A collection of the best tips for how to prepare ahead of time and how to cope throughout the process of infertility treatments and IVF.
Committed to eSET: Why we transferred just one embryo
Thinking of transferring two embryos? The research on elective single embryo transfer (eSET) and birth outcomes might just surprise you. These are the reasons behind our decision to transfer just one embryo every time.
Conversations with a pregnant girl
People are especially friendly to pregnant women, leading to lots of conversations with strangers. I’ve had two enlightening conversations lately that have had me pondering them long after the talking was over.
Almost outed by Chuck Norris
Hitting the 12 week milestone and how Chuck Norris almost outed my pregnancy 8 weeks early.
In My Tenth Week
I admit it — I’ve been cheating a little bit. When folks ask me how pregnant I am, I pad the number just a teeny weeny bit. I’m not lying. Just bending the rules a little.
The cap and gown
Seven weeks and five days. One hundred sixty four beats per minute. Two arm buds. Two leg buds. And one graduation.
Good news, followed by bad news. All clear followed by red flags. For someone who’s not allowed to ride rollercoasters, I sure am taking a ride on a doozy.
Clinging to Hope
A great deal of blood, clumps of tissue, cramping… sounds like a textbook miscarriage. Not in every case. And not in my case either, it seems.
The Fifteen Percent
After yesterday’s spotting stopped overnight, I started to breathe a little easier. And then the universe threw me for a very big loop.