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Posts tagged ‘infertility’

A Great Woman

I think many of us know of Mel here in the blogosphere. And boy does she do some absolutely wonderful things. However, I want to draw your attention to another great woman. If you haven’t been over to her site, you should go. Katie is one of 2% of the population to experience recurrent pregnancy loss. She finally got to hold her son in her arms this August! She is giving back to the community by publishing stories on pregnancy loss every Monday. I am touched by her willingness to continue to support the infertile, even though she finally has her son. I guess it goes to show, that even if you have a child, you never forget the pain of infertility. So, go check out her blog! I’m positive you will enjoy it. Thanks Katie!


Can It Really Be That Easy?

So, I was just watching Private Practice (spinoff from Grey’s Anatomy, if you don’t know, you should watch it!) Anyway, the last episode of the season featured a newlywed couple of older age (like 35) who wanted a baby right away. So, the same day that they have their appt. they get results on their “fertility”. Apparently said husband has no sperm. So they look through sperm donors and come up with his brother, and plan insemination the next day. Then they decide against going with the brother because he’s a jerk. Addison comes up with the idea to try testicular biopsy of some sort and comes up with 1 sperm which is immediately united with the 1 egg that they had JUST REMOVED (in the same OR/procedure room I might add). And then, THEY IMPLANT THE NEWLY FERTILIZED EGG into her ON THE SAME DAY! It’s nice to see infertility portrayed in the media, but this was just ridiculous. I’m pretty sure that the same woman will end up pregnant and delivering in the next season. That’s my little spiel for today. Even so, I still like Private Practice.


*Sigh*.  I now have an appt. with a different RE on Nov. 10th.  Can I just say, I absolutely, positively, DO NOT WANT TO GO!  After my disappointing appt. with the RE in January, I am just really uncomfortable going and being told (once again) that I am too fat.  I am having anxiety.  Seriously.  It is going to be a long 2 months.  And I wonder, why am I doing this?  We can’t afford IVF.  What if he thinks that’s the only way we’re going to get pregnant?  Ugh. I feel like crying right now.  How did my life turn out this way?  (And yes, I realize that I sound pathetic).