This Is What A Year Of "Trying" Looks Like

For the first two years of marriage, I resented implications that we would immediately become pregnant. I disliked that every time I said, “guess what?” on the phone, I had to immediately follow it up with “I’m not pregnant,” and no matter what my ex…
By Anonymous

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

9 Celebrity Quotes About Endometriosis To Help People Feel Less Alone

When I first got my period, no one told me that it wasn't normal to curl up in a ball for days, throwing up, passing out, and crying from pain. I had no idea that the crippling symptoms I dealt with were anything but ordinary, until one day a doctor …
By Cat Bowen

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

11 Signs You May Be Pregnant (Besides A Positive Pregnancy Test)

Ah, the dreaded two week wait. When you’re trying to conceive, there’s nothing quite like the time between ovulation and your potential period as you’re anxiously excited while constantly on edge, monitoring every single symptom you feel in your body…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

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