Our 3rd IVF Cycle: Week 1 Update

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15 Reasons I Am DONE Having Kids (And 10 Reasons I'm Not Sure)

 I dipped my spoon into the molten lava cake and ice cream I shouldn't be eating (and wouldn't be, if I fit into my favorite skinny jeans), and slowly raised my eyes up to his, only to see them trailing off somewhere in the half-empty chain restaurant. I know he's already mentally changed the subject, so I distract myself looking at the kind-of-cute waiter's tattoos and let it go (for now). ...more

No Baby = Failure?!?

There are times on this road of TTC (trying to conceive) where I have to catch myself from falling down the well of depression. I look at the last two years as a transformation of who I am and what our marriage is and there are times where I feel like I have failed. Why can't I get pregnant? Why did my other babies not survive? It should not be this difficult - the natural process of procreating. I even go further at times thinking - What black girl has trouble having a baby?  I am the only one in my family with this issue. Then HE reminds me of who he is in my life  - Yes God!...more

TTC and Marriage

Well, trying to conceive (TTC) and having a good marriage can be overwhelming. At my last procedure I got to thinking about the husbands. Many of our men are sufferring in silence moreso than us. We are the women and are expected to be emotional with friends or families that we can purge ourselves to and with. But our men are not so open nor do they have the space where they are given permission to express their feelings about TTC and what it really means for them as men....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

Round 1

I started this blog for my sanity and also the hope that my journey through this stressful and exciting time will help someone else going through this....more

IVF For Aging Moms-to-Be: Personalized IVF Predictions

Stacie Warcewicz, a part-time office manager in Salisbury, Mass., feels lucky that she’s a full-time mom. After seven years of fertility treatments, Stacie and her husband, a contractor, are happy that they have finally built a family....more

The $150,000 Baby and IVF Prediction Tests

Melody once worked as a nurse in the pediatric and maternity ward of a Miami-area hospital. One maternity patient, in particular, sticks in her memory. After the successful birth of a healthy child, the patient had quipped to her nurses that she just had a $150,000 baby. “She’s out of her mind,” Melody thought at the time. “Who would spend $150,000 for a child?” ...more

View from a Patient: Personalized IVF Prediction Tests

After Gretchen Barrett, a Champlain, Minnesota-based Internet marketer, got married, she and her husband tried to conceive for one year with the help of an ovulation prediction kit. Gretchen was age 30 then. But her periods were erratic, and the couple never seemed able to pinpoint time of ovulation. ...more

Should I try IVF again to get pregnant or not? Sperm and embryo quality

By Mylene Yao, M.D., Co-founder and CEO, Univfy Inc.My last IVF did not work; is it time to try a donor egg cycle? I did IVF last year and now I am 40; is it too late for another IVF cycle? If you are asking yourself these questions, you can use your current personal medical information and data from your past IVF cycles for a more personalized prediction of whether your next IVF cycle is likely to work. You can access this test online or at your doctor’s office....more