How to survive IVF and infertility treatments

How to survive IVF and infertility treatments

When a friend asked me what to expect with IVF—specifically, how to prepare ahead of time and how to cope throughout the process—I started thinking hard about what advice I would give someone about to start down the IVF trail. I enlisted the help of some friends, and we pulled together our best tips here.

Expansion

Expansion

Our projected family size has gone from two (just us), to three (+ puppy), to four (+ a Peanut). We haven’t always agreed, but now, we’re at an impasse. We do not agree on where to go from here.

A little personality

They say that babies start to show their personality — the one they’ll have for life — from the first day. I find that hard to believe, but this weekend, my aunt and mother-in-law filled me in from personal experience.

WTF is a WTF appointment?

WTF is a WTF appointment?

They call it the “WTF Appointment” — the one you have with the doctors after your IVF fails, where they can’t give you any reason why it didn’t work. Nor can they tell you anything that’s really of value at all. So we just decided not to go to ours.