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She Told Me Not To Have Kids. Now, She Wants Grandchildren

It had been a gradual process, a gradual conditioning of Taiwo’s mind over a long period of time; from her childhood until she left...

I didn’t birth my twins, but I breastfed them – Adoptive...

This is not an easy story for me to tell, so I recorded and got permission to share. I had met this mom of...

Protected: Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 19: Ammunition!

January 24th, 2013 The answer came to me last night, as Patrick was giving me a shoulder rub after my traumatic day. I had told him...

Dying In Silence – The Taboo Status of Infertility!

When Ijeoma* got married, it was with the understanding (make that conviction), that she would soon get pregnant and have a baby, preferably twins,...

The Emotional Pain of the Phantom Pregnancy!

I can still remember her like it was yesterday. She was (and still is) the wife of a pastor, and was popularly called Iya...

The Case of the “Hot” Womb

Some weeks back, a member of our community had inquired about the phenomenon known as the “hot” womb. However, I was hearing it for...

Coping With The 1st Trimester

  The 1st trimester can be a real mixed bag! You are dealing with the excitement of getting pregnant, but then are alarmed at the...

Protected: Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 18: Hostage

January 22nd, 2013 After the encounter with my ED and Akunna yesterday, I hadn’t been able to get any work done anymore. So, I had...

Is Burping Your Preemie Really That Important?

I remember that burping my premature older twins was such a big deal for me. After every feeding session, I would pat their backs,...

Those Who Swear By Maca!

A lot of women in the developed world are pretty open about their TTC efforts and journeys. I attribute that to that fact that,...

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