Kara talking about MRKH

January 30, 2011 at 3:13 pm (Thoughts of our MRKH Sisters.)

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Worth a read.

January 26, 2011 at 11:27 am (Books/Novels about MRKH and Related Conditions)

A book called Middlesex (by Jeffery Eugenides) was suggested as a good read on the MRKH-grrls support group. This is not specific to MRKH but offers an interesting perspective of an intersexed individual. Apparently, HBO is going to be making a TV show based on this book which makes reading the book all the more worthwhile!

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Something to watch.

January 24, 2011 at 10:03 pm (Housekeeping: General blog info, Media, When you become a "we" : Information for couples coping with fertility issues.)

Hi ladies,

I just watched this amazing movie called Mother and Child. It’s all about a 50-year-old woman, the daughter she gave up for adoption 35 years ago, and an African American woman looking to adopt a child of her own. It’s really worth watching – I felt like I could relate in a lot of ways. It definitely made me emotional so just a heads up!

Below is the trailer:

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5. Our Expectations

January 22, 2011 at 10:21 pm (With lives like ours: FAQ and Discussion Section)

For those ladies who have sought counselling to help deal with MRKH/related issues, what were your expectations from the counsellor/therapist?

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A Personal View of MRKH.

January 20, 2011 at 12:12 am (Cross Cultural Perspective of MRKH., Thoughts of our MRKH Sisters.)

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999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility!

January 19, 2011 at 10:29 pm (Forums, Private Groups and Websites!, Other MRKH Blogs)

This puts a positive spin on infertility in general. Check it out:

http://www.999reasonstolaugh.com/

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Infertility Education through Cartoon Vids

January 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm (Gender, Culture and Female Sexuality., When you become a "we" : Information for couples coping with fertility issues.)

These series of videos are produced by the Malpani Infertility Clinic to illustrate the types of infertile couples. Thanks Annie (of http://www.mrkhstories.com/) to bringing these vids to my attention!!!

“The Smugs”:

http://www.youtube.com/user/aniruddhamalpani#p/u/8/M3SFEw4inb4

“The Nosey Parkers”:

http://www.youtube.com/user/aniruddhamalpani#p/u/10/cXnPpfhZimo

“The Worry Worts”:

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Infertility Education through Cartoon Vids.

January 6, 2011 at 11:16 am (Gender, Culture and Female Sexuality., When you become a "we" : Information for couples coping with fertility issues.)

One of the lovely ladies at askaboutmrkh brought this series of cartoon videos to our attention. I think it is a fun way to look at infertility and though it is somewhat tongue-in-cheek, we can all come away with something. Here is the first one!

http://www.youtube.com/user/aniruddhamalpani#p/u/14/EUsrUR7o3aQ

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A More Personal Look at Infertility.

January 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm (When you become a "we" : Information for couples coping with fertility issues.)

This was a really touching video clip which I wanted to share with you all!

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One Big Fat Question Mark.

January 5, 2011 at 12:01 am (Just wondering...)

This is kind of a continuation of my reflection on the whole getting-married-and-having-kids thing. I guess we can all agree that the natural progression in life means that following education, we “settle down” in our twenties and thirties – after all haven’t we got the partying of our late teens/early twenties out of our systems? Just recently, I feel like this theme has resurfaced in my life. For example, a friend of mine just got engaged over the Christmas holidays to her long term boyfriend. Also, right before I found out the good news, I had lunch with some old friends of mine – just to catch up. Again, two are engaged, one soon to be and two married. So, once again, I sat through a lunch dominated by wedding conversation. You know, the usual, engagement photos, the cost of gowns and flowers, the bridesmaids dresses etc., etc. It was the whole nine yards – wedding magazines being tossed around, engagement photos being whipped out etc. I found myself sitting awkardly with my single friends, only half-listening with glazed expressions on our faces. Don’t get me wrong, I am really, really happy for them! My soon-to-be married friend is positively glowing in anticipation. It is almost like she has waited for this moment her whole life! I guess my whole purpose here is to talk out my own thought process because I am constantly questioning whether I fit in society’s mould. In this instance, I do not think I do. Whether this has to do with biology or not, I am not quite sure.

I know if I really wanted to, B would love to marry and settle down however, something is really holding me back. But what? Why do I not feel like I am on the same page as everyone else? Where do they find their certainty? That is what I really want to find out. A friend of mine laughed when I confessed my doubts, joking that our early-/mid-twenties are for our friends to get engaged and our late twenties are when we see them all get divorced. True or not, I think of this quite a bit.

I am not sure if MRKH is what is holding me back or maybe causing me to consider things more closely than other people. Maybe I am afraid to face the questions that would come next? You know, the ones about when we would have kids and really start the family. I cannot say for sure but either way, the real question is, will I ever be sure what path is the right one for me? This is the one big fat question mark in my life right now…

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