Fertility

Caregivers, Unlimited

By Sari Kopitnikoff | March 8, 2018

Donna’s Story: BRCA Diagnosis, A Hidden Blessing

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 25, 2018

This profile is sponsored in partnership with Sharsheret. Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their…

Sisters: Sharing Loss, BRCA Fears, and the Future

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 21, 2018

LPM: Tell us about your mom. Adina: My mom was a beacon of beauty both inside and out. She had…

My Mother Died From Breast Cancer, But I Refuse To Live In Fear

By Rachel Kravetz | February 18, 2018

Cancer is a scary word. Everyone knows of someone who has died of cancer. Cancer conjures up terrifying images of…

From IVF Coordinator to Patient: Experiencing My Husband’s BRCA Diagnosis

By Maya Tsarfati Shapiro | February 12, 2018

When I graduated Yeshiva University in 2015, I anticipated my first job out of college would be pretty straightforward: first…

Taking the Plunge

By Rebecca Klempner | January 14, 2018

Collecting my still-wet hair in one hand, I tuck it all into my fuzzy magenta cap and grab my bag.…

Aaryn’s Story: My Rose Among Thorns

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 24, 2017

This profile was sponsored by Westchester Fertility. When we were in college together at Stern College at Yeshiva University, I learned…

Danit’s Story: Whatever It Takes

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 18, 2017

This profile was sponsored by New York Reproductive Wellness. Whenever I mentioned to someone that I was going to be doing…

Abbie’s Story: Anything for You

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 10, 2017

I met Abbie in college, when we were both English Majors together. I remember we took a poetry writing class…

Brooke’s Story: Love Beyond Loss

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 26, 2017

I first met with Brooke when she was with her young daughter at a new rehabilitation center, and having grown…

Erica’s Story: Embracing Body and Soul

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 27, 2017

When Erica reached out to participate in The Layers Project body image series, I was thrilled. I’ve known her since…

Shani’s Story: Family and Faith, Blood and Being Chosen

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 10, 2017

Shani sits in my home office, in a big plush leather chair I pulled in for the occasion. I fiddle…