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CF Community Blog

The CF Community Blog is written by the community, for the community. It's about sharing our experiences, reflections, and perspectives — the good days, the bad days, and all the tough and wonderful things in between. With topics ranging from emotional health to treatments, the blog is a platform to share your unique story.

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The Challenges of Becoming a Dad With CF

My wife and I knew that following our dream of having children would be difficult, but we would do whatever it takes to grow our family. Despite the challenges we’ve experienced on our in-vitro fertilization (IVF) journey, we will continue to fight to make our dream a reality.

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June 8, 2023 | 7 min read
Marisa smiling outside with her family.


The Challenges of Pregnancy With CF

I was determined to make my dream of becoming a mother a reality despite the potential risks that pregnancy can cause for people living with CF. It certainly wasn’t easy, but the challenges of pregnancy and CF were rewarding in the end because I now have two wonderful girls who call me mom.

Marisa Fairchild
Nov. 30, 2022 | 6 min read
Kayla smiling with her husband and daughter on a hayride.


CF Community Support Helped Me Through the Emotions of Pregnancy

After my daughter’s cystic fibrosis diagnosis, I knew I still wanted more than one child. But, the journey trying to conceive my second child was stressful and emotional.

Kayla Fisher
Nov. 9, 2022 | 7 min read
Megan smiling while holding her son, Isaac.


How I Navigated Breastfeeding My Son With CF

Breastfeeding a child comes with a lot of challenges, dedication, and love. Breastfeeding a child with cystic fibrosis brings all of these aspects to a different level. As a first-time mom wanting to breastfeed exclusively, here’s what I have learned while breastfeeding my son, Isaac.

Megan Pate
July 19, 2022 | 8 min read
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What I’ve Learned About Breastfeeding With CF

Breastfeeding when you have CF is more complicated than it is for people who don’t have CF. Here’s what I’ve learned about it with my kids.

April 26, 2022 | 6 min read
Lindsey pregnant smiling with her husband.


What I Learned While Trying to Get Pregnant

The journey my husband and I traveled while trying to conceive our son was stressful but ultimately fruitful. Here’s what I learned during that process.

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April 11, 2022 | 8 min read