Month: August 2015

Failing at Breastfeeding a Second Time Around

This is a piece written for us by a member of the infertility, loss, and adoption community on Twitter. When I had my eldest in 2009, I hadn’t really made a decision on whether to breastfeed. I certainly hadn’t prepared or read up about it and, to all intents and purposes, I had prepared beforehand by buying […]

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“Beat Infertility” Podcast: Donor Eggs

The Beat Infertility podcast is a weekly series hosted by Heather Huhman. She interviews people about their infertility journey. A single episode features two main interviews: one with someone who is pregnant or has a child, and one with someone still on their infertility journey. Last week, Heather interviewed Lauren, one of the RU editors, […]

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Am I An Impostor?

This post comes to us from the author of the blog, My Perfect Breakdown. In the last year, I’ve moved out of the world of recurrent pregnancy loss. Evidently 5 losses and learning that the chances of a successful pregnancy are not in our favour was our end point. My husband and I, we’ve moved on […]

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Reclaiming Myself

This is a piece written for us by a member of the infertility, loss, and adoption community on Twitter. Please remember that this is my own fitness journey and that any exercise regime you start should be only in agreement with your doctor—and only after your six-week check-up when your doctor has given you the […]

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Lifting the Clouds

This is a piece written for us by Someday Mama, a member of the infertility, loss, and adoption community. Infertility was a dark cloud that touched every corner of my life. It was always with me and affected everything I did and sadly soured many of my relationships. And until that cloud was lifted, I […]

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Solids, Purees and Weaning, Oh my!

The current WHO (World Health Organisation) guidelines recommend that full term babies are breastfed up until the six month mark for them to achieve optimal health, development and growth. Whatever your feeding choice, formula or breast milk, unless your doctor has advised otherwise (such as in the case of premature babies), please do not start […]

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Selfish

Becoming a mother after miscarriage has made me a very selfish person. When my son was first born, and in the days and weeks that followed, I wanted to be the one to hold him. To snuggle him. To love him. Even when I craved adult interaction and had a desire to show him off […]

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Do What is Best For You

This is a piece written for us by a member of the infertility, loss, and adoption community on Twitter. After years of trying, our IVF daughter finally joined us. Before having her, I had always expected to breastfeed. I bought nursing bras, tops and a breast pump while pregnant—ready for her arrival. I’d seen some […]

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Hope to Feed

This is a piece written for us by a member of the infertility, loss, and adoption community on Twitter. Before my husband and I embarked on our gestational surrogacy path, I had read about ‘adoptive breastfeeding’. I was amazed and excited that it was even possible! That women, who hadn’t birthed their child, could still […]

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My Nursling, Come and Gone.

This is a piece written for us by a member of the infertility, loss, and adoption community on Twitter. Wide, sleepy eyes gazing up at me. Chubby little baby fingers absentmindedly grasping my hand. Her warm body nestling against mine. My heart bursting at the seams with gratitude and affection. Watching her drift soundly off […]

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