Crossing Borders: An Uncertain Path to Parenthood

May 15, 2018
Kristen Munson



Lindsey Boone used to joke that she wanted to have a baseball team when she got married. She always thought she would become a mom and have a big family. But for Boone and her husband, having a baby proved nearly impossible. And even though infertility affects about 15 percent of American couples, it is often something kept private, a monthly heartbreak suffered in silence.

If you’ve ever flown in or out of the Salt Lake airport, you know that Utah loves babies.  The state has the highest birthrate in the country, so it’s fitting that the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine was held in Salt Lake City this year.