5 women trying to conceive, 5 very different stories unfolding.

Month 1: The Hardest Thing About Miscarrying Is Having To Wait Before You Can Try Again

Part of a special exploration of fertility and reproduction from Romper & Radiolab. Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end…
By Alyssa Himmel

Month 2: What They Don't Tell You About Miscarrying

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Alyssa Himmel

Month 3: I Can’t Help Feeling Jealous Of My BFF Who Just Announced Her Pregnancy

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Alyssa Himmel

Month 4: Oh, I'm Sorry, Is My Infertility STRESSING YOU OUT, Hubs?

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Alyssa Himmel

Month 5: I Did Everything Right, But I'm Not Pregnant

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Alyssa Himmel

Month 6: Thanks To Zika, We're Putting Off Trying This Month

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Alyssa Himmel

Month 7: I Tried Digital Ovulation Tests, & All I Got Was This UTI

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Alyssa Himmel

Month 8: Second-Guessing A Positive Pregnancy Test

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Alyssa Himmel

Month 9: When You Announce A Pregnancy After Miscarrying, There Is No Good Time To Do It

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Alyssa Himmel

Month 1: I'm Trying To Get Pregnant With A Second Child, & Getting Creative With My Methods

Part of a special exploration of fertility and reproduction from Romper & Radiolab. Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end…
By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Month 2: I'm TTC A Second Child, & The Force To Waste Pregnancy Tests Is Strong With Me

Part of a special exploration of fertility and reproduction from Romper & Radiolab. Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end…
By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Month 3: My Second Pregnancy Was So Badly Wanted, But It's Debilitating

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Month 4: After The Pregnancy High, A Dip Into Depression

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Month 5: Can We Talk About FOMO During Pregnancy?

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Month 6: After Perinatal Depression, Feeling Ungrateful

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Month 7: I Don't Like Being In My Pregnant Body — It Makes Me Anxious

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Month 8: My Baby Is Measuring Small, & These Are Not Little Worries

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Month 9: Worrying About Birth Complications Before They're Even Born

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Month 1: I Have Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, & Being Able To Get Pregnant Is More Complicated Than You Think

Part of a special exploration of fertility and reproduction from Romper & Radiolab. Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end…
By Jackie Noblett

Month 2: Obviously, I Know You Have To Have Sex To Get Pregnant, But...

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Jackie Noblett

Month 3: Syncing My Unpredictable Cycle With My Marriage And My HA Is Basically Impossible

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Jackie Noblett

Month 4: You Can't Trick Your Body Into Thinking It's Fertile When You Have HA

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Jackie Noblett

Month 5: Hoping To Get Pregnant After Going Pedal To Metal On Your Body With Exercise

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Jackie Noblett

Month 6: When IUI — The Turkey Baster — Is The Best Option For A Complicated Situation

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Jackie Noblett

Month 7: For Injectables, The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Jackie Noblett

Month 8: To Stimulate Ovulation: Pinch, Insert, Release, Inject, Remove.

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Jackie Noblett

Month 9: Just Me, My Husband, The Fertility Doctor, & A Giant Syringe

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Jackie Noblett

Month 1: I Gained A Newborn, Lost A Pregnancy, & Almost Lost My Wife... All In 2 Weeks

Part of a special exploration of fertility and reproduction from Romper & Radiolab. Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end…
By Dese'Rae L. Stage

Month 2: When Your Wife Almost Dies, Do You Still Want To Try For Another Baby?

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Dese'Rae L. Stage

Month 3: You Want To Have A Baby, But What Do The Blood Tests & Background Checks Say?

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Dese'Rae L. Stage

Month 4: Trying For A Baby In A Homophobic Country

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Dese'Rae L. Stage

Month 5: It's Almost As Though Our Bodies Know The Emotional Stakes

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Dese'Rae L. Stage

Month 6: Watching Hcg, Hoping For A Yolk Sac, Hoping For A Heartbeat — The Milestones We Take For Granted

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Dese'Rae L. Stage

Month 7: Pregnancy Nightmares That Remind Me I Haven't Escaped Infertility Unscathed

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Dese'Rae L. Stage

Month 8: Pregnancy Sucks, No Matter How Badly I Wanted It

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Dese'Rae L. Stage

Month 9: When You're Pregnant, The Depression Isn't Yours Alone

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Dese'Rae L. Stage

Month 1: I'm Trying To Conceive With PCOS, & Haven't Had A Period Since 2017

Part of a special exploration of fertility and reproduction from Romper & Radiolab. Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end…
By Jessie Glockling

Month 2: I *Know* That This Time I'm Pregnant, Until It Becomes Medically Impossible

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Jessie Glockling

Month 3: I Unfriended Someone Over Their Pregnancy Announcement

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Jessie Glockling

Month 4: When Fertility Drugs Can Help, But You Wish You Didn't Need Them

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Jessie Glockling

Month 5: Most Women Dread The Two-Week Wait, But For Me It's Full Of Hope

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Jessie Glockling

Month 6: I'm TTC And Everything Isn't Fine, But That's Okay

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Jessie Glockling

Month 7: My Husband Deals With Our Infertility Differently

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Jessie Glockling

Month 8: When The Trigger Shot Makes Trying To Conceive Somehow Worse

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Jessie Glockling

Month 9: You Don't Have Forever To Get Pregnant When Those You Love Are Sick

Romper's Trying project follows five women with very different stories through a year of trying to conceive. Where discussions about fertility often focus on the end goal, they'll document what it's like emotionally, physically, and spiritually…
By Jessie Glockling