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The Diagnosis Blilt

This is the Diagnostic Blilt, the first of many virtual quilts that stand as a testament to the experiences of the infertility and pregnancy loss community. These are the unique reactions to single moments in a journey. Whenever possible, the squares of the quilt are linked back to the author’s blog or email address. This gives the viewer a chance to connect with a like-minded person experiencing infertility or loss and read more of their story. Therefore we encourage you to click on any square and learn more about the author’s story. Take a moment to leave them a comment. Like an actual quilt, the Blilts have a chance to share a moment of warmth between two unrelated individuals.

Contribute your own reaction to your own diagnosis in the comments section. The Blilt projects are always open and we will be continually adding to them as new words come along from future members of the infertility and pregnancy loss community. Click on the hyperlinked words in order to learn more about the Virtual Quilt Project and how you can contribute.

When I was first diagnosed as infertile…


1 mandolyn { 04.12.07 at 8:31 am }

(virtual applause)

2 TeamWinks { 04.12.07 at 8:35 am }

Real Tears

3 Tara { 04.12.07 at 8:37 am }

Beautiful, Mel.

4 DD { 04.12.07 at 10:01 am }

Who is the lucky bastard who gets to hand stitch all of these?

Marvelous work, Mel.

5 Samantha { 04.12.07 at 10:31 am }

Great work!

6 Piccinigirl { 04.12.07 at 10:35 am }

it’s so beautiful and I’ve “found” so many new blogs too, thank you for this, it’s WONDERFUL 🙂

7 squarepeg { 04.12.07 at 10:47 am }

Awesome. I’d like to contribute too.

For me, the reaction was

“Oh good, that’s an easy fix.”

Turns out I was WAY off.

8 Pamela Jeanne { 04.12.07 at 5:35 pm }

This is so powerful. I realized as I read each of the responses that while I only submitted one, each of the other responses also described how I felt and rang true to me. It was as though I was in an echo chamber. Just goes to show how multi-faceted our emotions are at any given time. Thank you again for reminding me that I’m not alone.

9 Rachel { 04.12.07 at 8:27 pm }

hello – new blogger here. thanks.

10 Sunny { 04.12.07 at 9:17 pm }


11 Chris { 04.13.07 at 8:44 am }

Mel – you are amazing for taking the time to put this together. What an amazing resource and a wonderful introduction to some blogs that were previously off my radar.

12 Baby Blues { 04.14.07 at 5:54 pm }

Love it! You’re amazing Mel.

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