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Infertility & Trying to Conceive (aka “Before IVF”)

A look inside the head of a girl who’s trying to get pregnant, in preparation for and leading up to in Vitro Fertilization. I’ll warn you now, especially before our first cycle, it’s not always pretty.

IVF

Ride along as we do our first fresh cycle. Spoiler alert! You’ll get to hear about two frozen cycles, too. Did you know In Vitro literally means “under glass”? Yes, I watch too much Jeopardy.

Pregnancy

Success! And now, the trials and tribulations of growing a human or two.

Parenting

Pretty self-explanatory. But because I watch the news, I’ll explain: it’s me yapping about parenting.

Embryo Donation

We were lucky to have more embryos than we needed, so we decided to donate them to an infertile couple. Hear how it all went down, and check out the helpful Embryo Donation Guide I wrote if you’re in the same boat!

Miscellaneous

When it doesn’t fit anywhere else, it goes in here. A sampling: traveling with kids, why I’m not surprised Trump was elected, Iowa State Fair survival guide, self-doubt, and boatloads more!

What Not to Say to Infertiles, aka STFU

People say a lot of things they shouldn’t to infertile women. They give bad advice or say horribly insensitive things. I had it up to here, so I started collecting the stupid shit people said to me and vented about it here.

Ranting

Sometimes a girl just needs to bitch and complain. And I do, often.