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.
Hitting the 12 week milestone and how Chuck Norris almost outed my pregnancy 8 weeks early.
On the eve of my embryo transfer, I’m not thinking about tomorrow. I’m thinking about December 9, 2011, and trying my damnedest to have my own little Groundhog Day.
I’ve made it over the first hurdle in this process — my pre-transfer ultrasound. Now my mind is swimming with statistics, and I’m terrified about making it through the next steps.
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.
We’ve all seen them: new mothers who look like crap in public. I pitied them, thinking they should really take more time for themselves. What the hell was I thinking?
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.
The phone rang. “Are you somewhere you can talk?” the nurse asked. With that, I already knew what she was going to say. Our first attempt at IVF, our first fresh cycle, had failed. Is there an upside to this? I try my damnedest to find a few positives in this crappy, shit-loaded situation.
An unadvertised “Joy of Infertility” — finding someone willing to stick a needle in your booty for hormone injections. When I had to spend a night in Chicago for work, I suddenly found myself without a shot-giver. Finding one was a huge pain in the ass (ha ha).