From your fertility big sister: I’ve talked about the, "Why don’t you just do IVF?” and the, “Why don’t you just adopt?” dismissive, frustrating comments from people who believe they’re being helpful when they’re really not. We’ve thought about it all. If we aren’t doing those things, we’ve decided against them. Please, don’t even ask. … Continue reading “It’ll happen.” / The reality check you don’t want to hear.
Exploring Alternatives When Sex Doesn’t Seem to be Enough
Women with diminished ovarian reserves, like me, are recommended to skip all the gradual building up within the tiers of fertility treatment and go right to the end–IVF. As my doctor put it, we need a “good egg”. Since eggs are screened for viability when they’re retrieved for IVF, the procedure could potentially prevent an … Continue reading Exploring Alternatives When Sex Doesn’t Seem to be Enough
Jumping Back into Fertility Talk
Long time no see, fertility sisters! Last year, I vowed to myself–whether I have a baby or not–I wouldn't let another woman feel alone in her fertility journey if I could help it. And out of the blue in August, I stopped posting. It wasn’t that I wasn’t motivated to post–I was. I wrote many … Continue reading Jumping Back into Fertility Talk