The IVF Survival Kit

Chris:  Ever since we got the medicine "Party in a Box" Candace has been apologizing about the hormonal basketcase that she is going to become.  She tried to reconcile some of this impending doom and terror by giving me what she called an "IVF Survival Kit." ...more

Ask Dr. Renee: Should I Freeze My Eggs?

Ask Dr. Renee: Should I Freeze My Eggs?Ask Dr....more

Judgement + IVF

Choosing not to take a Pregnancy test during the 2ww

I Katie, pledge not to take a home pregnancy test before the 2ww week wait is up.  Sounds funny right?!  So many woman undergoing IVF take multiple pregnancy tests before getting the actual beta numbers. I am guilty myself during my previous rounds....more

IVF What I Will Miss The Most

IVF again.. What I Will MissThe Most With my iVF round approaching fast it is time I give up all those things I love so much.  It is hard and I almost feel it is a little unfair.  Ok.. I sound like a whiney baby saying it that way!  But not knowing if this round will even work is always in the back of my head as I resist to take that Hot bath sipping on wine!  Ah......more

5 Things Never to Say to an IVF Patient

So you think you can empathize with someone going through IVF?  Maybe you held your best friend's hand as she went through the madness.  Spoke to her in her deepest lows about adoption or what if's?  You cried with her before and during treatments, and after her baby was conceived, you worried with her until he/she came.  This is all great and I am not here to discredit anyone's experiences with or friendships with someone going through a hard time conceiving a baby. ...more
Eggcellent Post! I'll be sharing this on my FB page this week. While going through my own ...more

Pressing On

I went into 2013 hopeful because hope was all I had. In February 2013, we began the Invitro-fertilization process with Kristi, our gestational carrier. We had no earthly idea just how bumpy the road was going to be. Somewhere between negative pregnancy tests, methotrexate injections, hurtful things said by those that should be the most understanding of all and roughly $40,000, I started to lose all of the hope I had ever started off with. ...more

This Is Why We Plank

I’ve also always been the kind of person who gains 60-70 pounds per pregnancy. When I was a teenager and had my first kids, the weight came off fairly easily, leaving in its wake, even softer flesh and some gnarly stretch marks. When I had Monkey, the weight did not come off. Whatever. Weight, like age, is just a number. Right? I got rid of a TON of vintage cloths and fetish wear that I knew I would never fit in again. Bygones. Moving on. Plus, we had planned another baby. ...more
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Infertility and Modern Day Miracles

When you are twenty-five, fresh out of college and a newlywed, you think the world is your oyster.  It is a time of innocence that will, for most couples, be a fond memory in later years.  The idea of starting a family is an assumed right of passage....more