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Does the Shoe Fit?

Does the Shoe Fit?

After years of trying to have a baby, you are frustrated. You may have tried all of the fertility processes, researched the latest technology and still no go.

Someone not in your shoes might pester, “Why don’t you just adopt?” You may have considered it, but are worried that it will drag on as long as your other attempts. And in the end, you could still be unsuccessful.

There’s no easy way to deal with infertility because it’s definitely not a topic that is brought up socially. That’s why Pamela Tsigdinos, a woman who is infertile but has chosen not to adopt, started her blog Coming2terms.com. Tsigdinos stands tall and writes as the ringleader for all of women who are afraid to publicly acknowledge their situation.

You are not alone—10% of couples admit they are having problems conceiving. Tell us how you deal individuals confronting you about infertility. [New York Times]

Posted: 6/11/08