Tag Archive for miscarriage

PODCAST: Choice Mom Stories

Over the years I have talked with many single women about their Choice Mom journeys for the Choice Chat podcast and/or radio show. Here are some of these Choice Mom stories. LORI GOTTLIEB: Settle for Mr. Good Enough? After Choice Mom Lori Gottlieb wrote in Atlantic Monthly that perhaps settling for Mr. Good Enough might have been…

Stacy: Finally, the Birth Story

Some of the long-time members of the Choice Mom discussion board are familiar with Stacy’s journey. Years and years of journey. Heart-breaking yet persistent journey. Back in 2010, she helped women cope with miscarriage, by sharing the story of how she coped with her own. In fact, Stacy suffered through five miscarriages, an emergency hysterectomy,…

We Don’t Call Ourselves CHOICE Moms for Nothing

At 33, Merewyn had already been saving a “baby fund” for some time, as she contemplated becoming a Choice Mom. She had a master’s degree and related certificates in her field, a well-paying job that seemed stable enough, and was told that as a child she was the most stubborn of her mother’s six children.…

Marynell: Saving for adoption

I am a 44-year-old former teacher turned librarian in Tennessee and am now experiencing the most blessed time of my life. In my mid- to late 30’s I researched becoming a mom on my own. I had been divorced for years and had not met anyone with whom I wanted to spend my life, but…

Debating Amniocentesis Risks

On the Choice Mom Over 40 discussion board, a woman was quickly trying to decide whether — with “advanced maternal age” — she should be getting an amniocentesis to check for abnormalities in her new pregnancy, with the understanding that it carries a risk of miscarriage. In the past when this question has been raised,…

Natural Miscarriage: How to Prepare

A woman on the Choice Mom Over 40 discussion board reported that a miscarriage is imminent (her hcg levels were plunging) and her doctor warned her to expect to miscarry within a few days. She turned to the board for emotional support — and also to learn what to expect in terms of physical pain…

Fertility Success Rates for Women Over 40

A newcomer on our Choice Moms Over 40 discussion board did 12 cycles of IUI before her clinic noticed that she had "fallen through the cracks" and suggested she try IVF instead. Unfortunately, this does happen. When women find their ChoiceMoms.org peers, it becomes easier to learn what to ask doctors in order to achieve motherhood.