Stalled: How to Make a Baby the IVF Way


By Shawnee Barton

Battling infertility feels like being stuck on the side of the road without a spare tire. My life stands frustratingly still while I watch other women’s lives whiz past. I want to know why my body can’t make a baby, and I am willing to do whatever I need to do to get it fixed, which is how I ended up like this: lying on a gurney with a body full of needles.

In this piece posted on, Photographer Shawnee Barton documents the process she and her husband went through to become pregnant and have a child. To view, visit:


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