Check me out on Salon.com today!

My essay, “Fertility Envy,” is live on Salon.com today.

You can find it here.

Thanks for reading!

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7 Comments

  1. Ann Brode

    good article?raw, honest, and compelling?.it personally made me sad to think of my darling Susie in such turmoil. But, I think what you were saying was ?life can be tough and challenge us at our very core?. Always remember: You have the love of many, many people holding you and loving you.

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  2. lisarosenman

    Susie, that was lovely. Glad you shared all that.

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  3. Gretchen Ann Everhart

    Susie, Thank you for sharing. The fertility issues that many of us face are generally not talked about. While I have been lucky with IVF, it was a hard journey with few people to talk to about it.

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    • Susie Meserve

      Thank you so much, Gretchen. It’s really nice to hear from you after all these years!

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  4. Shannon

    Susie- this article nailed my experience right now -down to a precious single boy around the same age. As I sit here bawling and absorbing your words and feelings, I’m processing how not alone I am, but feel. Thank you for this. Truly. You clearly articulated the tumultuous feelings of secondary infertility. I suffered through a kale/berry shake this morning for the first time hoping to crack the code myself yet again. My intelligence and reasoning is at odds with my hope as I slowly spiral into a free fall of giving up. Then my son will off handedly mention his imaginary brother and sister (even has names for them) and I snap back and hope he is clairvoyant. Thank you for this article.

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    • Susie Meserve

      Oh wow, Shannon, thank you for this comment. I’m mulling that phrase “secondary infertility” and wishing you all the very best (and, I hope, some good news for us both).

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