How have you been doing? “GREAT”, I answer. Yet I feel that some people don’t believe me... I can understand why. If I take a step back and look at the crazy roller coaster ride that was the last year, it does boggle my mind that I got through it all. I don’t think I... Continue Reading →
I didn't get my hopes up this time around but still felt like that grade 2 - 9 cell embryo had a great chance of sticking and thriving!
I can see why women do this again and again... but I don't understand why I did... My last appointment saw me starring at the ultrasound showing 12 follicles. I've never had that many in the last year. I also never expected to spend over $20k on this project. What shall I do?
I remember sitting in the waiting room of the Montreal Fertility Clinic and seeing this couple come out of the doctor's office with a huge smile, tears and exclamations. Pregnant! She was finally pregnant!
Oh the dreaded two week wait... My last doctor's appointment saw me, surprisingly, going forward with another round of IVF. I had the minimum seven follicles I had set myself in order to try again. Then didn’t. Then did again... just getting to decision day was a rollercoaster in itself. D-Day My last ultrasound on... Continue Reading →
It can cost up to 8500$ for one in vitro fertility procedure and that doesn't include the cost of sperm... wow. It's a big jump from the free insemination procedure that I had been undergoing, but on the other hand, there's a better chance of a return on my investment. Statistics wise, I'm paying over... Continue Reading →
By now, you know that my first trial with IUI (intrauterine insemination) was a fail. Bouncing back was actually quite easy because I didn't really have time to think about it. It's a good thing, but also a bad thing because you might not stop to ask questions. The "not pregnant" verdict usually falls on... Continue Reading →
Not many people knew about my crazy baby-making decision, so I texted my despair to a friend who did know and her response was to knock at my door 2 hours later with a bottle of wine, ready to help me tackle those 149 profiles AGAIN! She was floored by the amount of detail that profiles provide...
Single mom by choice... as I scrolled down the list of choices for types of patient on the donor sperm bank website and selected those 4 words, "Single Mom By Choice", I could not help but internally scream BUT IT'S NOT MY CHOICE!