after her third IVF. Very funny.
  • What the Blog?- She's funny, and she can write the socks off you. After struggling with PCOS and infertility, she gave birth to triplets in 2010.

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Miscarriage/Pregnancy Loss Blogs

  • The Lewis Note- Mother of two- one biological, and one that is being adopted through foster care. She suffers from secondary infertility and recurrent early miscarriage. She is currently going through the process of getting tested to figure out the cause.
  • Miscarriages To Miracles- This blog is written by a woman who is beginning her second round of IVF with PGD after an unsuccessful prior attempt and repeated miscarriages. She shares her story to help couples who are in similar situations.
  • Stork Stalking- Written by a single woman pursuing surrogacy after trying to conceive using IUI. She suffered from 3 late first-trimester pregnancy losses, and has a section on her website dedicated to the science of infertility.
  • MiscarriageHelp.com- This blog is a place for women to share their feelings and receive support after pregnancy loss.
  • Angel Hearts Forever- This woman writes very openly about her struggles with infertility and 4 pregnancy losses, including one in the second trimester. She has two living children, and discusses pregnancy after loss as well.
  • This is More Personal- Jen is 32, and is now pursuing domestic adoption about several failed IUIs, IVF, and miscarriage. She writes honestly about the struggle.

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Male Factor Infertility Blogs

  • One Man's Battle with Male Infertility- The author of this blog has made it his goal "to make the world aware that men have emotions when it comes to infertility." He currently in the process of discussing fertility options and adoption with his wife.
  • A Few Pieces Missing From Normalcy- This blog is written by a man with male factor infertility. He and his wife are now considering adoption.
  • The Great Big IF- Male Factor Infertilty. 2 miscarriages. 1 baby through IVF/ICSI. Trying for #2. Considering donor egg and adoption.
  • Hope To Be Daddy: A Guy's Infertility Voice- One man's running journal and history with infertility issues (battling male factor infertility and endometriosis). He and his wife are expecting their first child.
  • Three is a Magic Number- Male Factor Infertility. Successful IVF/ICSI cycle, and had child in Dec. 2010. Fun to read.
  • DI Dad- Father with male factor infertility who had two children using donor sperm.

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Donor Egg Blogs


Our list of Donor Egg blogs is one our Egg Donation page.


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Donor Sperm Blogs


Our Sperm Donation page has several blogs of people who have used donor sperm.


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Donor Conceived Person Blogs

  • Child of a Stranger- Story of an donor conceived adult woman searching for her anonymous sperm donor father.
  • Confessions of a Cryokid- Donor conceived adult searching for her biological father.
  • Donated Generation- Donor conceived person (now a father) discussing donor conception practices and searching for his biological family.

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Embryo Donation/Adoption Blogs


Our list of Embryo Donation/Adoption blogs is here.


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Surrogacy Blogs

  • Journey to Myles & Beyond to Surrogacy- Mom to twin boys born via surrogacy. 1st son she carried was born prematurely and died shortly after birth.
  • No Oven for the Bun- Woman without a uterus is gearing up for her third try with a surrogate using her own eggs.
  • Stork Stalking- Written by a single woman pursuing surrogacy after trying to conceive using IUI. She suffered from 3 late first-trimester pregnancy losses.
  • The ART of Being Infertile- Mom to a baby born via surrogate and donor egg. Well written and I love how she mixes in art with her writing.
  • Waiting in Sunshine- Mother to twins after 11 IVF cycles, donor egg, and surrogacy.

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Single Parent Blogs

  • The Riveting Mama- Woman trying to become a single mother using donor sperm. Not pregnant yet.
  • Making My Family Single mother to a boy via IUI and donor sperm.
  • A Planned Life- Single mother to a boy using IUI and donor sperm.
  • The Business of Baby- Single woman pregnant with first child after using FET.
  • Singular Desire-Single woman in her 40s trying to conceive using fertility treatments.
  • Me... Plus One- Single mother to a daughter conceived using IUI.
  • OMG There's 3- Single mother to two-year-old triplets through fertility treatment
  • Me, Myself, and Twins- Single mother to twins via embryo donation. The children have an open relationship with their donors.

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Older Parent Blogs


For more blogs about older parenthood, check out Creating a Family's older parent through adoption blogroll.

  • The Dancing Egg- This blog is written about a woman who underwent IVF with donor eggs in her mid-fourties. She now has a son.
  • Wisermom- A mother twins through IVF who got pregnant in her late thirties. She blogs about being a mother in her 40s.
  • Mothering in the Middle- Curated from a wide range of authors, this blog looks at motherhood after 40 though IVF, surrogacy, and other ways to build a family.
  • Grayhairedmom- Written by a first-time mom at age 51, who used IVF with donor egg to get pregnant.
  • While not exclusive to infertility, A Child After 40 has a lot of information about becoming a mother in midlife, including through fertility treatments.
  • Antique Mommy- This blog is written by a wooman who suffered through infertility before having her son at age 44.

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Child Free Blogs

  • KCB in Progress- Unexpectedly child free woman.
  • Life Without Baby- Childless-not-by-choice woman who decided to create a fulfilling life without children.
  • Mrs. Spit- Child free after losing a premature baby.
  • Sonja Lewis- American expat living in London who writes on child free issues.
  • The Next 15000 Days- Woman who decided to stop all infertility treatments.

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