Due to the sensitive nature of infertility, asterisks indicate that the bloggers also write about parenting after infertility.
Kymberli Barney (aka JW Moxie) is an 8th Grade English teacher by day and a gangsta nerd superhero by night. For a long time she blogged at I'm a Smart One about her remedial ovaries and how her experiences with infertility motivated her to become a gestational surrogate. After two and a half years of battling infertility due to PCOS, she conceived twins and later two singletons with the help of Clomid. As a way to pay it forward she became a gestational surrogate and delivered a surrobaby in 2007. Since then, she's continued her infertility awareness advocacy at her new blog The Smartness where she's written about her efforts to have a second surrogacy journey, parenting after infertility and the lasting effects of physical and emotional infertility.
Melissa Ford is not shy about talking about her wonky ovaries or the many pairs of stirrups she's worn throughout the years at Stirrup Queens. In the often deeply lonely and alienating journey through infertility challenges, sometimes the most important thing is to know that someone is listening. Melissa's gift, in addition to her incredible writing, is the creation of a thriving adoption/loss/infertility (ALI) community where men and women struggling with these issues can find a safe space to share their innermost thoughts and be supported by people who understand. If you find yourself with your head spinning from all the confusing lingo or struggling not to cry at a friend's baby shower, Stirrup Queens is the perfect place to hunker down and find a home in the complex world of infertility.
The Infertility Voice
If you've ever felt silenced, lost or even shamed as you struggled to gain your bearings in the complicated world of infertility, The Infertility Voice was created for you. This website is a powerhouse of information, resources and the hub of a vibrant community. Keiko Zoll will help you cope in positive, life-affirming ways that will encourage you to find fulfillment, abundance and meaning in your infertility journey.
*Bereaved and Blessed
Finding the strength to go on with life after losing a child is something that words cannot begin to describe. Kathy Benson's blog Bereaved and Blessed is a home away from home for anyone who has dealt with infertility, parenting after infertility, neonatal death and pregnancy after losing a baby. Her touching posts chronicle one family's journey to expand through profound loss, hope and deep abiding love.
Not a Fertile Myrtle
Suzy's friendly Southern charm and open-hearted posts make readers feel right at home on her blog Not a Fertile Myrtle where she talks about "life, love and adding a little owl to our nest." After their attempts to get pregnant, Suzy and her husband Ike discovered that they both were dealing with infertility issues. Not a Fertile Myrtle chronicles their hopeful journey to have a child and asks one of the most painful questions for couples who struggle with infertility, "When is it going to be our turn?"
*A Little Pregnant
Sometimes humor is the best medicine. Julie Robichaux's honest, irreverent and even hilarious blog tells the story of how you can become A Little Pregnant and the many obstacles she faced during her years struggling with infertility. This blogging dynamo is an outstanding storyteller who can find the funny in even the most difficult of circumstances. Visit A Little Pregnant where you are guaranteed to fall in love with Julie and find your place in the amazing and supportive community she has helped to build over the past nine years.
A Fresh Start
After trying unsuccessfully to conceive for 11 years, Pamela Tsigdinos created A Fresh Start to give voice to what it's like to live with infertility in a fertile world. The finality of infertility can be deeply painful and coming to terms with this requires a walk into uncharted territory. Free from societal stigma, A Fresh Start offers a groundbreaking look at the empowering choice to move forward with life after getting off the infertility roller coaster.
Single Infertile Female
When Leah discovered that she had severe endometriosis and was very likely infertile in her mid-20s, she was floored. She had always dreamed of being a mom and her dreams suddenly came to a crashing halt. Seeking IVF treatments brought new challenges as most treatment centers assume that you are part of a married couple. Leah's blog is a peek inside the heart of a beautiful, passionate young woman as she faces an uncertain future as a Single Infertile Female.
*Too Many Fish to Fry
Jessica is the proud stay-at-home mom to twins, after going through three heartbreakingly difficult IVF cycles to become pregnant. During her struggles with infertility, she discovered a lack of understanding in the general public about the complicated world of adoption, loss and infertility. She found that much of the reporting on infertility covers sensationalized extremes which don't accurately represent the lives and experiences of typical infertility patients. Too Many Fish to Fry is working to change that by giving voice to ordinary families struggling with infertility and sharing their stories in her feature Faces of ALI (Adoption, Loss and Infertility).
The Broken Brown Egg
Regina Tiye's personal struggles with infertility led her to create The Broken Brown Egg to spread awareness about African American infertility and reproductive health. As a minority within a minority, Regina knew the loneliness and isolation that can accompany the infertility journey. By sharing her story and advocating for reproductive health and awareness, The Broken Brown Egg has opened an important dialogue of hope for minorities struggling with fertility issues.