Journey to Baby on SHAPE.com

Hi friends. I’m jumping on here this morning to tell you about a piece I wrote for SHAPE.com. It’s  about our journey to baby. We learned a lot along the way and couldn’t be more grateful for where we are today. The article on SHAPE.com is the most personal piece I’ve ever written and my first essay that’s ever been published. #cuepanicattack

Part of me wants to pretend I didn’t write it and let it go as unnoticed as possible. Considering the fact that it’s already received a whole bunch of shares, I guess that’s not going to happen.

The truth is, as a writer, I feel a certain responsibility to share what I’ve learned with the hope that it could make a difference for someone else. Of course, everyone’s experience is completely different and most women will never face some of the challenges that I did. Still, the statistics show I’m not alone.

So while I’m pretty nervous about strangers, friends, and relatives (eek!) reading about this uberpersonal stuff (and talking about things like menstrual cycles and mittelschmerz…) if it helps or informs one person then to me it’s worth it.

Check it out on SHAPE.com if you desire. And stay tuned for my first trimester recap coming soon!

3 thoughts on “Journey to Baby on SHAPE.com

  1. Bethany Tab

    paige, thanks so much for sharing this! I had a lot of the same thought processes around the pill when we were trying to get pregnant. You may already know this, but if you don’t, there’s a book called Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler, and it’s all about how to either prevent or achieve pregnancy without using hormonal birth control. It’s like my fertility bible. I highly recommend!

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    1. Paige Greenfield Post author

      Thanks Bethany! Yes, have it, read it cover to cover. It’s actually because of the info I gleaned from TCOYF that I knew things weren’t happening like they should and sought out help from my doctor (whom I still believe was too quick to treat, but that’s another story!) I always recommend it to friends who are TTC!

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