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Cheryl Miller

Former New Atlantis blogger Cheryl Miller is a writer living in Washington, D.C. A 2007 Phillips Foundation Journalism Fellow, she is also the editor of Doublethink magazine. She can be reached at cmiller [at] thenewatlantis [dot] com.
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 Donated Generation” (Summer 2008)

 Blogging Infertility” (Winter 2008)

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From our Winter 2008 issue


Cheryl Miller discusses her new article about infertility patients who have turned to blogs for medical advice and emotional support.

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Monday, May 5, 2008

"Having sex to get pregnant -- how last season!" 

Somehow, I missed this, but South African blogger Tertia Albertyn (mentioned in my article, "Blogging Infertility") has advice on how to stay sane while trying to conceive:

Know that IVF is nothing to be embarrassed about.
In fact my husband and I are actually damn proud that we did IVF. It shows our strength and determination to reach our goal. I mean, really, having sex to get pregnant--how last season! And don't be embarrassed about how many IVFs you've done. Who cares?! Some people might think you are obsessive (so what?) or that you don't know when to stop. Wrong. You might not know exactly when you will stop, but you know it is not with this IVF. You do as many as you want to do. If you only want to do one, that's your choice.

posted by Cheryl Miller | 5:02 pm
File As: Assisted Reproductive Technologies, In Vitro Fertilization