Risa Kerslake

Risa is a registered nurse turned freelance writer from the Midwest and mama to one little girl. She has too many coffee mugs, loves the thought of sleeping in, and actually makes the recipes she pins on Pinterest.She began blogging back in 2012 about the hilarious, and at times, painful, path infertility has taken her down. Undergoing three IUIs, three IVFs, and two donor egg cycles, her daughter was born after six years of struggling to conceive. She is the author of the website Risa Kerslake Writes and her favorite topics are parenting, infertility and what happens when the two collide.
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The Pros and Cons of Online Fertility Forums The Pros and Cons of Online Fertility Forums The Pros and Cons of Online Fertility Forums The Pros and Cons of Online Fertility Forums


Is an online forum a good way to seek support during infertility? Read more about the pros and cons.

What Are Your Options For Your Remaining Embryos? What Are Your Options For Your Remaining Embryos? What Are Your Options For Your Remaining Embryos? What Are Your Options For Your Remaining Embryos?


Once your family is complete, here are 7 options for your remaining embryos.

9 Simple Things You Can Do To Support Someone Experiencing Infertility 9 Simple Things You Can Do To Support Someone Experiencing Infertility 9 Simple Things You Can Do To Support Someone Experiencing Infertility 9 Simple Things You Can Do To Support Someone Experiencing Infertility


Here are 9 small gestures that will go a long way to someone experiencing infertility.

The Comment About My Infertility That Hurt the Most The Comment About My Infertility That Hurt the Most The Comment About My Infertility That Hurt the Most The Comment About My Infertility That Hurt the Most


Some of the comments were jokes meant for a laugh, but most fell flat. Some comments were advice meant to be taken seriously, but were not...

Why I Chose To Be Open About My Infertility Why I Chose To Be Open About My Infertility Why I Chose To Be Open About My Infertility Why I Chose To Be Open About My Infertility


Infertility isn't well understood by others and can be isolating to those who experience it. This is one woman's decision to help normalize...

5 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Egg Donor 5 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Egg Donor 5 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Egg Donor 5 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Egg Donor


If I could speak to my egg donor, this is what I would tell her.

5 Emotions You May Experience Before Your First Donor Egg Cycle 5 Emotions You May Experience Before Your First Donor Egg Cycle 5 Emotions You May Experience Before Your First Donor Egg Cycle 5 Emotions You May Experience Before Your First Donor Egg Cycle


The emotions before and during a donor cycle are complex. This is how you might feel before your first donor IVF cycle.

10 Ways to Survive the Two Week Wait After Infertility Treatment 10 Ways to Survive the Two Week Wait After Infertility Treatment 10 Ways to Survive the Two Week Wait After Infertility Treatment 10 Ways to Survive the Two Week Wait After Infertility Treatment


Waiting for results after a fertility treatment can be difficult. Here are our tips to help pass the two-week wait.

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