Inspire – Women of Dartmouth Stories

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Our Reproductive Journeys Series

While women today have expanding opportunities and choices about when and how to create families, nothing is simple or straightforward when it comes to making decisions about motherhood. The stories in this series represent many sides of the spectrum. We hope you’ll enjoy them, and if you’d like to share your experiences on this topic, please reach out to us.

Upcoming Event

The Motherhood Spectrum: A conversation about our reproductive journeys

October 04, 2023 at 8 pm – 9:15pm EDT/5 pm – 6:15pm PDT

Join us to listen and share stories about the evolving spectrum of motherhood. While women today have expanding opportunities and choices about when and how to create families, nothing is simple or straightforward when it comes to making these decisions. Storytellers coming together to launch our new story series include Crystal Flores (Marra) ‘04, Brita Reed ‘76, Laura Moore ‘00, and Nancy Fisher ‘01 as they discuss different aspects of and their journeys through the Motherhood Spectrum.

This is not a networking event in the traditional sense, but it will create the opportunity for you to meet other women in a way that’s empowering, uplifting, and heartfelt. Come ready to share openly and connect deeply with other inspiring and genuine Women of Dartmouth.

When Not Getting Pregnant Feels Like Failure

The story of an over achiever, who expected to succeed at everything she did by Laura Moore ’00.

Childless By Choice

Crystal Flores (Marra) ’04 shares her story of deciding not to have children and how that has impacted her life.

A Fresh Perspective on the IVF Journey

An Ob/Gyn Becomes a Therapist and has a Fresh Perspective on IVF by Brita Reed ’76.

Choosing Home Birth

By sticking with her birth plan, Nancy Fisher ’01 had her baby at home, against her doctor’s wishes.

How Pelvic Floor Therapy Saved Me

After three births, Sarah Jablon-Smith ‘03 felt it was so important to let other birthing people know that pelvic floor physical therapy is out there and something they can seek out to help recover from the birth trauma many of us experience.

Past Event

Fertility Journeys: a conversation with Dartmouth women

During Women’s History Month, Dartmouth women came together for a panel discussion on Fertility Journeys – a conversation about the possibilities, decisions and experience of creating family. Co-hosted by Women of Dartmouth and Women of Geisel in Healthcare and Biomedical Science.

Panelists: Lisa Cloitre ’94, T’02, Deborah Ikhena-Abel MED’10, Vanessa Paster ’00, Bernardine Wu ’95

Resources

Coming soon!

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