Hello! For any new followers/readers/viewers, I am Maya. I am C3. As of last August, we’ve added an Instagram platform @thearielseries, to expand our endeavor with this blog, The Ariel Series. As of late, we have been collaborating on putting together a new blog/video series called “American Sign Language (ASL) Trying to Conceive (TTC) via Artificial Insemination” or “ASL TTC“.
We are collaborating on this series for a reason we feel is important for our Deaf and signing community. When we began the TTC journey, we were hoping to come across accessible, visual, and useful resources. We especially sought out formats that share information and stories via American Sign Language (ASL). ASL is our primary mode of communication.
As it turns out, there weren’t many resources specific to this journey that suited our needs. We only came across one channel we felt pretty good about which is called “ASL Stew”. Thank you Jill and Jenna for sharing parts of your journey! They have two beautiful children. While we had some information to gather from one Youtube channel, we wished for more because one story does not represent all stories.
So it had been decided. We committed ourselves to sharing our story with hopes that Deaf couples (or singles!) new to this process have more information out there to choose from, learn from, and relate to. Now even though you are reading this from a blog, we have a visual version which couples each blog post with a vlog produced in ASL. If you’d like to switch over to the vlog, you can view below!
So for starters…Whether you’re a couple with infertility issues, a single parent wishing to conceive on your own, or a same-sex or queer couple hoping to have a child biologically by way of assisted medical procedures, what we share in this blog series may be relevant or of interest to you. Of course, if you are none of these people, you’re more than welcome to join us in this journey because you know Maya and me, wish to support us, or just have happenstance curiosity.
Before we dive in, Maya and I want to emphasize that this blog series is only based on our personal experience and gathered knowledge from select resources. We are only sharing our experience of trying to conceive through artificial insemination, which is the path we’ve chosen with the hopes to have our first child. We also ask that you respect the choices we make as prospective parents. We recognize that everything we choose to do may not be what you agree with. Therefore, let’s share mutual respect!
Let’s get started…Next week!
Next week we will share multiple things we did in preparing ourselves for the process of trying to conceive.
Have at it!
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