Faith and Religion

The Challenges of Becoming a Single Mother by Choice in Traditional Chinese Society.

By |April 8th, 2016|

I live in Shenzhen, a big city nearby Hongkong, I am 41 and diagnosed as adenomyosis. My doctor said the chances of having a baby in natural way are very low, but I don’t want to give up of having my own baby. Unfortunately, I don’t have partner now, so I told my family that […]

Infertility at Passover: A Jewish Perspective

By |February 19th, 2015|

Passover is one of my favorite holidays, second only to Thanksgiving. They’re both about food, family, and rich with tradition. Passover is not an easy holiday for the infertile Jew; so much emphasis is placed on children and fertility that it feels like there are little landmines left around the seder plate and hidden […]

Infertility in Biblical Judaism: A Look at the Women of the Torah

By |February 19th, 2015|

Marc Chagall (1956):Hannah prays to the Lord for a son who will be SamuelMy page titled Who Are Hannah and Sarah? consistently gets the second highest number of views on this blog, besides the main page. It makes sense: neither are my name so the page outlines from where the inspiration for my blog title came […]

Crafting Your Own Infertility Ritual

By |February 19th, 2015|

Every time I fly, I quietly say the Sh’ma and V’ahavta to myself every time the plane takes off. Every time. Without fail, no matter how tired I might be if it’s an early flight. I am convinced that if I do not recite these two Hebrew prayers, I will die in a fiery […]