Friends and family

Do you have a loved one affected by infertility? Connect with others and find ways you can help them through their family building journey and beyond.



  • By caitcait_0925 · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • Hello everyone! New to inspire. I need some advice on a certain matter. My husband and I are starting the process of fertility treatments, and I would like to know if we should send out an email to siblings ...

Surrogates In Toronto & DE IVF

  • By blessedinthemoment1 · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Hello - we have decided to give IVF one more try with DE. At the same time, we are looking for a surrogate in the event it doesnt work. We are seeking a surrogate in Toronto Canada or surrounding area ...

What am I going to do now???

  • By NoBabyMama · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 22 replies
  • Hello Inspire community, My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 10 years. Today I received confirmation that I am indeed pregnant. I'm still in shock /survival mode…are they sure they have ...

Infertility Seminar at UCSD March 27

  • By erinbear · New reply March 10, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • UCSD is having a free fertility seminar on female and male fertility. This was on the website: "Doctors Sanjay Agarwal and Mike Hsieh will discuss the latest discoveries in both male and female fertility ...

*SIGH* with Ments

  • By danimg · New reply January 25, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • So my friend recently announced her second pregnancy over text message to wasn't so much that she announced the pregnancy, but how she announced it. Here is the conversation: Friend: Well apparently ...

empathy vs. sympathy

  • By isabella28 · New reply January 18, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Just saw this short video description of empathy vs. sympathy. It's a great example of the difference. Might be worth sharing with friends and family because it's not directly related to IF, but still ...

A Little Confused - Questions

  • By MME916 · New reply January 16, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Is it bad to be internally frustrated/upset when people tell you "I know how you feel" when they clearly have no idea what it's like to be infertile? I understand that it is supposed to be comforting ...

Searching for help

  • By d_sartore · New reply December 3, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • All We live in Saint Louis, MO. I wonder if there is anyone who is doing an IVF cycle and would like to share it with me. We are very low on our finances and are looking for alternatives. We have been ...

Overweight, PCOS and trying to conceive

  • By bec13 · New reply November 28, 2013
  • 18 replies
  • Hey, its Bec here. 31. Married and ttc for nearly 5 years, overweight( actually classified as obese). Just wondering if there is anyone else out there going through similar problems ...

Have I actually overcome jealousy?

  • By mxmfla · New reply November 20, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • Is it possible that I've turned a corner? I found out a friend is pregnant naturally (after having difficulty) and I didn't break down. I felt calm and truly happy for her. Normally, I totally lose it ...

Anyone in Houston, Texas or State College/Pittsburgh area?

  • By nolesgirl12 · Posted November 11, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Another couple and I are starting a group in these cities to get together for fun, support, getting through the holidays without kids, etc... I've had 8 miscarriages over the past 10 years and she has ...

Needing support

  • By MrsH0514 · New reply November 7, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • Hello, My husband and I are feeling really abandoned by our families in our time of need. Our parents seem very focused on the needs of our siblings as they start their families problem free. We have ...

Finding a sperm donor..

  • By ashleyw89 · New reply August 20, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • I'm 24 years old and on July 11, 2013 I lost my fiance in a car accident. We had a plan of course to get married in 2015 and start a family shortly after. Unfortunately that's not going to happen anymore ...

My Birthday

  • By kel00007 · New reply August 19, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • It was my birthday on Saturday and although I usually love it and look forward to it, I'm noticing as each year passes that I'm TTC they're getting tougher and tougher. I keep thinking how much older ...

To Tell or Not to Tell

  • By ldemp · New reply August 11, 2013
  • 25 replies
  • I've been reading a lot of posts under the topic of family and friends today and I'm a little concerned. It seems as though a lot of people have had many issues with insensitivity and over-involvement ...

how to answer "when are you going to have kids"

  • By irshlprchn · New reply July 29, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • My Husband And I are both 26. we've been married for almost two years. I was diagnosed with PCOS laSt year. I also was diagnosed with Hashimoto syndrome back in 2005. I was just wondering if people have ...

The Grief of Infertility

  • By PamelaJeanne · Posted July 23, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Buried in a recent blog post I found this nugget: "... the best persons to ask about persevering through hard times, living a life with fulfillment and without regret, and learning to love authentically ...

Great quote for friends and family

  • By kellidenise · New reply May 24, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • In deep pain, people don't need logic, advice, encouragement, or even Scripture. They just need you to show up and shut up ...

Is it normal to feel this miserable?

  • By aMiamiRN · New reply May 22, 2013
  • 17 replies
  • My DH & I have been TTC for total of 5yrs and counting, had a mc 3 yrs ago @6weeks, RE diagnosed me w PCOS & DH sperm morphology highly abnormal. My sister in law announced her pregnancy right after i ...


  • By Nattalie · New reply May 14, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others, It is because we are different that each of us is special. Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important, Only you know what is ...

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