Infertility

September 29, 2021 09:33 AM MDT
Hannah’s story represents the feelings of many couples in our own day who suffer similar concerns.
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March 11, 2021 01:00 PM MST
Editor’s Note: Shelly Johnson-Choong is a social worker and therapist who specializes in helping women who experience infertility. She has also experienced infertility in her own life. In the following letter, she shares some of her personal experiences on this topic and gives insight on how to cope when unable to bear children.
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September 01, 2020 08:07 PM MDT
Although having children had never been a priority for her, Carena Kastello was devastated when she was faced with infertility. Becoming angry and resentful, Kastello felt like she couldn’t fulfill her duty as mother as was discussed in “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.”
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May 28, 2019 06:15 PM MDT
My most painful experiences so far in mortality are centered around the struggle to grow my family. All the feelings rush in when I think about it—images of the horrific testing with hopeless results, the battle to fit in at family and church gatherings, burying the dream of feeling a baby grow inside me and the nightmare of adoptions that didn’t work out.
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May 08, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
When most people think of Mother’s Day, they think of cards and flowers and declarations of gratitude. But, for a large population of women, Mother’s Day can be a day of discouragement.
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September 29, 2018 02:47 PM MDT
Twenty-two years ago I lost a baby that I had carried through the sixth month of pregnancy. This was a long-awaited baby for whom my husband, three young children, and I had prayed earnestly.
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September 03, 2018 11:37 AM MDT
Despite whatever heartaches and trials we face, we can find comfort and personalized answers through the scriptures.
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By  LDS Living
July 31, 2018 08:06 PM MDT
After Alo Moli shared the story of how he and his wife, Ashley, overcame the heartbreak of infertility by adopting six foster siblings, four of whom have special needs, theirtouching story and testimonies went viral.
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By  LDS Living
July 13, 2018 04:13 PM MDT
Infertility is a hard subject for couples in the Church, where the family is the focus. It can cause tremendous stress in a marriage, pain, and questioning. Recently, Alo Moli shared his story on Twitter about his family's struggle with infertility and faith. The following story has been edited for length and clarity.
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April 25, 2018 05:22 PM MDT
“I feel very grateful for my experience with infertility and with fertility," LDS artist Caitlin Connolly says. "My chapter of infertility was both difficult and very refining, and it prepared me for motherhood in a way that was very important and necessary for me.”
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April 11, 2018 01:28 PM MDT
The Mormon Women Project recently published a podcast with Julie Bradshaw Grygla. Julie didn't always want to be a mother, but now she has six kids all under the age of five. When Julie's triplet boys were just five months old, she found out she was pregnant with twins. Just four months after her twins were born, God told her she'd be having one more. Julie shares what it's like, how she got here, and how she relies on God and the Spirit to get through this crazy adventure. You can listen to the podcast here or read the whole story here. We've included a sneak peek below.
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By  LDS Living
November 27, 2017 07:01 PM MST
Mormon couple and YouTubers Ellie and Jared know what it feels like to be heartbroken.
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September 22, 2017 01:13 PM MDT
"I still have my moments where I feel bitter and I feel frustrated that this is a part of my life, but when I remind myself to bring the Savior back into it and put my trust in Him, I am always given that peace," Monica shares in a beautiful new Mormon Channel video that shares the story of her struggles with infertility and loss.
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By  LDS Living
September 13, 2017 01:38 PM MDT
Ellie and Jared are a couple of regular Mormons. They're married with two kids, but what isn't so typical about them is they document their daily life and share it on YouTube.
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August 29, 2017 02:16 PM MDT
After struggling with infertility, LDS mom Lizzie McGee became the first woman to become pregnant using a "fertility Fitbit."
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August 22, 2017 05:38 PM MDT
After four rounds of in vitro fertilization and five years of struggling to get pregnant, Josh and Cara Barnett experienced their own miracle. A family reached out to them, offering to give them their remaining frozen embryos from IVF treatments. On Facebook, the family posted,"Each pregnancy of Cara's has been a miracle. This pregnancy is truly unique!!!"
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May 11, 2017 05:47 PM MDT
"By the grace of God and through science, I now have these five little miracles. And I feel like this gratitude undergirds my real philosophy on mothering, like the fact that I am here, and I have such gratitude to the Lord for blessing me with these children,” Natalie Kjelstrom says.
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April 27, 2017 01:06 PM MDT
I have sat in Relief Society, looking around at the sisters, certain that none of them knew how I felt. I was sure that they had no clue what it was like to feel the deep sorrow and grief caused by infertility. To others, my body looks fine and they would never suspect that inside, my soul is bruised, tender, and aching.
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April 15, 2017 03:00 PM MDT
Hope and infertility. Two words that don’t always go together in this world. But, for one couple, hope came at the end of a long struggle with the dark cloud of infertility. And for them, it brought with it peace and a strengthened testimony of Jesus Christ and the hope He gives to all who seek it. It was the kind of hope that gave Sally and Ryan Paskins new life, literally and figuratively.
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December 06, 2016 02:17 PM MST
"The financial part of in vitro is actually the place where people stop," Jared Mecham told KSL. "It is expensive and we hope that just by doing something like this, that we'll be able to change someone's life."
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Fun
May 11, 2016 04:33 PM MDT
Recently, Today featured an LDS couple, Whitney and Spencer Blake, who have been able to find a bit of humor in their heartbreak. After seven years of infertility, they decided to create fun "infertility announcements," just like the baby announcements you see so regularly on Facebook and Instagram.
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June 20, 2014 02:53 PM MDT
I believe that generally people don’t mean to be unkind, to say hurtful things, or to offend. I believe they say these things through lack of understanding, not being in the situation before, or being uneducated with all things infertility/childless. Should we not be sensitive to them?
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