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A Fertility Specialist, a Royal Highness, and Me

Published on October 7, 2015 by Wendy Burch

I went out to dinner a couple of weeks ago with the newest member of the SCRC team, Dr. Carolyn Alexander… well actually, we were invited to attend the same dinner. And it wasn’t just any dinner. This one was in honor of a Royal Highness.

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What To Expect When You're (Waiting to Be) Expecting

Published on September 16, 2015 by Wendy Burch

There are hundreds of books and thousands of article on what to expect when you're expecting. The day-to-day developments are detailed and your TO DO list is lengthy. But what about the things you should do if you find yourself in what I call the 'Holding Pattern of Pregnancy'? This is the period when you pay attention to every period. When you put your fertility doctor's number on speed dial and when you are on a first name basis with your pharmacist.

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Coming Up Rainbows

Published on July 22, 2015 by Wendy Burch

These days, the world seems to be filled with rainbows. Colorful arches are everywhere, even brightening my Facebook feed...all because the cloud has been lifted over the debate regarding same-sex marriage. On Friday, June 26th the Supremes (the high court kind) made history by ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states.

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I Love a Parade

Published on June 24, 2015 by Wendy Burch

I love a parade. Always have. Always will. There is just something about the pomp (no matter the circumstance). I can't help but smile when I see streets lined with lawn chairs, properly positioned for the pageantry.

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Is That a Wrinkle or a Twinkle in My Eye?

Published on June 10, 2015 by Wendy Burch

My girlfriend just mailed me her son's high school graduation announcement. She and I are the exact same age. Her kid is going to college. I just enrolled mine in a tummy time class. It got me thinking about how old I will actually be when my son parades in his cap and gown. I gave birth to him just three weeks shy of my 46th birthday. Any way you add it up, I will likely be voted the “Oldest Mom of the Class”.

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Super Supportive Friends

Published on May 20, 2015 by Wendy Burch

I have super supportive friends. In fact, I have super supportive friends who just happen to be supermodels. The super-est of them all is Cheryl Tiegs. Yes, THAT Cheryl Tiegs. The woman who is frequently described as the first American supermodel. She was the cover girl for Sports Illustrated and TIME and every other magazine that mattered. And then there is that iconic "Pink Bikini" poster...which pretty much summed up the 70's.

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How to Baby Yourself on Mother's Day

Published on May 6, 2015 by Wendy Burch

If you are a woman facing infertility...then this Sunday can be one 'mother' of a holiday. My womb aches for you, because I've been there (by there, I mean I've been curled up in the fetal position, under the covers, waiting for Mother's Day to turn into night). Yes. I've gone dark. Complete radio silence. Off the grid until the Hallmark commercials stopped playing.

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Infertility Awareness Week

Published on April 22, 2015 by Wendy Burch

In case you didn't know, this is National Infertility Awareness Week. I kicked it off with a serendipitous conversation with a woman in the parking lot of a Babies-R-Us. We swapped stories about our experience with IVF and egg donors as we each proudly showed off our 3 month olds. My young prince, Brady—named after a quarterback. Her little princess, Fiona, named after, well a princess. And each of our tales ending with the phrase, "and they lived happily ever after."

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Inconceivable

Published on April 15, 2015 by Wendy Burch

It's often inconceivable what people say to someone who is trying to conceive. The most caring friends and family can come up with the most insensitive of statements (and somehow their foot-in-the-mouth disease always seems to coincide with your most hormonal state-of-mind).

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Separation Anxiety

Published on April 1, 2015 by Wendy Burch

I suffer from separation anxiety...and if you are a patient at The Southern California Reproductive Center, I sincerely hope you experience it too.

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