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Congenital CMV: One Virus, Many Possible Outcomes

Ninety-one percent of women and expecting mothers do not know about Cytomegalovirus (CMV), yet it is the most common congenital viral infection in the United States. I was one who had never even heard the term “CMV” before meeting my sweet nephew, Emmit. Cytomegalovirus (pronounced sy·toe·MEG·a·low·vy·rus), often shortened to CMV, is a member of the […]

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My Favorite Gender Reveal

You buy a test. You pee on the stick. Wait, for what feels like the longest 2 minutes ever. Then you see those two little lines. You’re pregnant! And then enter all the emotions. If your brain is at all like mine, after you see that positive pregnancy test a thousand thoughts and questions fly […]

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I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Infertile

The title of this blog post is a bit of a misnomer, really. Technically, I’m still infertile, even though I’ve given birth to the greatest kid ever. I still have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). I still bear the fresh wounds of miscarriages and failed fertility treatments. And someday I’ll have to face all those demons again […]

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