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Monday, December 31, 2012
The journey of infertility: Walking with the Church
to find solutions, wisdom, and peace
By Jeannie Hannemann, MA
Celebrate Life
It's personal. It's painful. And for the millions of people affected by infertility, it can also be very isolating. For those who have never experienced the sorrow and complexity of this condition, it's impossible to truly comprehend the degree of suffering it causes. I had considered myself empathetic to those who couldn't conceive, but I didn't fully understand what they were going through until it happened to my husband and me. 

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